Macbeth (Elements of a tragic hero)

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  • Jun 2nd, 1111

    Macbeth The War Hero! -Quotation

    Macbeth The War Hero! -Quotation
    For brave Macbeth- well he deserves that name-
    Dsdaining fortune, with his brandished steel,
    which smok'd with bloody execution,
    like Valour's minion carv'd out his passage
    till he fac'd the slave,
    Which ne'er shook his hands, nor bade farewell to him,
    till he unseam'd him from the nave to th'chaps"
    and fix'd his head upon our battlements."
  • Jun 2nd, 1111

    Macbeth the war hero - Explanation

    Macbeth the war hero - Explanation
    In this quotation, the Captain speaks highly of Macbeth. He is shown as a decorated hero of war and he also has the respect of the people. This shows the side of Macbeth that the people knew before his downfall occured.
  • Jun 7th, 1111

    Pity for Macbeth - Quotation

    Pity for Macbeth - Quotation
    "What beast was't then
    That made you break this enterprise to me?
    When you durst do it, then you were a man.

    And to be more than what you were, you would
    be so much more the man." (I, vii, 47-51).
  • Jun 7th, 1111

    Macbeth's Flaw Of Ambition - Quotation

    Macbeth's Flaw Of Ambition - Quotation
    To prick the sides of my intent, but only
    Vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself
    And falls on th'other-" (I. vii, 25-28).
  • Jun 7th, 1111

    Macbeth sees consequences of action - Quotation

    Macbeth sees consequences of action - Quotation
    Could trammel up the consequence and catch
    With his surcease, success". (I, vii, 2-4).
    .....
    "So clear is his great office, that his virtures
    Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongu'd against
    the deep damnation of his taking off." (I, vii,18-20).
  • Jun 7th, 1111

    Macbeth's Flaw of Ambition - Explanation

    Macbeth's Flaw of Ambition - Explanation
    Macbeth explains his own flaw in this quotation in which he speaks alone. His flaw of ambition is his tragic flaw. This causes him to do things to get higher in life such as killing his own king. In this scene he is only thinking about killing the king but has not actually done the action yet. Macbeth uses the metaphor of a horse that tries to jump too high and falls onto the other side of a fence to explain how his excessive ambition will only harm him in the end.
  • Jun 7th, 1111

    Pity for Macbeth - Explanation

    Pity for Macbeth - Explanation
    The audience or reader of the play feels pity for Macbeth when his wife, lady Macbeth convinces him to do the wrong thing by killing King Duncan just after he had decided not to go through with it.
  • Jun 7th, 1111

    Macbeth sees consequences action - Explanation

    Macbeth sees consequences action - Explanation
    Macbeth acknowledges that his action of killing the king is wrong and will come with consequences. This quotation tells us how Macbeth understands how the action is so wrong that even the heaven will cry out for the death of this king who has done no wrong.
  • Macbeth acts on his flaws

    Macbeth acts on his flaws
    "Still it cried , 'sleep no more' to all the house; 'Glamis hath murder'd sleep', and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more, Macbeth shall sleep no more." (II, ii).
  • Macbeth acts of his flaws - Explanation

    Macbeth acts of his flaws - Explanation
    Just after Macbeth acts on his flaw of ambition and kills his king, he already begins to feel the concequences and guilt of his actions. Here he is mentally unstable and feels horrible for killing the king.
  • Death of Macbeth - Quotation

    Death of Macbeth - Quotation
    "Of this dead butcher a his fiend-like queen,
    Who, as 'tis thought, by self and vilent hands
    Took off her life, -this and what needful else
    That calls upon us, by the grace of Grace
    We will perform in measure, time, and place.

    So, thanks to all at once and to each one,
    Whom we invite to see us crown'd at Scone."
  • Death of Macbeth - Explanation

    Death of Macbeth - Explanation
    This quoation is spoken by Malcom, and is the final line in the play. Malcom speaks of order being restored in Scotland with the death of our tragic hero, Macbeth. He speaks of order being restored in the correct order, at the right time and in the proper place when Malcom says, "We will perform in measure, time and place". This order is being restored because Macbeth is dead and no longer in power.