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    3 ways Macbeth is a Tragic Hero?

    I'm supposed to write an short essay tomorrow on 3 reason's why Macbeth can be classified as a Tragic Hero, and i'm having difficulties with this. Can anyone say 3 reasons why he'd be one? I can work from there. I've read the story a few times, but can't grasp the idea. Thanks in advance.

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    Me too, I don't see Macbeth as a tragic hero; he is vile and dictator. How can we sympthize him ? I need help too.

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    This link addressing 'tragic hero' should help: http://shakespeareforums.com/showthread.php?t=2358&page=2

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    Macbeth the hero

    Hi there, all I can think of is that one of the qualities of a tragic hero is that he is ultimately undone by his pride, or 'hubris'. This is definitely something you could argue applies to MacB!

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    A tragic hero is a character who has a tragic flaw. Macbeth's flaw is his ambition. He begins the play as a good man. Loyal servant to his king. Strong marriage. When his ambition is pushed upon, by the prophecy, he reacts fatally. His ambition was to be his downfall.

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    That Macbeth is tragic is obvious. Is it that he was a hero once?

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