Discuss Macbeth as a tragic hero - his strengths, his weaknesses, his tragic flaw and the effect of outside influences on his nature.
The contributions of Macbeth towards his fate in becoming the 'tragic hero' is evident from the first act. Like other of Shakespearean plays, the tragic hero, Macbeth, is noble, honourable and highly respected by the general public at the start of the play. Unfortunately Macbeth contributes to his own fate more than
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else's mistakes. Everyone of his strengths and advantages all fail and turn out be his weaknesses and guilty conscience. After he murders Banquo it leads to crime after crime which contributes to his character deterioration leaving him without friends, unhappy, unsuccessful and remorseful, but his early contributions to his public image leaves a slightly positive overall image of Macbeth. When he becomes the tragic hero one can only say that he himself is to blame.