Macbeth An Expose

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" The tragic hero must be neither villain nor a virtuous man but a 'character between these two extremes...a man who not eminently good and just, yet whose misfortune is brought about not by vice or depravity but by some error or human frailty." -Aristotle(Poetics) Macbeth is not a victim of fate. A tragic hero is someone who through no fault of his own follows a path of evil. Macgeth chooses to utilize whatever …

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…of murders and deceits. Throughout the cycle of violence, Macbeth's purpose remains the same: to have his insecurities assuaged and his vain ambitions achieved. All this evil is compounded by Macbeth's human frailties but the repercussions and reverberations of this man's existence are much too great, too diabolic to be attributed to any human weakness. For I have sworn the fair and thought thee bright Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.