The character of Macbeth is a classic example of a Shakespearean
tragic hero. There are many factors which contribute to the
degeneration of Macbeth of which three will be discussed. The three
points which contribute greatly to Macbeth's degeneration are the
prophecy which was told to him by the witches, how Lady Macbeth
influenced and manipulated Macbeth's judgment, and finally Macbeth's
long time ambition which drove his desire to be king. Macbeth's
growing character degenerates
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influenced the cause of his new character. This new
character of Macbeth contained greed, violence, and power hunger.
Macbeth shows this when he kills King Duncan.
In conclusion, the prophecies given to him by the witches, Lady
Macbeth's influence and plan, and his intensified ambition, all
contributed greatly to his degeneration of character which resulted to
his downfall...death. Therefore Macbeth character displays strong
signs of a tragic hero, making him the ideal classic example.