Macbeth Tragic Hero

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To What Extent Does Macbeth Fulfil The Demands of A Tragic Hero? To be able to answer this question fully and profoundly we must first be able to accurately understand and be able to describe what is meant by a tragic hero. The classical idea of a tragic hero was first introduced by the ancient Greeks. The earliest known example of this was from Aristotle's 'Poeticus'. There are many essential points that are needed to …

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…opinion. Even if he doesn't fulfil one of the above criteria, that of feeling sympathy towards him, as this point is very subjective and depends on one's own views and opinions. Shakespeare created Macbeth as a tragic hero and this is known this from the outset as the title suggests. However, even if the play was not called the 'Tragedy of Macbeth' he still manages to fill all the necessary criteria of a tragic hero.