ends with his death at the hands of MacDuff only after he has understood that he was responsible for his own fate. During the banquet, she is seen to jeopardize her reputation as a graceful hostess to protect Macbeth: Stand not upon the order of your going But go at once (III. The love that propels her change from a strong, sensible character to one overwrought with guilt is much more tragic than Macbeths character change, propagated by his cowardice and incompetence. While the title does not necessarily provide fair judgement of content, Shakespeare has an uncanny habit of titling his tragedies with the name of the protagonist: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Julius Caesar and Othello are examples. 149 and his imagination vanishes. The witches had told him he would be killed by someone who was not 'born of woman.' When Macbeth learns that MacDuff was born by cesarean section, he realizes MacDuff is to be his killer. 43) and weak in manliness: you would/Be so much more the man (I. 50) is still rampant.
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Even in catharsis he is despicable; his first words upon realizing the truth about the witches are Accursed be that tongue that tells me so (V. That was Macbeth's situation. Macbeth hires murderers to kill Banquo so that the throne will be Macbeth's and his successors. It is Lady Macbeths tragedy that she sacrifices so much for the love of a husband that will not confide in her anymore, and this love is much more sorrowful than the alleged tragedy of Macbeth, which is born from his cowardice. But, a tragic hero can be either a protagonist or an antagonist. 25-28)When Lady Macbeth questions Macbeths intentions right after the deliverance of this soliloquy, the recognition of his ambition leads him to a decisive We will proceed no further in this business (I. Mississauga: Canadian School Book Exchange, 1996. She proceeds then to call upon spirits/That tend on mortal thoughts (I. Have you ever been persuaded by a person who you care for to do something that you feel is not right?