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Tragedy in MacBethEveryone who is mortal has at least oneflaw. Some are more serious than others.
For example, some people haveaddictions to gambling, while other people can’t remember to put the milkaway after they use it. After a while though, a person’s flaws come backto haunt them. The tragedy MacBeth is no exception to this. In it, manyof the character’s die. And the reason is that they have a flaw, that wouldeventually lead to their downfall. Not every character is deserving ofhis fate though. Some characters have a minor flaw, which shouldn’t leadto their death.
But other’s have a major flaw, which is would eventuallylead them to their death anyway.The first Thane of Cawdor, is killed byMacBeth for trying to lead a revolution against England. His fatal flawwas that he was according to Ross, “a disloyal traitor”. The thane of Cawdorwas greedy, and wanted the throne of England for himself, and as a resultwas murdered. But his murder wasn’t really disheartening, because the Thaneof Cawdor, deserved his fate.
He was leading a battle, in which many losttheir lives, for the sake of greed, and deserved to die because of hisflaw.Duncan was the King of England, and wasmurdered by MacBeth. He was murdered, because in order for MacBeth to fulfillhis plan and become king, Duncan would have to die. Duncan’s fatal flawwas that he was too trusting.
For example, he thought that none of hisfriends could really be enemies. If Duncan was more careful about his safetyat MacBeth’s castle, he may have had a chance to survive. But Duncan’sflaw, wasn’t something so horrible that he should die. Most people needto trust each other more, and just because one person did, he shouldn’thave to die.MacBeth’s former best friend, Banquo wasalso killed by MacBeth. Banquo was killed, because he knew too much aboutthe murder of Duncan. But that was not his fatal flaw.
Banquo’s fatal flawwas that although he knew that MacBeth killed Duncan, he really didn’tdo anything about it. There were many opportunities where Banquo couldtell someone such as MacDuff what he thought about the murders. But Banquodidn’t deserve death, just because he didn’t act quickly in telling someonethat MacBeth killed Duncan. Banquo knew that if he said anything, no onewould believe him, and he would be executed.Lady MacBeth is MacBeth’s wife.
She ishis coconspirator in killing Duncan. Although she helps MacBeth get thecourage to commit the murder, she isn’t willing to do it herself. She usesthe excuse that Duncan looked too much like her father. Unlike MacBeththough, it is harder for Lady MacBeth to live with the fact that she helpedcause the murder of the king. And in the end, it makes her so crazy thatshe commits suicide. Whether or not Lady MacBeth deserved her fate is atricky question. Although she did encourage MacBeth to murder Duncan, shefeels regret for her action.
Also, she realized what she did was wrong.But in my opinion, she realized it a little too late, and Duncan was stilldead so she did deserve her fate.MacBeth was the focus of the entire play,and that’s why it was named after him.
All of the problems start when hemurder’s Duncan. He commits the murder because of his fatal flaw, he istoo ambitious. If he wasn’t so ambitious and determined to be king, thenhe would never have killed Duncan. And if MacBeth didn’t kill Duncan noneof the other characters would die.
MacBeth deserved his fate more thanany other characters in the play. He did many things wrong. First he killedDuncan, then he killed Banquo.
After that, MacBeth killed MacDuff’s family.And worst of all, MacBeth disturbed the balance of nature. Also, MacBethdidn’t feel any remorse until he was faced with death. If MacBeth justwaited for his time, he would have been king, and have had a chance toenjoy it.
Every character that died in MacBeth hadone fatal flaw. The first Thane of Cawdor was a traitor. Duncan was tootrusting. Banquo didn’t do anything about the knowledge he had. Lady MacBethhelped plot the murder of Duncan.
And MacBeth, destroyed the natural orderand harmony of nature. But not all of the characters who died deservedto die because of their flaws. Duncan shouldn’t have been punished fortrusting someone, and Banquo would have said something, but was waitingfor the right time or some physical evidence. But if MacBeth hadn’t beenso ambitious, none of the problems that occurred would have