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In Macbeth, does Act 1, Scene 3 introduce a tragic hero element?  OR How is Macbeth a...

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dinoplur | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 15, 2009 at 5:04 AM via web

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In Macbeth, does Act 1, Scene 3 introduce a tragic hero element?  OR How is Macbeth a tragic hero?

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jdellinger | High School Teacher | Honors

Posted February 15, 2009 at 7:11 AM (Answer #1)

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In scene 3 of Act 1, the witches give Macebth and Banquo their predictions, they greet Macbeth as Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland. After finding out that Macbeth is indeed given the title of Thane of Cawdor, the readers find out his tragic flaw, his ambition and lust for power. It is this ambition that drives him to commit murders and ultimately leads to his downfall.

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Noelle Thompson | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted December 19, 2011 at 12:52 AM (Answer #2)

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This question has already been answered.  Here is a link for you:  http://www.enotes.com/macbeth/q-and-a/what-extent-macbeth-tragic-hero-119683

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