is Macbeth considered a tragedy?

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toby14 | Student | (Level 1) Honors

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Yes. It is considered as a tragedy because as you know there are four genres. They are romance, tragedy, historical, and comedy. It does not fall under any of the other three. This is because it involves all sorts of death and murder eliminating it from romance and comedy. It has nothing to do with history so it is eliminated from there as well. THEREFORE, based on process of elimination, you can figure out that it is a tragedy.

Also, the full title of the play is "The Tragedy of Macbeth."

This is a given clue that it is a tragedy

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toby14 | Student | (Level 1) Honors

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Yes. It is considered as a tragedy because as you know there are four genres. They are romance, tragedy, historical, and comedy. It does not fall under any of the other three. This is because it involves all sorts of death and murder eliminating it from romance and comedy. It has nothing to do with history so it is eliminated from there as well. THEREFORE, based on process of elimination, you can figure out that it is a tragedy.

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