In Macbeth, what--in one word--is Macbeth's character flaw? 

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Macbeth's character flaw, in a single word, is greed. (In more than one word, it would be unfettered political ambition.) Greed, by definition, means the selfish desire to acquire something, a desire that surpasses all reason. It is Macbeth 's overwhelming, selfish desire to gain the throne...

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