Theme of tragedy in Macbeth

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Macbeth as a tragic character? Hint *IWNY* Hubris
'I will not yield' - Macbeth, Act 5 scene 8, refusing to give up to Banquo even on the scene of his death.
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Macbeth as a tragic character? Hint *YWTTL* Hubris
'Yet will try the last' - Macbeth, Act 5 scene 8, Macbeth as a tragic hero where his greatest weakness is his own pride and unwillingness to surrender to Banquo
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Macbeth as a tragic character? Alternative interpretation for quotes *IWNY* and *YWTTL*
'I will not yield' 'Yet will try the last' - Macbeth, not a tragic character/ hero, does not accept his own 'anagnorsis' - Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero
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Macbeth not a tragic hero? *IIWDWTD* pre planning of deed, fate not greater than deserved
'if it were done when 'tis done' - Macbeth, planning to kill the king, aware of his actions does not receive a fate greater than deserved
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Macbeth not a tragic hero? *IHDTD* Macbeth seeking reward from Lady Macbeth for his bad deed's
'I have done the deed' - Macbeth, pride in actions, aware of evil nature, fate not greater than deserved
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Macbeth not a tragic hero? *SBATD* against deed, kinsman and subject
'Strong both against the deed' - represents Macbeth's understanding of correct morals, but decide's to ignore them, aware of evil nature he possesses, deserves fate of death
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'Yet will try the last' - Macbeth, Act 5 scene 8, Macbeth as a tragic hero where his greatest weakness is his own pride and unwillingness to surrender to Banquo

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Macbeth as a tragic character? Hint *YWTTL* Hubris

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'I will not yield' 'Yet will try the last' - Macbeth, not a tragic character/ hero, does not accept his own 'anagnorsis' - Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero

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'if it were done when 'tis done' - Macbeth, planning to kill the king, aware of his actions does not receive a fate greater than deserved

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'I have done the deed' - Macbeth, pride in actions, aware of evil nature, fate not greater than deserved

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