The Play “Macbeth” is purely about the downfall of a great noble man.

A traditional tragic hero is defined as someone that is essentially a good and noble person but fails because of a certain flaw in their character. William Shakespeare's tragedy, “Macbeth”, portrays the downfall of the great noble man who is overcome by his desire and vaulting ambition which soon transforms into a ruthless seek for power, becoming his fatal flaw. Macbeth is blinded by his ambition and in turn is manipulated and lead to perform evil deeds by the evil intentions and unnatural powers of the witches and his wife, Lady Macbeth., which take over his better half. It is these three factors that intertwine with one another to contribute to Macbeth’s tragic end.

At the start of the play, Macbeth is a highly praised and loyal nobleman admired by all. "For brave Macbeth---well he deserves that name" (Act I, Scene I, line 16). This statement is an example of how well respected Macbeth was until he become a victim of the witches. The witches evoke his unrestrained ambition with promising prophecies that ensure him security and giving him confidence with the apparitions. “All hail Macbeth, hail to thee thane of Cawdor. All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter” (Act I, Scene 3, 47-48). This prophecy arouses Macbeth’s curiosity of how he can become the King of Scotland. “Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more: By Sinel’s death I know I am Thane of Glamis; But how of Cawdor? The Thane of Cawdor lives, a prosperous gentleman; and to be king stands not within the prospect of belief.” (Act I, Scene 3, 68-72) This quote shows how the witches prophecy attracts Macbeth. Banquo, a fellow nobleman, warns Macbeth about the prophecies, "But 'tis strange: and often times, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betrays in deepest consequence" (Act I, Scene 3, 122-127). The witches tempting prophecies bait Macbeth into their deceitful...