Macbeth's journey as a tragic hero by Robert Vinson

"...I know that I am Thane of Glamis / But now of Cawdor" (1.3.71-72) This fits Macbeth as the protagonist because in the story he comes from high estate.

"I have no spur / To prick the sides of my intent, but only / Vaulting ambition.." (1.7.25-27) Macbeth knows that he's asking for too much and that it could be his only downfall.

"I go, and it is done; the bell invites me. / Hear it not Duncan, for it is a knell / That summons thee to heaven or to hell. " (2.1.62-64) After some bullying from his wife, Macbeth now feels the urgency to fulfill his deed in ending Duncan's life.

"To make them kings, the seeds of Banquo kings!" (3.1.70) Macbeth uses the information given to him by the witches to fuel his fear and to do what he wants.

" I am in blood / Stepped so far that, I should no more, / Returning were as tedious as go'er" (3.4.136-138) Macbeth has done so much wrong by this point, murdering friends and allies, that he can never turn back.

"Bring me no more reports; let them fly all! / Till Birnam wood remove to Duinsinane / I cannot taint with fear" (5.3.1-3) Macbeth is isolating himself in the fear that someone will come and kill him before his timely death.

"This time goes manly. / Come, go we to the king. Our power is ready; / Our lack is nothing but our leave." (4.3.235-237) After a long discussion between Malcolm and Macduff, Malcolm agrees to send armies to help fight Macbeth.

"Accursed be that tongue that tells me so, / For it hath cowed my better part of man" (5.8.17-18) Macbeth has realized he's gone too far and that he's tried getting to much.

"Through Birnam wood be come to Dunsinane, / And thou opposed, being of no woman born / ,get I will try the last" (5.8.30-33) Macbeth has now discovered that Macduff is the man whom the witches spoke of so he knows he'll lose, but he;s going out fighting.

"Hail, King! for so thou art; behold, where stands / Th'us surpres's cursed head, The time is free" (5.8.54-55) The evil of Scotland is gone now and their world feels back to normal with Macbeth and his wife vanquished.


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