Macbeth vs. Oedipus Martina ruales- manuela neira- carolina bustamante



  • Macbeth is the main character of Shakespeare's famous play Macbeth.
  • He is presented as the antihero since he is both protagonist and antagonist.
  • Macbeth is a brave soldier and a powerful man, but he is not a virtuous one.
  • Macbeth proves himself better suited to the battlefield than to political intrigue, because he lacks the skills necessary to rule without being a tyrant.
  • Macbeth is never comfortable in his role as a criminal.


  • Oedipus is the king in the classic Greek play by Sophocles, Oedipus The King
  • He is the main character
  • He is also an antihero because he plays the role of the protagonist and antagonist
  • He is known for his intelligence and his ability to solve riddles.
  • He saved the city of Thebes and was made its king by solving the riddle of the Sphinx, the supernatural being that had held the city captive.
  • In the end he marries his biological mother Jocasta (not knowing she was his mother- tragic fate)

Plot - Macbeth

  • Macbeth was King Duncan's loyal subject.
  • He fought rebels from the west isles for the king.
  • He meets with three witches who tell him his fate.
  • He becomes the Thane of Cawdor, and after that the
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