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Homework Help: English - Macbeth

Posted by TP on Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 3:11am.

I have a little trouble understanding my essay question.

This question is:
Is Macbeth a tragic hero according to the classical definition of the term or is he merely a monster? Does Shakespeare succeed in creating sympathy for Macbeth?


To repsond to this question in an essay, I was thinking to write as though the question just said "Is Macbeth a tragic hero?" Because I don't really know what it means by "according to the classical definition of the term" and is it relevant?


I haven't written an essay in over 2 months and I'm getting rusty already. This is how I was thinking of structuring my essay so far:

Intro

Main Body
1st Para: About how he was a tragic hero

2nd Para: A different point on how he was a tragic hero

3rd Para: About how sympathy is created for Macbeth - HE starts off as the 'good guy' and slowly turned bad

Conclusion




And while writing the essay, I'll give exmaples and points to say he WAS a tragic hero, but should I also try and argue why he WASN'T a monster?
I have all the points to say why he was a tragic hero, i.e, he was a noble and loyal general to start with, but his ambition along with the influences of Lady Macbeth and the witches, lead to his tragic death etc.

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