What are Tragic Elements in Macbeth according to Aristotle theory of Tragedy

What are Tragic Elements in Macbeth according to Aristotle theory of Tragedy

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    An Aristotelian tragedy revolves around a virtuous hero who suffers from a fatal flaw. Macbeth is a noble and highly skilled general who falls for his selfish desire to be crowned the king of Scotland (after the prophecy is introduced to him). The plot is driven by this pursuit of power acquisition.

    His journey also incites a level of scare and trepidation in the audiences which is also true for Aristotelian tragedies.

    In such tragedies, the tragic hero meets with a painful end but not before realising the truth of his crimes and evil pursuit. Macbeth too, confesses to his crimes before the onset of final battle with Macduff and Malcolm.

    In the end, the death of the hero and the hard lessons learned, leads to an emotional realisation by the audiences. Such catharsis is witnessed when Macbeth fights till his end even though he realises his impending doom. The regret that precedes his end is what the audiences take with them as the moral of the drama.

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