Everyone who is mortal has at least one

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Everyone who is mortal has at least one flaw. Some are more
serious than others. For example, some people have addictions to
gambling, while other people can’t remember to put the milk away
after they use it. After a while though, a person’s flaws come
back to haunt them.

The tragedy MacBeth is no exception to this. In it, many of the
character’s die. And the reason is that they have a flaw, that
would eventually lead to their downfall. Not every character is
deserving of his fate though. Some characters have a minor flaw,
which shouldn’t lead to their death. But other’s have a major
flaw, which is would eventually lead them to their death anyway.
The first Thane of Cawdor, is killed by MacBeth for trying to
lead a revolution against England. His fatal flaw was that he was
according to Ross, “a disloyal traitor”. The thane of Cawdor was
greedy, and wanted the throne of England for himself, and as a
result was murdered. But his murder wasn’t really disheartening,
because the Thane of Cawdor, deserved his fate. He was leading a
battle, in which many lost their lives, for the sake of greed,
and deserved to die because of his flaw. Duncan was the King of
England, and was murdered by MacBeth. He was murdered, because in
order for MacBeth to fulfill his plan and become king, Duncan
would have to die. Duncan’s fatal flaw was that he was too
trusting. For example, he thought that none of his friends could
really be enemies. If Duncan was more careful about his safety at
MacBeth’s castle, he may have had a chance to survive. But
Duncan’s flaw, wasn’t something so horrible that he should die.
Most people need to trust each other more, and just because one
person did, he shouldn’t have to die. MacBeth’s former best
friend, Banquo was also killed by MacBeth. Banquo was killed,
because he knew too much about the murder of Duncan. But that was
not his fatal flaw. Banquo’s fatal flaw was that although he knew
that MacBeth killed Duncan, he really didn’t do anything about
it. There were many opportunities where Banquo could tell
someone such as MacDuff what he thought about the murders. But
Banquo didn’t deserve death, just because he didn’t act quickly
in telling someone that MacBeth killed Duncan. Banquo knew that
if he said anything, no one would believe him, and he would be
executed. Lady MacBeth is MacBeth’s wife. She is his
coconspirator in killing Duncan. Although she helps MacBeth get
the courage to commit the murder, she isn’t willing to do it
herself. She uses the excuse that Duncan looked too much
like her father. Unlike MacBeth though, it is harder for Lady
MacBeth to live with the fact that she helped cause the murder of
the king. And in the end, it makes her so crazy that she commits
Whether or not Lady MacBeth deserved her fate is a tricky
question. Although she did encourage MacBeth to murder Duncan,
she feels regret for her action. Also, she realized what she did
was wrong. But in my opinion, she realized it a little too late,
and Duncan was still dead so she did deserve her fate. MacBeth
was the focus of the entire play, and that’s why it was named
after him. All of the problems start when he murder’s Duncan. He
commits the murder because of his fatal flaw, he is too
ambitious. If he wasn’t so ambitious and determined to be king,
then he would never have killed Duncan. And if MacBeth didn’t
kill Duncan none of the other characters would die. MacBeth
deserved his fate more than any other characters in the play. He
did many things wrong. First he killed Duncan, then he killed
Banquo. After that, MacBeth killed MacDuff’s family. And worst of
all, MacBeth disturbed the balance of nature. Also, MacBeth
didn’t feel any remorse until he was faced with death. If MacBeth
just waited for his time, he would have been king, and have had a
chance to enjoy it. Every character that died in MacBeth had one
fatal flaw. The first Thane of Cawdor was a traitor. Duncan was
too trusting. Banquo didn’t do anything about the knowledge he
had. Lady MacBeth helped plot the murder of Duncan. And MacBeth,
destroyed the natural order and harmony of nature. But not all of
the characters who died deserved to die because of their flaws.
Duncan shouldn’t have been punished for trusting someone, and
Banquo would have said something, but was waiting for the right
time or some physical evidence. But if MacBeth hadn’t been so
ambitious, none of the problems that occurred would have.
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