Hamartia Essays

How do Generic Conventions Inform Your Understanding of Macbeth_

The tragedy of Macbeth is his “Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself and fallson th’other.” In this famous play, William Shakespeare positions the audience to feel pity towards the protagonist involved, and potentially the protagonist is the tragic hero. But in the play, Macbeth, how does he do this? Shakespeare positions us to feel pity for Macbeth, the protagonist, by using generic, dramatic and theatrical conventions such as soliloquies, hamartia and symbolism. My understanding of the play Macbeth, is shaped by…

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