how is macbeth a tragic hero

characteristics high social rank, tragic flaw, suffers complete ruin, gains self awareness, punishment exceeds crime, faces downfall w courage and dignity
high social rank at first he was a noblemen but ends up becoming king
tragic flaw his ruthless ambition drives him to do evil things in order to gain power
suffers complete ruin in the end his wife dies, his country is in ruins, he does not think that he has any real friends
gains self awareness in the end he realizes that the witches tricked him with their prophecies and he shouldnt have listened to them
punishment exceeds crime he is ambitious and ends up dying from it
faces downfall w courage and dignity he decides to stay and fight and face his downfall

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