A hero can be defined as a person who is noted for courageous acts and noble personality. Macbeth can be described as an example of a hero in one of the classics that Shakespeare has wrote about. Through this play we see that Macbeth is a man of respectable birth who has inner conflicts, and a strong background which leads us to see the qualities of a tragic hero. For example, madness can be described as an internal and tragic characteristic of Macbeth. This plays a significant factor in the decline and downfall of Macbeth because of his fate and his own mistakes. The three factors which draw out Macbeth’s internal flaw of madness are his fate which was foretold by the witches, how Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth and Macbeth’s own aspiration.In the beginning of the play it is shown that Macbeth starts to take actions which promote his downfall. When he gets a preview of his fate which was shown by the witches, he tries to avoid it which ends up leading him to become his fate. He would not have been this way if he did not worry about what the witches said to him. Therefore it is seen here in the play that Macbeth creates his downfall when it says, “Speak if you can what are you/ … All hail Macbeth, hail to thee Thane of Glamis /All hail Macbeth/hail to thee Thane of Cawdor/All hail Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter”(I.iii. 47-50). Shortly thereafter hearing the witches prophesise that he is the greatest, Macbeth ends up murdering the present king to become the new king! As a honourable warrior he was in control of his own actions. When Macbeth hears the prophecy of the witches predictions, the witches prophetically address Macbeth but do not address or even instruct him on what to do. As a result, Macbeth killing and gaining power was his own doing. Also, the witches role can be compared to spectators who predict things are going to happen and sit back and relax to watch the outcome. Furthermore, this prediction and quotation awakens Macbeth to see how he will obtain his crown of becoming king. “Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more/By Sinel’s death I know I am Thane of Glamis;/ But how of Cawdor? The Thane of Cawdor lives /A prosperous gentleman/and to be King/Stands not within the prospect of belief…” (I.iii.69-74). This demonstrates that the witches engages Macbeth’s characteristics of negativity. characteristics. This is demonstrated as Macbeth wants an immediate answer of how he will become Thane of Cawdor and even king. Therefore this is a problem for Macbeth’s interests destroying his personality. As the play goes on, he begins to realize that his fate is dependent on his own actions when one of the witches prophecies comes true.Secondly in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth’s internal flaw is demonstrated as Lady Macbeth is the primary person that prompts Macbeth to execute King Duncan. Lady Macbeth is a malicious and creative mastermind who manipulates Macbeth’s judgment even more as he thinks of devising a plan to kill King Duncan. The quote that supports this says, “What beast was’t it then/… made you break this enterprise…/when you durst do it, then you were a man,/…to be more than what you were, you would/Be so much more the man” (I.vii.53-57). This displays Lady Macbeth’s seeing Macbeth as a weak person. She manipulates his self-esteem by playing with his manliness, heroic, and self confident attitude. It also shows how he foolishly trusts his wife and how blinded his ambitious are on his actions. Thus his real downfall comes when he starts believing and trusting in Lady Macbeth. Now this passes on to the reader that Macbeth wants revenge because he is overwhelmed by blame and guilt for what he has done. This comes to light as Macbeth’s character changes from a respectable individual to an individual who resorts to violence and madness. When Lady Macbeth learns of the predictions, she chooses to remain behind Macbeth and sees his position of royalty. As it reads, “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be/ What thou art promised” (I.v.13-14). This quote is pivotal in defying that Lady Macbeth needs to fulfill her desire of Macbeth becoming king.Seeing Macbeth is suspicious about Lady Macbeth’s previous entangled web of madness and her preconceived arrangement to slaughter King Duncan. As a result, Macbeth strikes back with remarks that requires him to do more conscious internal digging. However, she conveniently goes into him to reveal her seductive affection, making this a lower chance for him to refuse the plan. In the end, the fact Lady Macbeth breaks Macbeth’s confidence and morals works in her favour because of his future actions.Lastly, Macbeth’s ardent and corrupted identity drive him to become King. Here is a quote that describes his negative ambition and it says, “…thou wouldst be great;/Art not without ambition, but without/The illness should attend it:…” (I.v.18-20). This is significant because it empowers us to comprehend Macbeth’s attitude, which is “too full o’ the milk of human kindness….” Lady Macbeth affects Macbeth’s thoughts by changing his level of thinking. Thus because of Macbeth’s internal flaw of madness, he has the desire to change yet still lacks the assurance and heart that is necessary to be successful. This sparks Macbeth to murder Macduff’s family to think he is ensuring his own royal position as indicated by his fate. In this quote, Macbeth is speaking about the necessity of killing Macduff’s family.”The castle of Macduff I will surprise,/Seize upon Fife/ give to the edge o’ the sword /His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls /That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool;/This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool. /But no more sights!–Where are these gentlemen? /Come, bring me where they are.” (IV.i 165-171). Surprisingly, he is more driven making him stronger. He does not struggle fighting moral justice.This is the climax and Macbeth can no longer count on being loyal and faithful, he can only rules by fear.In conclusion, the reader can come to the conclusion that Macbeth is not a true hero throughout the play but a tragic hero. A hero is a hero by saving people who are in danger but is still a hero through his other actions, yet Macbeth does not prove this. As a result the reader sees that the theme of madness helps to communicate the development of conflict within Macbeth. Therefore, Macbeth is a tragic hero because he has a good heart and partially ends up realizing what he did wrong. However the reason he is a tragic hero is because he has to live with the continual wrong doing of his actions which he cannot undo and this is seen when his fate was foretold by the witches, when Lady Macbeth manipulates him and through his own ambition.