Macbeth is an example of a tragic hero. There are many aspects that contribute to the falling apart of Macbeth which are the prophecy which was told to him by the three witches, how Lady Macbeth influenced and manipulated Macbeth’s judgment, and finally his long time ambition which gave him the desire to be king. Macbeth’s character at the beginning of the story is noble but then turns out to be ambitious and violent. The prophecies which were told by the witches were what influenced Macbeth and contributed to his downfall. If it had not been for the witches telling him that he was to be Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis, and King of Scotland, Macbeth would still be his old self. As a result of the prophecies, this awoke ambition in him and made him wonder how he could become king. As the play continues, Macbeth believes in the prophecy without thinking about the consequences his actions could bring.
The influence of Macbeth's wife, also contributed to his degeneration of character. Lady Macbeth's character in the beginning shows that she is a lovable person. Lady Macbeth plays an important part in this play because she convinced Macbeth to assassinate King Duncan. After Macbeth had killed King Duncan, he later regrets on his wrong doing. However, killing seemed to be the only solution to maintain his reign of the people of Scotland. Therefore, it was Lady Macbeth who introduced the concept of murder to Macbeth. Macbeth's ambition also influenced his declining