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Is Macbeth a Tragic Hero?
Even though he has become king, just as the witches predicted, Macbeth's attempted murder of Banquo's son is completely his own idea.
Yet spurred by the witches' words; in telling Macbeth that Banquo "shalt beget kings, though thou be none", they confirm that Macbeth's kingship will not carry down through his children, but through Banquo's. (Act 1, Sc ii)