In my opinion, Macbeth is a tragic hero as he meets all of the requirements of Aristotle’s definition. Macbeth is a noble as he always held some sort of title. His fate makes the readers feel at first anger, as his deeds resulted in so many people’s deaths, but later readers start to feel pity for him, because Macbeth is a miserable person. He, being controlled by the Witch’s prophecy, Lady Macbeth’s insistence and his own ambitions, slowly goes directly towards his tragic downfall as a result of another prophecy made by the Three Apparitions this time. Shakespeare’s play Macbeth is a tragedy as it has a tragic end, especially for the main characters – Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Both of them die at the end of the play, which may seem tragic for the readers, however, other characters in the play are rather happy about that. After Macbeth’s death order restores in Scotland and one of Duncan’s sons becomes the King. However, the readers still feel pity for the main hero of “Macbeth”, who was trying his best to remain in his position until all of the prophecies of the Three Apparitions came true. The First Apparition told Macbeth: “Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff; beware the thane of Fife” . The Second Apparition assures Macbeth, that no one born from women will be able to kill Macbeth: “The power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” , which makes Macbeth think that now he does not have to be afraid of Macduff. However, there is another prophecy made by the Third Apparition, telling that “Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come against him” . The third prophecy is even less unlikely to happen than the first two, so Macbeth feels very confident now, not knowing that this is the beginning of the end for him. The war was declared by Macduff and his allies to defeat Macbeth, who has already lost his wife. Lady Macbeth died because of her insanity as a result of constant feeling of guilt, which she wasn’t able to wash away. She was sleepwalking trying to wash away imaginary blood off her hands, but was unable to, because her conscience did not let her do it. Lady Macbeth lost the battle with her conscience and died, living Macbeth to fight on his own. “Macbeth leaves on most readers a profound impression of the misery of a guilty conscience and the retribution of crime”, states . Bradley in his work. Indeed, as it has been mentioned above, by the end of the play the readers don’t feel anger for Macbeth, but only pity. The battle is lost for Macbeth, when the prophecy of the Third Apparition comes true and the wood is coming closer to Macbeth’s castle. But, it wasn’t the wood itself, but soldiers who carried branches taken from the trees. Still, Macbeth tries to convince himself that he is not going to die as nobody can kill him.