Tragedies are plays that tell stories about people who make errors and suffer. In most tragedies, the main characters die at the end. Macbeth can be classified as a tragedy. This happens to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

**The concept of a 'downfall' - **Tragedies are stories about the downfall of the characters. This means that these characters begin the play in happy situations and end up in terrible ones.

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