Humanism Interpretation to the Tragedy Macbeth

Macbeth is a brutal regicide'and a schemer who usurps power, and he is at the same time the representative of the typical Renaissance humanism. In Shakespeare' s work, Macbeth is a tragic character combining with humanism progressiveness and limitation. What he had done represented part of the humanistic thoughts in the Renaissance. But with the de- velopment of the plot, his thinking and action ran counter to the idea of humanism step by step and further and further.