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Consider the Ways In Which the Character of Macbeth Develops Over the Course of the Play and Analyze How Shakespeare Way of Writing Helps To Convey These Developments.

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Harry Payne Consider the ways in which the character of Macbeth develops over the course of the play and analyze how Shakespeare way of writing helps to convey these developments. At the beginning of the play the words Shakespeare uses puts across the impression that Macbeth is a heroic and noble man. He is brave for his country and still has good morals that are important to him. During the beginning of the play Shakespeare writes that he is so brave and loyal to the king that he awards Macbeth with the highest honour the thane of Cawdor. This shows that Macbeth is extremely loyal to the king and to Scotland and is proud to be: What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won. Act 1 scene II He has a deep want to be the best and rise thought the ranks to king before he meet the three witches then he probably thought about being king maybe even dreamed it but never followed his ambition. He believed that the witched could prophesise what was to become of Macbeth and he believe them because he wanted to be king: Stay you imperfect speakers, tell me more. ...read more.


Act 1 scene V She changing so she feels nothing of what she will do to convinced Macbeth into a tyrant who only works for his own good and to do what he should not. Shakespeare puts Lady Macbeth across as one of the most evil people in the play as she seduces her husband into killing the king for her own glorification. She has control over Macbeth she tells him what to do: Your face, my thane, is as a book, where men May read strange matters. Bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower But be the serpent under 't. You shall put This night's great business into my despatch; Act 1 scene V It is Lady Macbeth that puts thoughts into his head and she who encourages him to think in that way. Shakespeare slowly lets the reader know more and more about Macbeth so that you have different thoughts about Macbeth as the play goes on you don't have one opinion of him the whole way through the play. ...read more.


Macbeth is extremely confident in what he has been told by the witches he is so confident that what they have said that he is over confident that no person can defeat him that he says: I will not yield, To kiss the ground before young Malcolm's feet, Though Birnam wood be come to Dunsinane, And thou opposed, being of no woman born, Yet I will try the last: Act 5 scene VIII This shows that he is confident that he can sit in his castle and he will not be defeated because Birnam wood in his mind will not come to Dunsinane. He is so confident of this because everything else that the withes have said became true as well so far but he has not realised that the witches would not have said it if it was not going to happen. Even when he is fighting Malcolm he believes that he will not die and that he will kill Malcolm what he does not think about the true possibilities. He has become so closed minded about the fact that it is possible to move Birnam wood to Dunsinane and it is possible to be born not of a woman. ...read more.

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