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“From valiant cousin and worthy gentleman to fiend of Scotland and hell-hound”

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"From valiant cousin and worthy gentleman to fiend of Scotland and hell-hound" Macbeth the honourable, noble soldier who is the Thane of Glamis goes through the change to Thane of Cawdor to second of God. As this happens he changes throughout the play dramatically. Macbeth has defeated the rebellion of Highlanders and Islanders. When Macbeth and Banquo are travelling to report to Duncan at forres they meet the three witches. This Where the first prophecies are told. "All hail Macbeth, hail to thee," "Thane of Glamis!" "Thane of Cawdor!" "That shalt be King hereafter!" Macbeth was surprised that the witches knew of his title "Thane of Glamis" but "Thane of Cawdor," and king hereafter made no sense at the time. Hearing these prophecies's Macbeth wanted to know more, he was intrigued. Such predictions interested Macbeth and Banquo, both of them wanted to hear more. Macbeth cannot understand how he could be Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland. But if such things would happen how would they? Macbeth wants answers; he is puzzled and confused about the predictions. When Macbeth and Banquo reached Duncan at forres Macbeth was pronounced "Thane of Cawdor." Banquo and Macbeth are shocked. Banquo warns Macbeth that evil is at work, and that despite appearing favourable at the moment, there is something sinister in the predictions. Macbeth begins to consider if the third prediction would come true. ...read more.

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His thoughts and behaviour has changed. He doesn't care anymore but to become what the witches predicted. There's no turning back, the deed is done. His honour and self-respect has gone to guilt and evilness. His power has decreased compared to when he was a honourable soldier. Lady Macbeth and the three witches have over taken his thoughts and mind. She has the control of Macbeth. Lady treats Macbeth like a child that got dirty playing. Macbeth is afraid to think what he has done. He wants no memory of the incident and dare not to think of it again. He is trying to block the experience from his mind and thoughts. Lady Macbeth thinks differently from Macbeth, she treats it as nothing but pictures in the mind. She manages to block this from her mind but Macbeth cannot. Macbeth has lost a lot of things and finds it hard to accept this. Even being king would be good, but he would have the past that would haunt him. Lady Macbeth has not lost much until later on when she realises that she had lost her love. Macbeth has changed dramatically in mind, thoughts, and views. The news of Duncan's death murder is given to Banquo, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Malcom and Donalbain. It is assumed that Duncan's guards are responsible. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth act as if the news was just know. ...read more.

Conclusion

Macbeth tells Macduff that he is wasting his time because no man born of women can hurt him; he says, " I bear a charmed life." Macduff tells him that he was born by caesarean operation. All the prophecies where broken now and Macbeth is killed. Macbeth started as a honourable, noble soldier. He was close to the king and highly respected. The king treated him as his kinsman and double trust. The influence of the witches caused Macbeth to slowly begin to change to the opposite of what he started out. He changed mentally and in views of how he thought. His mind was more clouded with evil thoughts. He didn't want to loose what he had achieved. But his wife thought differently, she wanted him to be more and she wanted to be more then what she was. She had a big influence on Macbeth because he would do any thing for her. She persuaded him to kill Duncan by abusing him and telling him that he came become more then what he is now. The people that caused him to changed were the three witches and his wife. They put thoughts in his head and gave him confidence and ambition. Every deed caused him to change more and more to pure evilness. He manages to take down his wife with him, along with the country. In each murder he changed slowly to become "hell-hound." He lost everything and gained only evil to himself. He even lost his wife. It ended in tragedy with Macbeth being killed by Macduff. ...read more.

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