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Macbeth’s Character

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Macbeth's Character is very complex. He is put in lots of difficult positions where he does not make the best choices possible. Some situations are brought about by his own evil ways and do not deserve sympathy. In more than one event however he is in the wrong place at the wrong time and he cannot win in, these scenes he deserve a little sympathy. The first time you see Macbeth he says a similar statement as the Witches, which suggests he is a devil worshiper and deserves no sympathy what so ever. However when he meets the witches, they press at his one character defect, which is his ambitious nature. So you could claim he is vulnerable to the witch's prophecies and is not in full control and deserves sympathy. He shows his evil merciless nature when he writes to his wife, Lady Macbeth. When he writes to her he is full of doubts and uncertainties. ...read more.


The way cruelly sets up the guards shows that he is ruthless and clever. He kills them so they can't defend themselves and say their wine was drugged. He acts like a loyal Lord in valiantly killing the servants, however in truth he is wading in more and more blood showing that he does not deserver any sympathy. He shows no mercy to his foes or even to his friends. We find out how back stabbing Macbeth really is. When he starts feeling insecure and decides the root of the problem, is the fact that Banquo's son, according to the witches will still be king after him. So he decides that Banquo and Fleance have to be killed, in order to remain the unchallenged King. In the feast just after the murders have told him Banquo is dead. Macbeth starts having visions of the dead people he has killed. ...read more.


When Malcolm's army approaches under the cover of the trees Macbeth is afraid now he deserves sympathy, however he did bring this abut himself so he has no one to blame but himself, so in some ways he deserves sympathy and in some ways he doesn't. As the Malcom's army approaches all of Macbeth's army leaves him he deserves sympathy now because he realize he has no friends however it was his traitorous ways which made all his, friends, lords and allies scatter to the winds or to his enemies. I conclude that although fortune was against him that Macbeth does not deserve any sympathy because most of the situations he brought around himself. He could blame it on Lady Macbeth but as the play develops he becomes more and more guilty because Lady Macbeth goes mad because she has a conscience. So at the start it was Lady Macbeth being traitorous and Macbeth being less traitous as the play goes on Macbeth organizes killing on his own meaning he is more guilty. ...read more.

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