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Is Macbeth an evil man? In this essay I will discuss and write about the character Macbeth in Williams Shakespeare's tragedy play "Macbeth" which was written in the 17th century 1606. I will go in detail about the opinion if Macbeth is really an evil man and use my own opinions too. I will write about all influences Macbeth on its way becoming king and how it ends. At the beginning of the play Macbeth is known as a great and loyal co leader of the Scottish army by side his friend Banquo. Macbeth was Thane of Glamis; he is doing his job as Thane of Glamis very Well and is loyal to his king who is Duncan. After King Duncan wins a war with the help of Macbeth, Macbeth and Banquo meet three witches which had a big influence on Macbeth. The witches are prophesying that Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and also to become king. ...read more.


When Macbeth sends a letter about the witches' prophecies, he becoming Thane of Cawdor and that Duncan's son Malcolm accepts the inheritance, Lady Macbeth is more surprised. In the letter Macbeth includes words where he is talking, he has to do it if he wants the crown and words like evil, murder and supernatural. Lady Macbeth is very exciting bout the letter. She already thinks that the best solution is to kill the king without having any second thoughts or doubts. She says: "And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full......And take my milk for gall, you murd'ring ministers ...That my keen knife see not the wound it makes by herself." She even thinks of committing the murder by herself. This is the point where I can see the difference between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Although they have the same ambitions, Lady Macbeth is thinking there is no other way except killing the king but Macbeth is a bit skeptic about the situation. ...read more.


One of Macbeth's dearest friends Banquo is the second one who dies in the play because of Macbeth. After Macbeth became king, he remembers the prophecy of the witches for Banquo which is: "Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. So all hail Macbeth and Banquo!" It means that Banquo's sons will be king. Banquo only had one son called Fleance. Macbeth was jealous; he decides to kill Banquo and Fleance. I think this an act of evil; he is killing his best friend and by side that a kid just for the future crown which he wouldn't need. Another act of evil is when he sends killers to kill Macduff's family, so Macduff shall never come back. Ma conclusion is that Macbeth turned to an evil man because of his ambitions to become king and because of the people he is close to. Every character in the play has a part of making him to an evil person. I think that if Lady Macbeth knew what would happen, she would never persuade him to kill Duncan. ...read more.

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