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Macbeth Character Analysis

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Macbeth My First Impressions Of Macbeth - Act1, Scenes 1-7 In this essay I will write about the character of Macbeth and what my first impressions are of him, such as his bravery, strength, determination and courage. I will also write about how he is introduced, his reaction to the encounter with the weird sisters, his attitude towards Banquo, Duncan and Malcolm. Also, his relationship with his wife, Lady Macbeth. My very first impression of Macbeth was that he was was brave as the captain said, "For brave Macbeth - well he deserves that name...". Also, the captain implied that he is very strong and a great fighter, "... With his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution, like valour's minion carved out his passage, till he faced the slave...". This means that he stands with his sword covered in blood which shows he has killed a lot of people and valour's minion means bravery's favourite. The captain also says how merciless Macbeth is as he kills the traitor Macdonwald, "...which never shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, till he unseamed him from the nave to the chops, and fixed his head upon our battlements". ...read more.


Macbeth was in shock and Banquo said that evil was at work, Macbeth asked the messengers why he was the new Thane even though the old Thane still lived. He thanked the messengers and said to himself that more was to come as this is shown in the quote, "Glamis, and Thane of Cawdor. The greatest is behind.". This means that the greatest prize is still to come and this is referring to him being King. His first thoughts of the three witches after they appeared and told their predictions were that they were some kind of supernatural beings and so Macbeth tried to find out what they meant, where they received this information and why they were telling him this. He was first thinking this was some kind of hoax but after the messengers came and said that the King had named him the Thane of Cawdor, he began to consider what it will mean if the third prediction is to come true. Banquo is Macbeth's best friend and he trusts him with his life and vice versa. He respects Banquo and he uses his advice most of the time. ...read more.


She persuades him to murder Duncan nearly straight after she recieves his letter. Macbeth likes Lady Macbeth but he doesn't like the way she gets her way but he still goes with the flow, "Was the hope drunk wherein you dressed yourself...and live a coward in thine own esteem...each corporal agent to this terrible feat. Away, and mock the time with fairest show... " Here, Lady Macbeth uses reverse psychology by accusing him of cowardice and a lack of love or her. Overall the first impressions we get of Macbeth are that he is brave and a good fighter and that he is loyal to his country and the King. His first impressions of the three witches were the same as anybody else, surprise and that the witches are some strange people or that they are seeing things. He likes Banquo and respects him and he is very loyal to Duncan who is like a father figure to him. He doesn't like Malcolm that much as he is an obstacle but he is still related to him. His relationship with Lady Macbeth is very good but you get the impression that she is very much in control of their relationship. ?? ?? ?? ?? Hammad Ayub 10T English Coursework ...read more.

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