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Macbeth Character Analysis Chart

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Macbeth Character Trait Evidence Act and Scene Quotation Bravery When Macbeth is brave in the battle, and is rewarded with the title Thane of Cawdor. 13 Duncan: '...And with his former title greet Macbeth.' 'What he hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won.' Macbeth has to fight Malcolm and will not give up. 57 Macbeth: 'Yet I will try the last. Before my body I throw my warlike shield.' Ambition When Macbeth meets the witches, and is surprised when they tell him that he will achieve his ambition of being King. 13 Banquo: 'Good sir, why do you start, and seem to fear things that sound so fair?' Macbeth is considering whether to kill Duncan, and says that his ambition to become king is the only motive to murder Duncan. ...read more.


Loves his Wife When Macbeth sends a letter to Lady Macbeth, he writes that he loves her. 15 'My dearest partner of greatness' 'Lay it to thy heart' Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that Duncan will visit them. 15 'My dearest love, Duncan comes here to-night.' Macbeth tells his wife that they will not kill Duncan, but because he loves her, he believes what she says, and completely changes his mind. 16 Macbeth 'We will proceed no further in this business.' 'I am settled...away and mock the time with fairest show; false face must hide what the false heart doth know.' Lady Macbeth Character Trait Evidence Act and Scene Quotation Manipulative When Lady Macbeth has read her husband's letter, she says that she will speak to Macbeth and make sure he doesn't back out of killing Duncan and getting the crown. ...read more.


22 Lady Macbeth: 'Had he not resembled my Father as he slept, I had done't.' Quick witted Lady Macbeth covers up for Macbeth's 'madness', by saying that he suffers from fits. 34 Lady Macbeth: 'Sit, worthy friends, my lord is often thus, and hath been from his youth' Lady Macbeth makes sure everyone leaves at once to make sure they do not hear Macbeth talk about the murder. 34 Lady Macbeth: 'Stand not upon the Order of your going, but go at once.' Power Hungry Lady Macbeth wants to have power over Macbeth, to make him become king, and she wants Macbeth to be King, so that they have power over everyone else. 15 Lady Macbeth: 'That I may pour my spirits in thine ear, and chastise with the valour of my tongue all that impedes thee from the golden round' Character Study of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth ...read more.

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