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Macbeth Character Analysis The play of Macbeth is an example of power at the expense of everything else, he begins the play as a strong character who is greatly admired, however as the play progresses Macbeth's personality and actions become more and more deceitful which eventually leads to his destruction. At the beginning of the play Macbeth is seen as a character with a good personality. After the battle Macbeth is being admired for his bravery by the captain. This shows a lot of people had respect for him and looked up to him. Macbeth is prophesised by the witches that he is to become king. Macbeth is considering the thought of killing Duncan for his own ambition but is optimistic. Meanwhile Lady Macbeth has already read the letter from her husband and has started planning Duncan's murder. It is clear to me that at the beginning of the play Macbeth is a brave hero and that his character's personality is loyal, strong and someone who is willing to die for their country. ...read more.


I assume she touched a nerve by; "I would while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out, had I sworn" I think she had no right in saying this. I suspect this is why Macbeth changed his mind, as if to prove to her he had the courage of participating in the murdering of someone. This illustrates that he was influenced by Lady Macbeth, so strongly that he would kill someone. I think Lady Macbeth should not have become involved in what the witches had prophesied. Immediately after he had killed Duncan, Macbeth contemplated his thoughts on murdering him. Macbeth is shaken by the after thoughts of murdering the king, and is wishing he had not killed him. He is so traumatized he is terrified of every noise he hears in the castle. Overall they are making him feel guilty and making him regret the terrible deed which he has accomplished. Macbeth is disgusted with himself for murdering Duncan. ...read more.


He immediately orders the destruction of Macduffs whole family. Ross warns Lady Macduff, but it is too late, she and her son are murdered. There is intense imaginary between Lady Macduff and her son which made their murders more savage. Ross arrives and informs Macduff of the slaughter of his family. Malcolm informs Macduff that England will provide an army under Seyward to defeat Macbeth. Macduff vows to personally kill Macbeth. In the opening scenes Macbeth is described as, "brave", "valiant" and "heroic!" and is even described as "noble" by the king. The role of Macbeth in the play shows his complete change in character and the evolution of his character. Macbeth begins as a respectable person, and gradually his personality descends until Macbeth eventually falls apart and loses control. Throughout the play Macbeth changes dramatically into a murdering, lying fiend. Ambition and greed get the better of Macbeth as he only has one thing on his mind, and that is to become king. In conclusion it is considered that Shakespeare is trying to portray to us that no good will come from destroying rivals on the way to the top, even if it appears that you will not be found out. ...read more.

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