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Macbeth. How does Shakespeare use language to explore and expose the characters state of mind?

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´╗┐Muhammed Hasgul 10i English Coursework Macbeth (State Of Mind) How does Shakespeare use language to explore and expose the characters state of mind? In this essay I will tell you about Macbeth and what he is thinking and what his state of mind is throughout the play. Macbeth is a play about the character experiencing a tragic story. He turns from a good, loyal, brave man to an ambitious murderer. The reason for this is the witches. The witches talk to Macbeth telling him that he is going to be king, this causes Macbeth to think about it, he likes the idea of being king so how tries to do anything he can to be king, even killing. But in the end he falls for the witches tricks and he ends up dyeing himself. We first hear about Macbeth in the start of the play when captain is talking to the king about the war going on, we hear him when he says to the king we was losing the war then brave Macbeth came along and we won our war. We hear this ?Showed like a rebel?s whore. But all?s too weak, for brave Macbeth ? well he deserves that name?. We hear that he is a good, brave, loyal man you can trust. ...read more.

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As we go on in the play Macbeth arrives home and lets Lady Macbeth know of the kings arrival. Then as we move further on in the play, Macbeth has doubts. He can?t decide if he should kill Duncan or not. He weighs out his thoughts; he thinks and decides not to kill Duncan due to many reasons. Firstly he thinks about vengeance to himself saying the killer will be killed, we see this when he says ?Bloody instructions, which being taught, return?. Secondly he thinks about kinship because Duncan is Macbeths relative and he says to himself you don?t kill relatives, we see this when he says ?First I am the kinsman and his subject?. Thirdly he thinks about loyalty because the king respects the king and we see this when he says ?Strong both against the deed; then as his host,? he carries on with his thoughts and turns to hospitality and says to himself a host doesn?t kill his guest. We see this when he says ?then, as his host Who should against his murderer shut the door.? Then he thinks about Duncan?s good qualities, firstly everyone likes the king and he is a good king. We know this when he says ?So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels? this tells us that everyone like the king. ...read more.

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This makes him think that he is untouchable and there is no one in his way that can stop him from being king. This tells us that he is most probably very confident and happy, but unfortunately he dies. We can tell this because Macbeth says ? I have almost forgotten the taste of human fears?. Macbeth is killed by Macduff, he is killed by Macduff because Macduff was born in the suzerain sector, and he was not born from women birth. When Macbeth is fighting Macduff he is losing he wonder why and says ?Was he not born of women?? Macduff tell him no, he was born from the suzerain sector Macbeth is shocked, then he ends up dyeing and Fleance becomes the next king, Fleance Banquo?s son has become king just as the witches? predicted. When we first met Macbeth he was a good, brave and loyal man but he ended up as an evil murderer. This was a very tragic ending for Macbeth and this was also due to fatal flaw which was ambition. He became a murder because he fell for the witches plan due to his ambition which took over him. Every single one of the witches predictions came true and they didn?t lie once, but they hid some of the truth which caused all of this trouble and ended up in Macbeth dyeing. ...read more.

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