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Macbeth was a truly admirable character. He could have been extremely happy as the Thane of Cawdor, but he craved more then what he had and this greed that grew

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Introduction

Macbeth coursework In the play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare a main names Macbeth is the main character. He changes from being a loyal, brave noble warrior who is dedicated to his country and because of his greed became a character who is less admirable. At the start of the Play we are introduced to Macbeth as a courageous warrior who wins a very important battle and saves Scotland from the Norwegian King. To honour his bravery and service to his country King Duncan gives Macbeth the tittle of Thane of Cawdore. "For brave Macbeth- well he deserves that name, - disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel, which smoke'd with bloody execution" This tells us that Macbeth fought bravely against Macdonwald's and fully deserves the new title that has been given to him. The three witches are the first people to bring out his greed with the prophecy that he will become the Thane of Cawdor and then the King of Scotland "All hail Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!" ...read more.

Middle

"If we should fail?" "We fail?" " But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail." After killing the king, Macbeth cannot enjoy wearing the crown that he stole because of the mounting fear of somebody discovering his evil actions, and he fears that his friend Banquo the most. This is because Banquo is a good, honourable person who knows Macbeth so well, he is sure that Banquo suspects the truth and will restore the right by revelling the truth. More sings of Macbeth loosing his admirable qualities are shown to us as he becomes jealous of the fact The Withes Phrophersy that Banquo's heirs will become kings " Thou shalt get Kings, though thou be none." So he decides to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. He makes these plans by himself without asking his wife and has no uncertainty his murder. This is a very crucial place in the change of Macbeth becoming less admirable as it shows us that he has changed completely from the man we were introduced to because that Macbeth would have never conceded killing his trusted friend and partner because of pure greed and jealously. ...read more.

Conclusion

never vanquished be, until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill Shall come against him" Macbeth dismisses the apparitions " That will never be." This shows us that he is not threatened by the apparitions because they sound impossible. When Macbeth is told that Macduff has gone to England to join Malcolm's side he shows that he is in the Witches power and plans to kill Macduff's family he also says "From this moment the very firstlings of my hand heart shall be The firstlings of my hand." This shows how different this Macbeth is from the man that won the battle at the start of the play and got handed a title for his courage, the man who vows to kill any one who come across his way is far from courageous or admirable. Macbeth was a truly admirable character. He could have been extremely happy as the Thane of Cawdor, but he craved more then what he had and this greed that grew more and more changed him to become less admirable and led him to his death. ...read more.

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