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Trace Macbeth's Decline into Evil and assess what he has become.

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Introduction

TO4 2nd November 2000 Michael Dallen Trace Macbeths Decline into Evil and assess what he has become. At the beginning of the play Macbeth is the 'bravest soldier and honorable thane of glamis'. His rank and nobility are of great value, and he seems to be fit for his status. But his encounter with the witches awakens in him a deep impatient ambition. Immediately after the Second prophecy of being Thane of Cawdor becomes true the "horrid image" of the murder of King Duncan in order to become king himself crosses his mind. ...read more.

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She is the only one who could persuade Macbeth because he dosent want to be called a coward or look like one and lady Macbeth knows this. We do not actually see Macbeth murder Duncan, but before the murder he has a vision of the dagger leading him on. The fact that such a great warrior and killer of men is so lost in terrifying guilt indicates the full extent of the evil he has committed. Macbeth is so guilty that he can't say "amen".After murdering Duncan, he returns to Lady Macbeth in a distraught, emotional state. ...read more.

Conclusion

over as Macbeth Macbeth says that not even all the oceans in the world could clean his hands showing how much he really regrets killing king Duncan. So far Lady Macbeth has been dominant. In act 3 scene 2. Macbeth is keeping himself to himself and not telling her the crimes committed, and on the crimes he intends to commit, Macbeth has a very changed image. "O, full of scorpions is my mind. He is not sharing his thoughts with his "dearest partner of greatness". He himself will be the lead role in all of his killings to come showing that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's role have switched. ...read more.

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