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What kind of man is Macbeth? Macbeth's character changes through act 1 of the play. Macbeth goes from being a loyal

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What kind of man is Macbeth? Macbeth's character changes through act 1 of the play. Macbeth goes from being a loyal and honorable soldier to a murderer and traitor. At the beginning of act 1 we hear him being described as 'valiant', 'brave' and 'noble'. Duncan, the king is so impressed by his nobility and bravery that he proclaims Macbeth the 'Thane of Cawdor'. He says 'No more the Thane of Cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest. Go pronounce his present death, and with his former title greet Macbeth'. The former Thane of Cawdor committed treason, in that he fought along side the Norwegians, against his country. This is significant because Macbeth, the current Thane of Cawdor also goes on to be a traitor. In scene three Macbeth shows his vulnerability. I think this because he believes very easily what the witches are saying about his future, especially when he receives the news that he actually is the Thane of Cawdor. He says 'Glamis and Thane of Cawdor: The greatest is behind'. ...read more.

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Macbeth is a man of ambition. He is determined to become king, so even when Duncan granted the title 'Prince of Cumberland' to his son, Macbeth felt he too had to get to that status or beyond at whatever cost. He says 'The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down, or else o'er-leap, for in my way it lies'. It lies in his way to the throne so he is willing to do anything to get there. By reading what Lady Macbeth says we learn that Macbeth is not ruthless. She says ' Thou wouldst be great, art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it; what thou wouldst highly, that wouldst thou holily'. He she is saying that Macbeth would be great not with ambition but with ruthlessness (illness), and that he wants to be great but he wants to do it in a proper manner, not wrongly, like killing the king. Macbeth is rational. I feel this because he thinks about why he should and should not kill the king. ...read more.

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He says ' He hath honour'd me of late; and I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people, which would be worn now in their newest gloss...'. This is saying that he is enjoying the feeling of being famous and powerful. This is the final decision he has made but Lady Macbeth manages to persuade him to go ahead and kill Duncan. Macbeth shows his weakness in front of Lady Macbeth. He changes his mind when she insults him. He then begins to make plans himself. He says 'Will it not be receiv'd, when we have mark'd with blood those sleepy two, of his chamber, and us'd their very daggers that they have done't'. The plan is to kill Duncan using the swords of his guards and then blame it on them. Macbeth has lost his doubt and fear. Through act 1 we notice a change in Macbeth's character. At the beginning he is loyal and by the end he is disloyal. This huge change in his character shows us that Macbeth is a very realistic and lifelike character and isn't 2D. ?? ?? ?? ?? Amirah 10Aa ...read more.

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