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Write a character study of Macbeth and trace how he changes throughout the play. Include what we learn about him from other characters, from his speeches and his conversations with his wife and others.

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Tamsiela Syed English GCSE -coursework MACBETH- Write a character study of Macbeth and trace how he changes throughout the play. Include what we learn about him from other characters, from his speeches and his conversations with his wife and others. At the start of the play, we learn that Macbeth is a soldier and that he is the Thane of Glamis. He is said to be brave "But all's too weak for brave Macbeth." The wounded captain describes his action to king Duncan "he unseamed him from the nave to the chops and fixed his head upon our battlement." from that we can see that he is a good warrior. Later on in the same scene the thane of Ross says that Macbeth is married to the war "bellona's bridegroom" which shows he is stronger than a normal human being. When Macbeth meets the three witches he becomes ambitious, they tell him he is the thane of Cawdor and that he will become king. "All hail Macbeth, hail to thee thane of Glamis". " All hail Macbeth, hail to thee thane of cawdor" "All hail Macbeth, that should be king hereafter." he wants to know more "stay you imperfect speaker. ...read more.

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Here we 'd jump the life to come but in this cases we still have judgement here, that we teach bloody instruction which being taught. Return to plague th'inventor. " In the same act, when lady macbeth comes into the room he tells her he doesn't want to kill him "we will proceed no further in this business" but she blackmail him by insulting his manhood and calls him a "coward". I think it's important to put that quote because it shows that Macbeth is really influancable by his wife. He wasn't that much evil but his wife turned him into a monster. Macbeth start to become mad when he goes to kill Duncan, he has hallucination "mine eyes are making the fool s o th' other senses" it shows that the murder is really affecting him. Macbeth doesn't really know what he is doing. He took the dagger back in his room with him even though it wasn't in the plan. And lady Macbeth has to cover for him, which shows again that she is more in controlled of this murder than him. This murder affects him in loads of different ways: - He gets really jumpy "didst thou not hear a noise - I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry. Did not you speak? -When? ...read more.

Conclusion

All his guilt and madness are transferred to his wife. Macbeth becomes extremely evil and decides to kill macduff's family because he is gone to England to make an army with Malcolm to kill Macbeth. Now macbeth is a monstrous human being and we don't have any compassion for him anymore. Everyone is deserting macbeth because everyone knows what he did. Now macbeth will be again the brave soldier he was at the start of the play and fight a Another sign of insanity appears during a banquet and Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost. He starts to reveal everything to everyone but then lady macbeth covers for him... once more. When he hears For us Macbeth is born a brave warrior and dies as a brave warrior. But he went through lots of different phase he became this ambitious man who would do anything to become king, he becomes a killer increasingly cruel, and he is a jealous man. He isn't a real murderer because murder makes him mad At the start of the play macbeth is a brave warrior and at the end of the play he is a brave warrior again. But under the influence of his evil wife he becomes an ambitious man who would do anything to become king, increasingly his killing become more and more evil. He has a jealous temper. ...read more.

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