Conflict in Macbeth

Topics: Macbeth, Murder, Macbeth of Scotland Pages: 2 (578 words) Published: May 26, 2011
Conflict is the clash of opposing forces, and without conflict there is no drama, and the story would be less interesting. There are many important conflicts in Macbeth, like the conflict between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, the conflict between the good which is represented by Macduff and the evil which is represented by Macbeth, and Macbeth vs. himself, his inner struggle, and all of those conflicts will lead to Macbeth’s down fall.

The relationship between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth may seem like a health one at the beginning, but we quickly learned that there is a conflict between the two. Macbeth was not sure about murdering Duncan, but Lady Macbeth convinced him to murder him by saying “was the hope drunk wherein you dress’d yourself? Hath it slept since? And wakes it now, to look so green and pale at what it did so freely? From this time such I account thy love. Art thou afeard to be the same in thine own act and valour as thou in desire? Wouldst thou have that which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, and live a coward in thine own esteem, letting “I dare not “wait upon “I would,” like the poor cat in the adage” (1, 7, 38- 48) She tries to convince him by calling him a coward and unmanly. Macbeth is convinced enough to murder Duncan which then caused more death and eventually his own down fall.

Another conflict in the book is the conflict between Macduff and Macbeth. They don’t really have a problem with each other at the beginning, but things changed when Macduff Fled to England. Macbeth then decided to murder Macduff’s wife and son. After Macduff got the news that his wife and son are murdered by Macbeth he said "O, I could play the woman with mine eyes, and braggart with my tongue! But , gentle heavens, cut short all intermission; front to front, bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself; within my sword’s length set him; if he ‘scape, heaven forgive him too.” (4, 3, 267- 274) Macduff is saying that he will get revenge on Macbeth, this...
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