Macbeth is an epic hero in one of William Shakespeare well known tragedy. In the story, Macbeth’s personality drastically changes over time. He goes from being an extremely powerful soldier to a blood thirsty king. Because of his ambition and the inner conflict encountered, Macbeth’s character diverges from what is expected.
In the beginning, Macbeth and his best friend Banquo are fighting side by side for king Duncan “… Till that Bellona’s bridegroom, lapped in proof, confronted him with self-comparisons … To conclude, the victory fell on us.” Macbeth does not leave any challenge without a victory. He fights the enemies outnumbering them and assuring the end of their leadership. He is loyal; he does not give up, risking his life, for his beliefs.” The Service and the loyalty I owe, in doing it, pay itself. ” After being named Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth start to believe a forecast revealed by 3 witches announcing that he will become King.
The change begins at an early stage in the play. Whenever Lady Macbeth pushes her husband to murder king Duncan, Macbeth is reluctant at first “He's here in double trust; first, as I am his kinsman and his subject, strong both against the deed; then, as his host, who should against his murderer shut the door, not bear the knife myself.” He shows that he is devoted to King Duncan. Later on, his inspirations drive him to react without second thought about the murder” False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”
Macbeth evil deeds increase the suspense. After the murder of King Duncan, we do not expect him to commit any other murder, but the dark mood and the evil personality of Macbeth extend during the rest of the scene causing him to plan better murder without the help of Lady Macbeth. It is surprising to see Macbeth hiring somebody to do his dirty deeds “Know that it was he in the times past which held you so under fortune… Say Thus did Banquo.” We can infer that he is manipulative. He keeps...
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