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Macbeth Character Sketch

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Macbeth Character Sketch

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At the beginning of the play Macbeth is a very brave solider and also is known as the Thane of Glamis. He is known as a person of great value. Macbeth has an encounter with the witches where they tell him his prophecies. Macbeth all of a sudden has an impatient ambition come to him. Right after the first prophecy of being named Thane of Cawdor becomes true; Macbeth starts to think about murdering King Duncan in order for him to become King. Also there is love in Macbeth, as he is married and tells his wife everything. He sends her a letter to keep her updated on what’s going on. Macbeth is also a religious person. Before he kills Duncan, he says to Lady Macbeth that he will never be able to pray again if he does kill him. Now he is debating if he wants to kill him or not. Lady Macbeth knows her husband and she feels that he is “too full o’ th’ milk of him of human kindness” this basically mean he’s too nice. Also Lady Macbeth says he is a coward if he doesn’t kill Duncan. Macbeth doesn’t want to be known as a coward to his wife, so he decided to accept that he will complete the murder of Duncan. His ambition and bravery leads him to the final decision of deciding to do it. After murdering Duncan he is regretful, he shows fear and scared that he will get caught so he decides to murder the drunk guards to put the blame on them.

Macbeth was named the new King. It didn’t start off good because he couldn’t sleep and he felt regretful of what he did. The first murder leads to a series of death. Macbeth feared Banquo because he knew what the witches prophesied to him. Macbeth also thinks that Banquo is suspecting Macbeth for the murder of Duncan. Another thing that bothered Macbeth is that Banquo has a line of kings like his kids that are next in line and the witches only promised Macbeth to become King no one else from his family. Macbeth decides that he will hire two murders to kill Banquo and his descendants. Macbeth and his wife slowly start to fade apart. Before...

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