How and why does Macbeth turn from war hero into evil murderer? William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright regarded as the greatest writer in English language. Shakespeare produced most of his work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories. Then he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608. This included Macbeth and other. Macbeth play is about the history of England, Scotland and Ireland. It's about three witches and Macbeth, who does everything to become and then stay the king of Scotland. There are also other inmportant characters in the play. In this essay I will show how and why Macbeth turned from war hero, which meant he was a brave and honest man, into evil murderer. At the start of the play Macbeth is a brave, honest and powerful man who kills Macdonwald himself in battle. Every one is happy and especially King Duncan who is overjoyed and decides to make Macbeth his new Thane of Cawdor. This proves Macbeth that he is someone everyone will now love and respect. The witches' predictions of becoming "Thane of Glamis!", "Thane of Cawdor!" and "king hereafter" made him feel happy and excited because he will finally get what he dreams of. He knew that he couldn't become the king before the actual king is dead, so immediately the idea of murder jumps into his mind. Now we don't think about Macbeth as selfless, loyal and patriotic person anymore. We kind of get this feeling that he can not be trusted. Macbeth believes the witches so easly because he likes what he hears and so he is predisposed to believe. Another reason he might believe the witches is because many people of Shakespeare's time had an almost hysterical fear of witches. They thought that witches know everything and that everything they say is true. In Act One Scene Seven Macbeth is slightly reluctant to kill the king as he's worried people might find out and their trust towards him will be gone forever. He also considers the good and bad...
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