How Does Macbeths Character Change?

Topics: Macbeth, Murder, Three Witches Pages: 4 (1473 words) Published: May 13, 2012
How Does Macbeth’s Character Change over the Play?
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth’s character starts off as a loyal and brave soldier, who is admired by many people. Throughout the play, however, it is evident that his character and the personality of his character change a lot. There are many aspects that changed his character. What the witches said to him I think changed him the most. Before the witches spoke to him, he didn’t think of what it would be like to be king, or any of the other things, but because the first prediction came true, it led him to believe all the others would as well. The witches are what started him off thinking of how powerful he could become. Obviously his wife talked him into it, but without what the witches said, he would’ve never had these thoughts. Was Macbeth to blame for his ambition and lust, or was he manipulated by supernatural forces? This essay, I am going to talk about what Macbeths character starts off as, meeting the witches and his reaction to it, about his feelings for his wife, how his wife persuades him to commit regicide, how he changes after this, and how his character is at the end. At The beginning of the play, Macbeth is a brave and loyal soldier. His actions are described in great detail. He is admired by all his friends, and everyone looks up to him as someone they can trust. Quotes such as “Oh valiant cousin, worthy gentleman” and “Noble Macbeth” show that people think he is clever, and they he can be trusted to fight in a battle and look after everyone. He is admired for his part in defeating the Norwegian’s, and he is honoured because he is given the title of the ‘Thane of Cawdor’ because the king thinks he deserves this. After this though, his views start to change as he realises he can become a lot more powerful. Although, for a while he continues to be the person he is, when he is still debating about whether to commit regicide or not. After meeting the witches in a desolate place and the first...
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