“For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name),
Disdaining Fortune, with his brandish'd steel,
Which smok'd with bloody execution,
Like Valour's minion,
O Valiant Cousin! Worthy gentleman!” (1.2.16-24).
Thusly, Macbeth's comrades verified his masculinity on the theatre of war. His masculinity is basically measured by his military ability. At this point, there is no reason to suspect that Macbeth has any innate weaknesses if his manliness is to be questioned. After meeting the three witches, and receiving the prophecy, he seems unable to make firm decisions and shoulder the responsibility that comes with being appointed Thane of Cawdor, and “King”. In