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At the beginning of the play Macbeth is seen as a courageous soldier who is loyal to the King but lead on by the witches and Lady Macbeth's ambition. This is because of the weakness of Macbeth's character and the strong power of Lady Macbeth and how she is easily able to influence him. At the beginning of the play Lady Macbeth appears as a kind wife of Macbeth's but underneath lies a scheming and treacherous woman. Her strength motivates him at the beginning but after he realizes what he has done it is himself that continues in his murderous, bloody path. But remember in the beginning of the play Macbeth was a strong soldier who fought for the King without mercy but his strive for ambition and his curiosity leads him to the witches who tell him about what he will happen. Banquo realizes that there must be a trick hidden in the witch's knowledge of the future somewhere but Macbeth refuses to accept that, and when Lady Macbeth finds out about the witches her strong desire and her cold nature leads Macbeth astray. Macbeth is a little ambitious at first, but Lady Macbeth's far exceeds his and so she is able to get Macbeth to agree with her to kill King Duncan. Macbeth still has a conscience at this point because he is not sure about killing the King but his weak nature over comes him. Macbeth has a conscience throughout the entire play as the hallucinations of the dagger and the ghost of Banquo, its his crazy imagination that sees this, and his constant worry also provokes him. This is also evident in his terrible dreams that don't allow him to sleep. Throughout the play we see the character of Macbeth change not from just the way he thinks and what we hear from the play, but from the actions he takes in the play, from killing Banquo, then having Lady Macduff and her children murdered, shows the insecurity that was present in Macbeth. After Macbeth murders Duncan, Macbeth becomes paranoid and the killing of the king's gauds proves it...

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