Macbeth

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The Change In The Character Of Macbeth Thought The Play In the beginning of the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The main character, Macbeth, is viewed as a heroic soldier who is loyal to the King. Macbeth, however, is influenced by the ugly sister's prophecies and by his wife Lady Macbeth in his motive to kill. Lady Macbeth does not believe that her husband has the "guts" to take the necessary actions in order to become king. She thinks Macbeth is "too full o' the milk of human kindness" (Shakespeare I, v, 17). Macbeth is mentally weak, therefore, Lady Macbeth is easily able to influence him. Her strength motivates him at the start, however, after Macbeth realizes what he has done he continues the murderous acts. Macbeth is a mentally weak character that undergoes a drastic mental change thought the play. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a strong soldier who fights others without mercy. Macbeth relies on the witches who feed him prophecies and glimpses of the future. After Macbeth hears the witches prophecy, "All hail Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter"(Shakespeare I, iii, 50)! Macbeth immediately thinks that he should be king. When Continue...


This is also evident in his terrible dreams in which he hallucinates a voice that cries "Macbeth does murder sleep. Even when Macbeth hears that the prophecy has become true of Birnam Wood coming to Dunsinane, he doubts this idea and fights on by killing young Siward. He begins a series of steps in order to secure himself, the first one being, killing the guards. Macbeth shows some morality in the last closing scene. Macbeth's doubt in his conscience ultimately leads to mental instability which is evident thought the play through the hallucinations that he has. Macbeth conscience talks through his hallucinations. Macbeth can be summarized as a character who is strong physically, however, very weak mentally. Macbeth then comes to realizes that Macduff wasn't born in a natural birth instead he was "Untimely ripped" from his mother's womb. It is evident that Macbeth cahangs, mentaly, throught the play. It is Macbeth's conscience talking when he sees the hallucinations of the dagger and the ghost of Banquo, and has a constant worry of being descovered. The second step Macbeth takes is killing Banquo because, Macbeth, believes that Banquo suspects him of killing the king. After the murder of Duncan Macbeth becomes paranoid. Macbeth is a little nervous at first, but Lady Macbeth is able to get Macbeth to agree with her to kill King Duncan. He has a conscience throughout the entire play.