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Deterioration of Macbeth

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Ahmed Ayman 10E 31/10/2009
Deterioration of Macbeth  
Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare, it’s one of the powerful and emotional plays. Macbeth was written in 1606, it’s mainly about a Scottish king how receives a prophecy from three witches that included that he will be the king of Cawdor on day, due to his dreams and ambitions he becomes a murderer and his character deteriorate in w significant manner.
At the beginning of the novel, Macbeth was presented as a brave warrior in King Duncan’s army; he was fighting in a battle against the Irish aggressors lead by King Macdonald. A wounded warrior arrived to King Duncan with reports that mainly mentioned Macbeth and the way he dealt with the battle and how courageous he is. “The merciless Macdonwald- worthy to be a rebel, for to that. The multiplying villains of nature……” (Act 1, scene 2, lines 9-23). In this quote the injured sergeant was responding King Duncan’s questions about the battle, the sergeant replied that everything was balanced until King Macdonald got some reinforcements, but the fearless Macbeth continued the battle cutting off his enemies heads.
After the witches’ foretelling, Macbeths’ desire and ambitionin becoming the king appeared, he wanted to know more about the prophecies. “Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more: by Sinel’s death I know I am thane of Glamis; but how of Cawdor? The thane of Cawdor lives….” (Act 1, Scene 3, lines70-78) in this quote Macbeth tries to know more from the witches, he wants to know how will he be the thane of Cawdor, and the king, he describes the prophecies to be impossible.
When Ross and Angus tell Macbeth that the King ordered them to call him the “Thane of Cawdor”, and he knew that the first prophecy turned to be true he then started thinking about the second one and his desire in being the king started increasing, “thane of Glamis and thane of Cawdor! The greatest is yet to come “ (Act 1, scene 3, lines 116-117) in this quote...


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