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Macbeth 23

  • Date Submitted: 05/18/2011 08:43 AM
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“Fair is foul, and foul is fair/ Hover through the filthy air” Appearances are deceiving... In the play Macbeth, many of the characters change throughout the play.   Macbeth is one of the main characters that changes. He changes from being less ambitious to very ambitious on trying to be king.
A couple characteristics of Macbeth in the beginning of the play are him being slightly ambitious and easily manipulated by his wife.   In the beginning of the play Macbeth shows that he is being manipulated by Lady Macbeth. “We will proceed no further in the business. / He hath honored me of late” (1.7.34-35) Macbeth thinks it’s wrong that lady Macbeth wants him to kill banquo. He doesn’t want to kill him because banquo is like a father figure to him and is a guest in his house.   This shows that he isn’t very ambitious.   Macbeth isn’t acting ambitiously about becoming king. “Come what come May, / time and the hour runs through the roughest day” (1.3.163-164) Macbeth is speaking to banquo on how he will wait to be king and isn’t really being ambitious about this idea of him wanting to be king.   He doesn’t go fourth with trying to take over and become king.   Lady Macbeth is making Macbeth feel bad and is manipulating him into killing him. “Art thou afeard/ to be the same in thine own act and valor/ as thou art in desire?”(1.7.43-45) this shows that Macbeth is easily manipulated by his wife because she is talking him into killing him even though he thinks it’s wrong and doesn’t want to do it. In conclusion Macbeth isn’t a strong, self determined character in the beginning of the play because he said he will just wait till the time is right for him to be king and is pressured into killing banquo because Lady Macbeth manipulates him and makes fun of him.
Macbeth changes   from the beginning of the book to end by becoming more ambitious. Macbeth kills him because lady Macbeth told him to. He gave into her which shows he’s changed. “Still it cried ‘sleep no more!’ to all the house/...


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