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Macbeth 21

  • Date Submitted: 09/25/2011 06:40 PM
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In the beginning of the drama script Macbeth, written by the famous William Shakespeare, we are introduced to Macbeth and his companion Banquo who have just won the victory for Scotland. By this we learn that Macbeth is a strong solider.
At the start Macbeth is noble, kind and generous but that soon changes after he hears a prophecy that he will be king one day. This makes him ambitious and determined to become king so he becomes cruel in order to get what he wants.
“Glamis, and Thane of Cawdor; the greatest is behind.”
This quote shows us that Macbeth is suggesting that he has to murder Duncan so he can become king. Evil is tempting him with the thought of him becoming the ruler.
Towards the end of the first scene guilt strikes Macbeth and makes him wary about Duncan’s murder. He doesn’t want to go ahead with the murder.
“If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, without my stir.”
Macbeth wants to leave things as they are. He wants to win but doesn’t want to do nasty things to get there.
“We will proceed no further in this business.”
He is thought to be a coward after he backs out of the murder by his wife Lady Macbeth. He is easily manipulated and bullied into things he doesn’t want to do but he loves Lady Macbeth so much that he becomes naïve and morally weak. He is still aware of his guilty conscience but is still willing to do anything for his wife.
Lady Macbeth is the opposite of Macbeth. She is persistent and fights for what she wants. She is more ambitious than Macbeth and doesn’t regard anyone else but herself.
Lady Macbeth knows that Macbeth will do anything for her so she takes it as an advantage when she sees Macbeth hesitating about her evil plan. She bullies him and attacks his man hood.
“Wouldst thou have that which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, and life, and live a coward in thine own esteem, letting ‘I dare not’ wait upon ‘I would’, like the poor cat I the adage?”
Lady Macbeth is manipulative because she knows...


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