Character Analysis Macbeth

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MacBeth was a play written by William Shakespeare. It was actually written for King James I of England who was to attend the production. Because of all the immoral choices that MacBeth makes, this play was considered to be a morality play. MacBeth's changes show what goes around comes around. His character is also dynamic because he is good in the beginning and turns evil by the end. Early on, MacBeth treated people well,and it benefited him. In this quotation, Ross talked about how MacBeth was fighting. "…Point against point, rebellious arm 'gainst arm, Curbing his lavish spirit…victory fell on us." This showed how well MacBeth faught for his king's sake, he was loyal, and he gave everything he had for Duncan's cause. Duncan later said to MacBeth,"My worthy Cawdor." After saying that it was easy to tell that the king was happy to grant MacBeth the Thane of Cawdor. The granting of the title had come from MacBeth's loyalty, hard work, and true goodness to the king. MacBeth later spoke about his duties,"…our duties are to your throne and state children and servants…by doing everything safe toward your love and honor." In this passage MacBeth again proved his layalty and goodness to the king. This was a tribute of treating people well. Once Duncan appointed MacBeth the Thane of Cawdor, he said,"From hence to Iverness and bind us further to you." That quote showes that because MacBeth was so good to the king, the king was to attend a party in MacBeth's name, a great honor. Throughout the beginning, MacBeth was a good character inside and out. MacBeth listened to the evil witches and that changed him for the rest of the play. After the scene where MacBeth met and spoke with the witches, he spoke with Banquo and said,"Your children shall be king." The way he said it made it seem like he was worried about the transition of him being king and Banquo's children being kings. His thoughts show that he believes what the witches foretold and now we see him change a bit and get a little worried. MacBeth sent murderers to kill Banquo and his son. After they returned and he found out they did not finish the job he said to himself,"The worm thats fled hath nature that in time will venom breed." He shows that he is skeptical but is still worried that something bad will come from Burnam Wood, thus following the witches prophicy. Here MacBeth changes even more when he gets confused. He begins to think that murdering certain people is the only way to stay...

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