Compare And Contrasting Characters In Macbeth

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In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare does an excellent job describing his characters and their settings. Throughout the play Shakespeare connects several different situations to things that are happening with the characters. Shakespeare uses his characters to represent things, such as good and evil, and also to describe their surroundings at that time by adding details about the characters environmental settings in the act and scene. Macbeth, Macduff, Banquo, and King Duncan are the main characters in the play and Shakespeare uses them to get his good vs. evil point across even more.
First is Macbeth, who starts the play off as Thane of Glamis, but is soon told by three witches that he will become much more than that. In the play, Macbeth and Banquo meet up with three witches who make prophecies about Macbeth and Banquo’s future. Macbeth will become the Thane of Cawdor and then King of Scotland, and Banquo will not become king but his sons will. After the witches leave, Macbeth and Banquo were delighted to hear the prophecies but their reactions were completely opposite. Macbeth was already thing of ways to become king and Banquo suspected he was.
Macbeth is a brave and mighty solider but he is easily tempted into doing something he should not. After Macbeth gets back and hears the witches’ prophecies he cannot get becoming King of Scotland off his mind, which is not a good thing. As evil begins to set in over Macbeth his wife, Lady Macbeth, does not help the matter at all. When Lady Macbeth gets the letter from Macbeth that Duncan is coming to stay with them, she becomes excited and plans the whole murder out. She also convinces Macbeth that he is not a man if he does not kill Duncan, so he does. After the first murder of Duncan is over and Macbeth is crowned king everything goes evil in Macbeths mind. He starts to kill with ease and is not liked around the kingdom at all. Even though Macbeth is king, he wants to know more about Banquo’s prophecy from the witches and even kills Banquo when he finds out that his sons will become kings. As evil begins to take over Macbeth to a greater extent he starts to kill out of revenge. ...

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