Character Analysis Of William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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“So foul and fair a day I have not seen”( 1.3.40). In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth is the Thane of Glamis who comes across three witches upon leaving a battlefield who prophesize that he will become the Thane of Cawdor and King of all. As his ambition grows, along with the aid of several outside forces including his wife and the witches, he kills his king which sets him on a path from which there is no return. The witches also prophesied that his friend, Banquo, will have children who become kings. This leads Macbeth, as king, to hire a group of murderers to kill Banquo and his son Fleance who escapes his demise. Throughout the rest of the story, we see Macbeth’s life spiraling out of control in which he murders several more people as a result of his ambition and outside influences. In the play of Macbeth, many key informational items point us to the conclusion that Macbeth is a tragic hero which which include the witches as the true antagonists, lady Macbeth’s deceptive character, and his own ambition and regret. On the other side of this debate, many may use the fact that he…show more content…
The witches, particularly evil from their work with dark magic are the obvious, villainous, antagonists of this Shakespearean play. Lady Macbeth whose character is fraught with deception is also the first to push the idea of murdering Duncan down her husband 's throat. Lastly Macbeth 's ambition which many call his most villainous trait is truly nothing more than his tragic flaw which was just simply manipulated by his wife and the three witches. Is it truly fair to call Macbeth a villain, or is it rather foul to call him something he simply isn 't. After all fair is foul, but foul is also
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