Macbeth Character Analysis

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The one who is at fault in the play of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare is not all who presume it is. Some say the blame is on the Witches, some say Lady Macbeth, but Macbeth is the real man at fault. He was at choice of his decisions, only slightly pressured by his wife, Lady Macbeth. Macbeth dug himself into a hole he was not able to climb out of. There was no return to the light side for him as he had no regrets, he was inhumane, and cold-blooded. There are many examples that show his inhumanity towards others throughout the play, one cold-blooded act to another with no turning back. It was a painful ending for Macbeth since no one showed sympathy for him as his head ended up on a sword. Macbeth is at fault for all the critical events within the play as he is the one that killed Banquo, King Duncan, and Macduff’s family. In the play Macbeth, some believe Lady Macbeth was at fault for all the critical events within the play. Firstly, some think that Lady Macbeth was the one that killed Duncan and the two guards because she told Macbeth to. In fact, Macbeth was the one that killed both the guards and King Duncan as it was his own actions and his final choice as to whether he would do it or not. I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise? (Act II Scene II).” This was spoken by Macbeth after the deed was done, which was the murder of the three innocent men. Lady Macbeth may have brought up the idea of killing King Duncan but Macbeth was the one that decided wither to do it or not. This play would not have been the same if Macbeth wasn’t so narrow sighted and very ambitious. Lady Macbeth only gave a slight push to Macbeth’s choices at the beginning, once he had committed the first upon many murders he became powerful, ... ... middle of paper ... between kingship and tyranny.” Macbeth may have been King, but not the King anyone would want. He was just like a tyrant, he was not a real King, and he did not show Kingship or demonstrate a real leader. He was a King for the power, dictatorship, and control. As stated above there were many different literary devices evident in the play Macbeth. Even though many thought Lady Macbeth or the Witches were at fault for the main events in the play. The man who is really at fault is Macbeth. Throughout the whole play this is evident, when he kills King Duncan, Banquo, Lady Macduff, and the two Guards. Macbeth was the reason this play had so many critical events. Even to the end Macbeth never changed as a character, “Yet I will try the last. Before my body, I throw my warlike shield. Lay on, Macduff, and damn'd be him that first cries, 'Hold, enough! (Scene VIII).”

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