Macbeth Character Development

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Character Development of Macbeth: How Macbeth Changed From a Brave Warrior to an Insane Tyrant

Throughout the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the main character Macbeth undergoes a series of change. Macbeth’s personality traits change from being logical and brave, to ambitious and weak, and eventually irrational and guilty. He is an example of how ambition and guilt can wreck one who lacks the strength of character. Macbeth is a loyal and courageous warrior, but his weak character and fragile mental ability turns him into an insane and depressed tyrant.
In the beginning, Macbeth is first portrayed as a trustworthy and fearless hero. This is shown when he is first mentioned by the wounded sergeant’s description of Macbeth’s bravery on the battlefield:. His valiant efforts on the battlefield earns him great respect and honour from the king and others. However, the picture quickly changes when Banquo and Macbeth meet the three witches. The witches predict that Macbeth will first become the Thane of Cawdor, and …show more content…

In fact, his mental illness has gotten worse and have become a tyrant. The noblemen and generals secretly make a plan to gather an army to kill Macbeth and save Scotland from its horrible ruler.
From the castle, Macbeth sees the Birnam forest moving towards Dunsinane. He thinks about the witches’ prophecy from earlier and realized that this will be the last fight for him. It is not until he counters Macduff on the battlefield did he understand that you cannot go against fate. Macduff tells him that which applies to the witches’ warning exactly. Though knowing he will die, he chooses to fight like a man, the brave, honourable warrior he started out as.
It’s tragic how greed and ambition can push one to do something so wrong in order to reach their goal. In the end, Macbeth finally realizes that all the evil things you do will always catch up to

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