Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

The world is changing everyday, sometimes for good, but most of the

time for bad. Macbeth, the main character in "Macbeth" by William

Shakespeare changed a lot in the play, also like the world today he

turned bad. At the start of "Macbeth", Macbeth was a hero, however it

wasn't long in till he soon became the villain. His dreams and

fantasies of becoming King soon became real as he viciously kills King

Duncan and becomes King. Although Macbeth did originally want to kill

King Duncan he soon decided not to. When Lady Macbeth herd of him not

wanting to, she mentally tortured Macbeth by doubting his manliness.

The witches also assisted in this by telling him that he will one day

become king. This eventually drove Macbeth to the killing of King


When we were first introduced to Macbeth, we discovered that he was

very brave and heroic. This made us see him as a good man, who honours

his King and Country. It would be hard for us to imagine him doing

wrong, let alone killing the king.

"For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name-

Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel

Which smok'd with bloody execution"

This shows that even the sergeant sees him as a brave, good soldier

who would fight to the bloody end, also that everyone trusted him and

so him as a hero.

Soon Macbeth starts to change. He meets three witches on the moor, one

tells him that he will become Thane of Cawdor and another witch tells

him that he is going to be King. This inspires Macbeth and sparks off

his ambition to become King.

"Stay you imperfect speakers, tell me more:

By sintel's death I know I am Thane of Gladis;

But how of Cawdor?"

This obviously means that Macbeth is very much interested in the

witches, as anyone would love to be King especially Macbeth. Macbeth

is now influenced by what the witches have said and is keen to become
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