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The Downfall of Macbeth's Character in William Shakespeare's Play

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The Downfall of Macbeth's Character in William Shakespeare's Play

At the start of 'Macbeth' Macbeth is described with words such as

"noble", "worthy" and "brave" this shows him in a positive way.

However at the end of the play he is described with words such as

"Hell-hound", "coward" and "bloodier villain" which shows him to be a

completly different person.He is now shown in a negative light.

Macbeth's characteristics are turned around and the witches show this

in the opening scene.

"Fair is foul, and foul is fair."

At the end of the play Macbeth is no longer the hero.

"O valiant cousin, worthy gentleman."

Macbeth was not happy with being known as the King's loyal cousin and

wants to be more. He was tired of being a 'loyal' and wants a title

that he thinks he deserves 'The King'

When the witches make their prediction into the future, Macbeth is

confused and doesnt believe then but then he changes and becomes

willing to believe them and still wants more.

"Tell me more."

Even after this great forcast Macbeth is still not satisfied and wants

more. This glutony for the title of King is exsist's throughout the

entire play. It is his desire that keeps Macbeth fight for more.

When Macbeth is deciding for and against reasons to Murder the King

ambition and desire is the only reason that he can think of as to why

he should kill him.

"Vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself

And falls on th'other."Macbeth being King is more important than any

loyalty he has to the king. He is very intent to get what he wants and

will wipeout anything that gets in his way.

Despite the fact that Macbeth makes it appear like h...

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...fall.

The witches seem to cast spells on Macbeth that may cause him to

change mentally.

"Double, Double, toil and trouble."

This seems to be why Macbeth the once good, honest character become

the evil character we decover towards the end of the play. Witches

were blamed for all the bad things that happened.

I think it is obvious that there are many different reasons why

Macbeth may have behaved in the way that he did. The factors Macbeth

uses is ambition, this is his only reason he has for killing King

Duncan. Macbeth's worst crime,killing a woman and a child, is

influenced by his fear and insecurity, his wife and the witches who

give him the original idea which starts of his greed and ambition to

become king. Overall I Believe there is many factors, not just one,

which contribute to Macbeth's downfall.
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