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Views of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play

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Views of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play

Macbeth is introduced in the play as "noble" and faithful to king

Duncan, until he meets the "weird sisters" or "witches" who catch on

to the little bit of ambition and jealousy inside him. They tell him

he will become the "Thane of Cawdor," which quickly becomes true, and

he will become the "king of Scotland". When the first of the two

predictions comes true, Macbeth's ambition grows. Then King Duncan

announces that his son Malcolm " shall succeed to the throne", and

Macbeth is appalled, and his thoughts become ominous. When his wife

Lady Macbeth hears about "the weird sisters" she too helps the

ambition grow and puts evil plans and ideas in his head because she

wants to become a Queen. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both love and trust

each other a lot. We know this because King Duncan speaks of him as

loving his wife; " his great love, sharp as his spur, halth holp him".

By the end of the play Macbeth has no time or room for love, when Lady

Macbeth takes her life he shows his true evil, heartless self. Before

he finds out she has died he talks about his heart being full of evil

, horrors and fears " I have almost forgot the taste of fears" " I

have supped full of horrors." Then when he finds out about her death

he replies "she should have died hereafter there would have been a

time for such a word," He has been made callous by evil.

Macbeth already has ambition inside him and before he meets the "weird

sisters" or "witches," he was a loyal Thane and a brave warrior but

when the "weird sisters" picked up on his ambitions to become king,

they sparked off a whole chain of evil events, which Lady Macbeth

instigated which became a treacherous series of killings "Great

Glamis, worthy Cawdor, greater than both by the all-hail thereafter."

Her greeting implies that he deserves more than being the thane of

Glamis and Cawdor and could do better.
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