William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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The true nature of human beings is thought to be many different things. Perhaps they truly are peaceful and genuine or maybe humans are actually mean and deceitful. William Shakespeare tries to show the true nature of man by using the play Macbeth. The main character, Macbeth, has revealed through his actions and decisions the true nature of human beings. Macbeth is portrayed as ruthless, audacious, and sometimes distrustful. His true characteristics change throughout the play depending on what was going on around him. As the play continues, Macbeth’s true humanly actions begins to show through. The more decisions Macbeth makes the more he relies on his own gut and human nature. Throughout the play, Shakespeare displays his characteristics to the audience to show that the true nature of humans is psychotic and crazy. Macbeth makes some coldblooded decisions that a person normally would not make after they had thought it out. Without thinking of the consequence of his actions, Macbeth uses his instinct on human nature. Shakespeare shows through Macbeth the truly psychotic nature of human beings. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is described as being “valiant” or “brave”. He is a skilled warrior, and loyal to his king, Duncan, and his country. Almost single-handedly, he helps win the war for Scotland. He defeats many of the enemy soldiers, including a traitor, all in the name of his king. But within the third scene, when three witches encounter Macbeth and his friend Banquo, Macbeth’s psychotic ambition begins to grow. They tell Macbeth that he will be Thane of Cawdor and King. Soon after this encounter, Macbeth is brought to meet with King Duncan. There, King Duncan informs Macbeth that he is the new Thane of Cawdor, since th... ... middle of paper ... ...ions the true nature of human beings. He is ruthless, audacious, and sometimes distrustful. From the very beginning of the play, Macbeth just killed for what he wanted without thinking of the consequences; he used his gut and simple human nature. As the play continued even further, Macbeth’s true humanly actions showed through. He murdered his best friend, and all of his other supposed friends in the final war. Throughout the play, Shakespeare displayed Macbeth’s characteristics to the audience to show the true nature of humans as psychotic. Macbeth made some coldblooded decisions that a person normally wouldn’t make after they had thought it through. Without thinking of the consequence of his actions, Macbeth’s instinct on human nature was to do something completely insane. Shakespeare portrayed through Macbeth’s actions the truly psychotic nature of human beings.

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