Another MacBeth

  • Category: Theater
  • Words: 414
  • Grade: 100
In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, we

discover that Macbeth is a tragic hero. Macbeth is very

ambitious, courageous, and a moral coward: all these things

lead to his tragic death at the end of the play. At the

beginning of the play, Shakespeare defines Macbeth as a

hero very clearly. From the courages in defense of Scotland

is significant in the opening scene. However, he is very

ambitious to be king. At the beginning of the play, he was

loyal to the king. While he did imagine of murder his mind

rejects it and said, "Why, if fate will have me king, why,

chance may crown me," - Act I, Sc 3, p.44-45. Yet

increasingly his ambition defeated his good nature. When

Duncan named Malcolm the Prince of Cumberland,

Macbeth decided on the murder of Duncan. When Duncan

arrived at Inverness, Macbeth controled his ambition for the

time being and did not kill Duncan. The failing of his decision

was soon reflected by Lady Macbeth who called him a

coward. From then on, after the murder of Duncan,

Macbeth entered into a life of evil. Since he overcomed his

good nature, he no longer needed to be with his friend

Banquo. He wanted to protect his ambition, by killing the

king, and now he killed Banquo, due to the prediction of

what the witches said about Banquo's son becoming the

king. Macbeth wanted to ensure that he would reach his

ambition without problems. Macbeth, who now no longer

needed any encouragement from Lady Macbeth, started to

leave her in ignorance of his plans. Near the end of the play,

Lady Macbeth sleepwalked and had a dream about the

killing of Duncan and Banquo. She died because of all this

pressure and her guilt about the murder. Soul of Macbeth

have been destroyed since Macbeth love Lady Macbeth

very much, as shown in Act I, Sc. 5, p.58, "My Dearest

Love." The power of nemesis is shown clearly at the end of

the play when Macduff came back to murder Macbeth.

Macbeth would never have guessed that Macduff would

come back for revenge for the killing in Macduff's

household. This nemesis shows an additional force beyond

Macbeth's control. Because of Macbeth's strong beliefs in

ambition and the witches, when he found out Macduff was

not born of woman, and also found out the Birnam Wood

had been seen moving, he realized that the third apparition

had deceived him and he understood he was no longer safe.

Through the development of this tragedy, Macbeth has

turned from a fine natured person to an evil person. His

ambition, strong belief in the witches, has brought him to a

tragic end of his life, and caused many people to lose their

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