Is Macbeth A Villain Or A Victim

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Macbeth has some combination of both a villain and a victim in the novel ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare. Macbeth is a brave and powerful nobleman that was urged by his wife lady Macbeth to invite his cousin King Duncan to sleep over. Then, later on kill him so he can become king and become more powerful. Lennox, arrives early in the morning to wake the king and sees that King Duncan is dead. They announce that King Duncan is dead. Macbeth acts upset, Macduff and Banquo are frightened. Lady Macbeth faints once she hears that King Duncan has been murdered. Donalbain flees to Ireland and Malcolm flees to England because they think the murderer of their father will come after them next. Macduff gets very suspicious about Macbeth that he raises an army in order to kill Macbeth. Macbeth goes from an innocent nice nobleman to a murderer.

Macbeth was first a fearless nobleman who was really powerful. Macbeth who was the brave man that led King Duncan's forces to victory. Usually the King passes off his power to the eldest son which is Malcolm but then Lady Macbeth thinks of a plan to kill King Duncan so Macbeth can finally take his cousins spot to become King of Scotland. Macbeth becomes an uncontrollable murderer and starts doing things he wanted his way after Lady Macbeth drugs the wine
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But he wasn't the only one feeling guilty. Once everyone hears that King Duncan is murdered, Macbeth kills the chamberlains with rage. Lady Macbeth start to sleepwalk because she overcomes with the actions she has caused in killing the King. She washes her hands over and over because the blood won't come off her hands but it's really just her mind thinking that. She later commits suicide because of the crime she did. Macbeth didn't seem very bothered on her suicide. He says ‘She sound have died
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