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Macbeth Character Analysis

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People are ultimately judged by what they've done in life. In Shakespeare's "Tragedy of Macbeth", this story is all about the things people do to get what they want. In addition, Macbeth was an exceptional man and soldier until he attempted to control the future due to his inner evil and undying ambition.
In Act 1, Macbeth was described as a virtuous man and a genius in combat; However, that soon changed when he and Banquo had an encounter with the three witches. The witches told Macbeth that he will be king one day and the Thane of Cawdor and they told Banquo that his sons would be kings. They took these prophecies lightly at first, but they were convinced of their authenticity after Macbeth was named as the Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth instantly was astounded with this news and hid how he truly felt over the witches' prophecy. Banquo even said to Macbeth, "If you trust what they say, you might be on your way to becoming king, as well as Thane of Cawdor. But this whole thing is strange. The agents of evil often tell us part of the truth in order to lead us to our destruction." (Shakespeare V. iii 122-124) As you can see, Banquo is initially skeptical over the news and advises Macbeth not to trust everything the witches tell him.
Accordingly, Macbeth is so distracted by the prophecy that he constantly thought about his future and his inner ambition starts to show through his private thoughts. It starts to seem like he was a victim of the witches' deceit and mind games but that
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