Macbeth Character Analysis

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“All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!”
Were the words the witches used to praise Macbeth, yet were the beginning of Macbeth’s ambitious goal of reaching to the top. Throughout The Tragedy of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth’s character is shown in different characteristics throughout the play. Furthermore, there are multiple different viewpoints on who Macbeth is as a person. In the beginning of the play he is viewed as a strong and courageous soldier, who bravely protects his country. However, as the tale begins to unfold Macbeth is slowly being viewed as an unsympathetic person who murders without purpose. Despite this, Macbeth’s persona is too complicated to identify only one specific viewpoint. Therefore, Macbeth shows character traits from both the Brave Macbeth and the Butcher Macbeth. However, Macbeth is a complex character to characterize him as either Brave or a Butcher Macbeth in Shakespeare's classic play, The Tragedy of Macbeth.
At the start of the play, Macbeth shows the skills of a strong and courageous soldier. In scene two, Duncan asked the bloody captain for the report on the battle. The captain then informs Duncan on how well Macbeth performed during the battle between the Norwegians and the Scottish. “For strong Macbeth (well he deserves that name), Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, Which smoked with bloody execution (Shakespeare 1. 2. 16-18)”. Based on this, one can conclude that Macbeth shows the characteristics of a
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