Macbeth: Character Analysis Of Macbeth Essay

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Macbeth: Character Analysis of Macbeth

Macbeth was a true Shakespearean tragic hero. He had many noble qualities as well as several tragic flaws. He was a courageous, brave and good nobleman who was haunted by superstition, moral cowardice and an overwhelming ambition. Progressively through the play, his flaws started consuming his qualities until they are that can be seen of him.
Macbeth was a courageous and strong nobleman. He and Banquo were leaders of King Duncan's army. His personal powers and strength as a general won him the battle as described by the captain (I,2, "But all's too weak:/ For brave Macbeth
-- well he deserved that name -- / Disdaining fortune, with
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His morals sink so low that even his enemies said "Who then shall blame/ His pester'd senses to recoil and start,/ When all that is within him does condemn/ Itself for being there?"
Macbeth had great ambition and wished to stand well with the world. He had absolutely no feelings for others and he only cared about what others would think of him. The witches' prophecies only encouraged this ambition to be king.
The witches who symbolized Macbeth's evil ambitions put his thoughts into actual words. The idea of murder had already occurred to him (I,3, "great prediction/ Of noble having and of noble having and of royal hope,/ That he seems rapt withal," "My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical," and I,7,
"What beast wast then/ That made you break this enterprise to me?"). Macbeth himself acknowledged his "vaulting ambition" that would drive him to murder after Duncan evaded fate (I,3, "If chance will have me King, why,/ Chance may crown me") by announcing Malcolm as his Successor.
Macbeth's powerful imagination made him already victim to superstition.
His superstition was seen by his susceptibility to the witches' influence unlike
Banquo who still was not sure about their credibility. It was his superstition that made him so unquestioningly the promises of the apparitions and rest so easily assured. It was all his superstitions that made

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