Macbeth Character Analysis

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In Macbeth, the overall theme is that the ones who call you their friend, are really your enemy. The character Macbeth shows us this by killing two important people who at first he didn’t have a problem with. The predictions from the witches caused Macbeth to act the way he is. Let’s start with Duncan who was the king before Macbeth had killed him cause of jealously (Macbeth wanted to be king). As Macbeth and Banquo are having a conversation with the king in the king’s palace at Forres Macbeth says to the king “[…] Your Highness’ part is to receive our duties, and our duties are to your throne and state children and servants, which do but what they do should by doing everything safe toward your love and honor.” Macbeth is basically saying…show more content…
So Macbeth is planning to have Banquo and his son killed because he doesn’t want that to happen. When the murderers pay Macbeth a visit they start talking about Banquo and how Banquo was their enemy Macbeth tells them “So is he mine.” You remember how Macbeth called Banquo his friend right? Well now Banquo is his enemy. Macbeth gives the murderers specific instruction on what he wants done, he tells them “[…] Fleance, his son, that keeps him company, whose absence is no less material to me than is his father’s.” He basically said to the murderers,make sure they kill both Banquo and his son Fleance.And that Fleance is as important as Banquo. The murderers end up killing Banquo only and let Fleance flee. When Macduff hears that Macbeth is becoming king he doesn’t agree with it so he flees from the castle and is now considered as a threat to Macbeth, just like how Duncan, Banquo, and Fleance was a threat to him. Now Macbeth is planning on killing Macduff and his family, so he orders the murderers to kill Macduff’s family but they only end up killing Lady Macduff’s son and not her. The witches gave Macbeth three apparitions. The first one saying to beware of Macduff, second that he can’t be hurt by anyone that was born from a woman and the third one saying that

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