Macbeth Character Analysis

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William Shakespeare produced astonishing plays throughout his career and Macbeth is one of his masterpieces. The tragedy of a honorable warrior demonstrates how monstrous humans can be and how a single conversation can lead someone to complete damnation. Like all of his work, Shakespeare did not fail to set a strong mood throughout the play. In Macbeth, he presents the audience with a powerful vision of evil through the characters such as the three witches, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The word ‘witch' portrays all the unpleasant, wicked, evil behaviors that a person can possibly possess and Shakespeare clearly gives the audience the sense of complete wickedness by starting the first scene of Macbeth with three witches. Although the witches only have a few appearances in the play, the audience could not possibly miss the fact that the witches are straight up evil since the beginning of the play. A powerful vision of evil is subtly presented in the first sentence the witches say in Macbeth: “When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?”(7). The words thunder, lightning and rain represent nothing lighthearted or cheerful and Shakespeare intelligently gives a glimpse of the evilness that the audience are about to witness. The witches' second appearance in the play is no different from their first appearance. However, a powerful vision of evil grows gradually as the play progresses. Shortly before Macbeth appears in Act 1, Scene 3, the first witch describes

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