Macbeth Dynamic Character

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In Shakespeare’s tragic play, Macbeth, the dynamic character, Macbeth is portrayed as a good tuned bad protagonist. He is caught between being a good and bad king, however, proves to be a bad king. He believed in witches, was deceptive, and killed people. Macbeth was greeted by three witches. The first witch greets Macbeth as the Thane of Glamis, which he already was. However, the second witch says, “All hail, Macbeth hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!” (Shakespeare p. 327). After hearing the third witch say, “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter” (Shakespeare p. 327), he starts to wonder if it’s true. Witches were known for prophesizing the future. Macbeth then knew he had to get rid of the king now, beginning his plan to kill Duncan. Macbeth became very deceptive when finding out he was going to be king. King Duncan chose that he would come to honor Macbeth at his castle. Before his arrival, “Macbeth and his ambitious wife,…show more content…
Lady Macbeth encourages her husband to go through with killing Duncan by challenging his manhood, “When you durst do it, then you were a man; and to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man” (Shakespeare p. 338). Next, he killed Banquo, because he thinks, “Banquo will be suspicious of Duncan’s murder since he was there when the witches told Macbeth he would become king” (Benvington, par.2). Futher more, “Fleance Banquo’s son, got killed so he would not take throne after” (Wolf, par.4) Macbeth has murderers kill Lady Macduff and her son because, “He was threatened by Macduff that he was taking his crown when he fled to England to see Duncan’s son Malcom” (MacGrail, par.1). Macbeth did this to send a strong message to Macduff that he is unstoppable. There are three reasons why Macbeth is a bad king. First, he believed the witches. Second, he became very deceptive. Finally, Macbeth killed people to get his place. Macbeth was no
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