Macbeth 's Character Analysis : Macbeth

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Macbeth 's Character Analysis Shakespeare presents Macbeth as a noble thane of King Duncan in the beginning of the play. The three witches tell Macbeth he will become King of Scotland; his desire and ambition to become king causes him to suffer. Macbeth’s greed causes his change in character, and this is revealed by what he says, what he does, and what others say about him. Macbeth’s changes are revealed through what he says. Thomas Thrasher said, “Macbeth is a noble character of flawless morals, except for a single tragic flaw, such as greed, ambition, optimism, or jealousy. Macbeth is a tragic hero who chooses to indulge his tragic flaws and thereby damns himself” (Thrasher 84). Before Macbeth’s rule of tyranny, he would show noblesse oblige and comitatus. In the beginning , Macbeth’s sanity was stable when he said,
The service and the loyalty I owe,
In doing it pays itself. 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 should, by doing every thing
Safe toward your love and honor.” (I.4. 28)
He was very noble toward his king an respectful when he said,
The Prince of Cumberland!
That is a step
On which i must fall down, or else o’erleap,
For in my way it lies. Stars hide your fires;
Let not light see my black and deep desires:
The eye wink at the hand: yet let that be
Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see. (I.4.30)
Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth, convinced him

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