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The Change Of Macbeth's Character

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In the beginning of Macbeth by Shakespeare, Macbeth is shown as a devoted husband, valued general, and loyal subject/ friend to the king. As the play unfolds, Macbeth’s character begins to change. He once was brave and manly, but towards the end he becomes ruthless and violent. Though, Macbeth is greatly respected by many, he definitely changes throughout the play. He goes from being a man who’s kind and selfless, to a male who loses his manhood and becomes vicious. Macbeth is the general of the army, and he is very good at it. He is very important because he fights who he has to, and kills who he is told to for the sake of protecting king Duncan. One passage that describes Macbeth’s character are lines 16-20, when the Captain says, "For brave Macbeth — well he deserves that name — Disdaining Fortune, with his brandish'd steel, Which smoked with bloody execution, Like valour's minion carved out his passage Till he faced the slave" (Page 9). Here the Captain is saying that he suits the name Macbeth because he is brave and fearless. The Captain also says that Macbeth is the type of man who faces his his challenges, and…show more content…
He becomes fearful, and slowly more and more inhumane. He begins to hallucinate, and see imaginary things. But a little bit earlier, lines 51-53, it shows where he first meets the Witches. He is walking with Banquo to the forest, and on their way, they encounter the three Weird Sisters. As Banquo demands they speak, the Sisters all say praises, and hails to Macbeth telling him that he will be Thane of Cawdor. Then, the Weird Sisters tell their prophecy to Banquo. Macbeth and Banquo become puzzled, because there is already a Thane of Cawdor, so how can Macbeth be Thane? As they try to wrap their minds around this, the Witches vanish, and two messengers arrive, Angus and Ross, to bring Macbeth the news that he is now Thane of Cawdor because the previous Thane had died (Page
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