The Transformation Of Macbeth

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At the beginning of the play, Macbeth was a fairly moral man who was well respected and had a happy marriage based on mutual respect. This all changed when the three witches spoke their prophecies. He was told that he would become Thane of Cawdor and eventually the King. When Macbeth became the Thane of Cawdor he had begun to consider the idea of killing the king to gain his title, however, he struggled with the immorality of the act. Once Lady Macbeth, who had asked the spirits to fill her body with cruelty, had attacked his manhood the thought of killing the king had become a committable reality. Over time, the act of killing the king and the attack on his manhood begins to deteriorate his mind, leading to hallucinations and sleep deprivation.

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