change in macbeth character

1056 WordsFeb 7, 20145 Pages
Macbeth’s character shows us the tragedy of over ambitious people; it also shows us that negative aspects can overwhelm the good side of our personality. Throughout this piece of writing I will be showing the changes within Macbeths character, which is the only character within the play that has visible changes in his character. I will be describing these points by inspecting the asides and soliloquies, which are both dramatic ironies that place the audience in a privileged position as they are introduced to the characters thought pattern that gives them an insight to how he may be feeling. All of which is unbeknown to other characters in the scene. In Act I, Sc iii, when Macbeth is told that he is the Thane of Cawdor, he is…show more content…
” and this explains how double-faced and furtive devious he becomes. Act IV, Sc I shows how Macbeth believes only in the witches, he trusts them and makes all his plans and arrangement according to their prophecies. This doesn’t only show us a mental change but also how Macbeth lost his morality, honesty, and nobility and became more frenzied, no more mercy to be thought of or shown and decides,“ The firstlings of my heart shall be The firstling of my hand.” Comparing this to the first soliloquy in my piece of writing we perceive a tremendous development of his personality and attitude. He is not hesitant about killing any more and will do any thing to keep his throne and power. Following his meeting with the witches they tell him to “be ware Macduff ” and macbeth acts upon this warning by sending murderers to kill “His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls” this act shows in depth how immoral he becomes. It didn’t stop with killing the king, his friend, Lady Macduff and her children; Macbeth has lost even the sense of what does love and family mean and becomes more selfish. In Act V, Sc v, the servant informs Macbeth of the distressing sorrowful news about the death of Lady Macbeth But he replies with cold nerves: “ She should have died hereafter; There would have been a time for such a word” His wife is not one of his main concerns; he does not even respect the sanctity
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