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From hero to villain – how and why does Macbeth fall from celebrated loyal subject to murderous villain?

Macbeth was written by Shakespeare in 1603-1607. It was also written in the time of the reign of James I. at that time people believed in witchcraft and the supernatural. People also liked their violence. The Macbeth play is also called the Scottish play because to call it Macbeth could cause misfortune or bad luck for the actors.
Macbeth falls from a hero for his country and king to someone who is a dark and evil person. Macbeth is a very ambitious person even from the start when he meets the three witches. Macbeth and Banquo meet the three witches in a cave and the witches speak about the good news in the future in a sort of
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How easy it is then!” that also shows that her respect and her attitude to the king is bad and she really doesn’t care about him.
After everyone has found out that the king is dead Banquo suspects Macbeth of doing something to make the witches predictions that they ways saying to become true. At that time Macbeth is king so he turns on his best friend Banquo and has him and all of his family including Fleance killed because he was the only person there when the predictions of Macbeth becoming king and also the witches said that Banquos son Fleance would become king too. So this shows that that Macbeth is getting over protective of his crown to the throne so he will do anything to stop people becoming king. So he will kill he’s best friend and his family only because the three withes said that predictions of Macbeth becoming king. So Macbeth is going into a downward spiral towards great darkness and becoming ever more evil from every action he makes and does to protect the crown.
Macbeth goes back to see the three witches because he wants to know more and more that what is going to happen to him in the future. The witches say they can sense something evil coming near to their cave that is Macbeth. When Macbeth ask the witches they say “Macbeth, beware he thane of fife Macduff”. But Macbeth doesn’t understand the witches and thinks that it is macduff and his family that he should be aware of. The witches also tell him more predictions like no man
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