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How the character of Macbeth changes throughout the play
Transcript of How the character of Macbeth changes throughout the play
What was Macbeth’s character like at the start of the play?
How did Macbeth express his murderous thoughts?
Did Macbeth’s character change towards the end of the play?
"To know my deed 'twere best no know myself.Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!"
This shows Macbeth is regretting killing Duncan.
O! yet I do repent me of my fury,that I did kill them."Macbeth thinks back on more of his murder.
At the end of the play Macbeth stands amongst his castle while waiting for Duncan, he thinks back to what he has done in the past and who he has killed and that the witches lied to him. He starts to regret what he's done. When Duncan announces he's not born from a women Macbeth realises the witches crafty twist. Also after banquos ghost appears at the banquet Macbeth begins to regret. This can be explained by:"Hence, horrible shadow!Unreal mockery, hence!"
After he is convinced by Lady Macbeth he lies to Banquo, his best friend,
"I think not of them"
He has changed and has given in.
Because the murder happens offstage, it shows that the audiences sympathy stays with Macbeth. This is in the play not the script."Tis a sorry sight""I had most need of blessing, and 'Amen'stick in my throat"
Macbeth believes that nothing can wash the sight of bloody off his hands. "Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?"
Macbeth turns to murderous thoughts when Malcolm is announced prince of Cumberland.Because Macbeth fears his evil and ambition, the audience feels for him as he seems to be a good man. Lady Macbeth shows an insight into Macbeth"Yet I do dear thy nature It is too full o' the milk of human kind nessto catch the nearest way“, also "art not without ambition but without the illness that should attend it."
The play is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. The play is about a valiant soldier who becomes to engrossed in the idea; proclaimed by the witches, about becoming king of Scotland. He develops into a vicious murderer, killing the king of Scotland through selfishness to earn his place on the throne. But what Macbeth was unaware of was Malcolm. Macbeth continued to go on and kill Banquo and Malcolm's family he spared no remorse. His wife was a main influence on his selfish mind but this all become to much for lady Macbeth so she took her own life. Macbeth was left to reflect on his horrible actions while the army's of Malcolm marched towards the castle. Macbeth was killed and his head was risen on a pole to announce his death. The play was written by William Shakespeare for king James due to his deep interest in witch craft. The play contained to develop a series of events where the witches didn’t tell the full truth to Macbeth and this was a theme throughout the play. Also the play resembled not to attempt to kill the king.
The beginning of the play
The start of the play shows Macbeth as a noble, valiant and victorious character.
When Macbeth is told he will become king he says:"Why do I yield to that suggestionWhose horrid image doth unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, against the use of nature?“
His thoughts:“If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me Without my stir." The audience can see a good but an ambitious man.
Macbeth turns to murderous thoughts when Malcolm is announced prince of Cumberland.Because Macbeth fears his evil and ambition, the audience feels for him as he seems to be a good man.