They appear first in 1. In the very first appearance, indeed, of the Weird Sisters to Macbeth and Banquo on the blasted heath, we discern beings of a more awful and spiritualized character than belonged to the vulgar herd of witches. Even when unattended by any human witnesses, when supporting the dialogue merely among themselves, Shakespeare has placed in the mouths of these agents imagery and diction of a cast so peculiar and mysterious as to render them objects of alarm and fear, emotions incompatible with any tendency towards the ludicrous.
The story revolves on the process by which Macbeth had tried to fulfill the prophecy by the witches concerning his becoming a king. This prophecy was given to him at the beginning of the story. As the story unfolds, the prophecy seemed to come true; thus, Macbeth believes that it is his destiny to become a king as the prophecy tells.
Evil in the sense that she was the one who came up with the idea that Macbeth must kill Duncan who was the king. In the beginning, the two were wary of bringing the king to his death. Nevertheless, since the vision of being a king and having all the power in their mind seemed attractive, they later decided that the king must really die.
Macbeth was a general, a thane. Being so, he was committed to defending the king and be his loyal servant. He was a great warrior who was used to taking away lives of people in the battlefield. He would not be so trusted if he were not good with swords and killing.
Nonetheless, on the night that he killed the king, he could not sleep. Thus, it was understood that his conscience kept on haunting him that he has "killed sleep". This constant nag of conscience shown in the story depicted that Macbeth was naturally a good man.
That he has, in fact, a moral conscience that guides his actions and that killing the king was something that he perceived as a naturally immoral act.
Thus, it would not be right for anyone to judge Macbeth as someone who is evil just because he has caused harm to the king or just because he later on did evil acts such as committing more murders. Macbeth was portrayed by Shakespeare as someone who has a very good heart that was easily corrupted by evil.
This seems to reflect how man can easily be influenced by the evils in his environment.
Oct 18, Sir Patrick Stewart in the title role looks on at his wife, Lady Macbeth, played by Kate Fleetwood. Character Analysis Of Macbeth. Mental but as soon as Macbeth agreed to kill King Duncan we immediatly noticed a change in Macbeth, showing that he is less honorable and devoted to kill who he respected most, we find this unappealing. Yes, we think Macbeth is believable as a real human because he shows that when you get a taste of . The character of the servant(s) in Macbeth are flat character(s) which only serve to add a layer of characterization to other characters that the story follows. Works Cited: Shakespeare, William.
It seems then that there is no clear distinction if an action should be seen as something that is really fair or foul since one may lead to the other and vice versa. This is especially the case when power is involved. The Shakespearean theme in Macbeth has given one the idea concerning the role of power in a human character.
Power makes man greedy; the mere thought of one having it more than others could make a man change his former virtues just to reach the apex of his success.
There are instances in which the addictive quality of power could create a strong man, a dedicated man who would do everything to meet his goals.
Formerly he was a good man, a man of respect and loyalty. Nevertheless, an opportunity was presented to him, which exposed all the viciousness in his character, eventually leading him to an ambition that drove him to his evil thoughts and wishes. The story seemed also to reflect how man could actually be the one who fulfills his destiny.
That prophecy may not come true if man himself would not let it happen. His love for her, as could be seen in the scene before he decided to kill the king, was the trigger that set his thoughts to become the murderer that he came to be.
The thought that the blame would not be put unto him had ensured him that everything would be fine. The thought of gaining power that could bend laws and could make him the strongest and the most famous has deluded his senses and gave him enough strength needed to conduct the heinous act.
Although essentially Macbeth was a nice man, he believed that he was not given proper credit to his action.
Man as shown in the work of Shakespeare was someone who has a weak will that could easily be moved by jealousy and other similar emotions that might make him higher or stronger than the others.
This illustrates an egoistic man who thinks only of his own gain, sacrificing others and his former beliefs for the thought and ambition of a higher "good" even at the expense of other people.
Macbeth has demonstrated someone who used other people as a means to their end, justifying their actions through the results or consequences that are all favorable to themselves. It seems to portray that no evil could withstand goodness and justice after all.
However, evil is something that could always be present and could disguise itself as something that is seemingly good. In Macbeth, there are several instances that showed how evil is dressed as good.
The prophecy itself could be the best example since the prophecy reveals something good and beautiful that results to something horribly evil.
Shakespeare had demonstrated how something as great as becoming a king could destroy the person.For this essay, I chose a major character in Hamlet, the character of Hamlet himself to analyze, and in the story of Macbeth, I chose a minor character in the form of the servant(s), to analyze.
The character of the servant(s) in Macbeth are flat character(s) which only serve to add a layer of characterization to other characters that the story follows. Works Cited: Shakespeare, William. Oct 18, Sir Patrick Stewart in the title role looks on at his wife, Lady Macbeth, played by Kate Fleetwood.
Macbeth's Change from War Hero to Evil Murderer. June 1, At that time people believed that witches represented a so called “dark side” in human nature. Criticism of Shakespeare-plays. Uploaded by gumadinaresh.
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The Character of Macbeth Macbeth's character was illustrated in the Shakespearean tragic poem as a man of honor and greatness that was later on tarnished because of greed and too much ambition. The story revolves on the process by which Macbeth had tried to fulfill the prophecy by the witches concerning his becoming a king.