Another MacBeth

In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, we
discover that Macbeth is a tragic hero. Macbeth is very
ambitious, courageous, and a moral coward: all these things
lead to his tragic death at the end of the play. At the
beginning of the play, Shakespeare defines Macbeth as a
hero very clearly. From the courages in defense of Scotland
is significant in the opening scene. However, he is very
ambitious to be king. At the beginning of the play, he was
loyal to the king. While he did imagine of murder his mind
rejects it and said, "Why, if fate will have me king, why,
chance may crown me," - Act I, Sc 3, p.44-45. Yet
increasingly his ambition defeated his good nature. When
Duncan named Malcolm the Prince of Cumberland,
Macbeth decided on the murder of Duncan. When Duncan
arrived at Inverness, Macbeth controled his ambition for the
time being and did not kill Duncan. The failing of his decision
was soon reflected by Lady Macbeth who called him a
coward. From then on, after the murder of Duncan,
Macbeth entered into a life of evil. Since he overcomed his
good nature, he no longer needed to be with his friend
Banquo. He wanted to protect his ambition, by killing the
king, and now he killed Banquo, due to the prediction of
what the witches said about Banquo\'s son becoming the
king. Macbeth wanted to ensure that he would reach his
ambition without problems. Macbeth, who now no longer
needed any encouragement from Lady Macbeth, started to
leave her in ignorance of his plans. Near the end of the play,
Lady Macbeth sleepwalked and had a dream about the
killing of Duncan and Banquo. She died because of all this
pressure and her guilt about the murder. Soul of Macbeth
have been destroyed since Macbeth love Lady Macbeth
very much, as shown in Act I, Sc. 5, p.58, "My Dearest
Love." The power of nemesis is shown clearly at the end of
the play when Macduff came back to murder Macbeth.
Macbeth would never have guessed that Macduff would
come back for revenge for the killing in Macduff\'s
household. This nemesis shows an additional force beyond
Macbeth\'s control. Because of Macbeth\'s strong beliefs in
ambition and the witches, when he found out Macduff was
not born of woman, and also found out the Birnam Wood
had been seen moving, he realized that the third apparition
had deceived him and he understood he was no longer safe.
Through the development of this tragedy, Macbeth has
turned from a fine natured person to an evil person. His
ambition, strong belief in the witches, has brought him to a
tragic end of his life, and caused many people to lose their
lives.

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