Comparison Essay - Shakespeare 's Macbeth

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Comparison Essay – Shakespeare’s Macbeth:
Macbeth’s Character at the Beginning of the Play vs. the End Sometimes situations change people for the better, and sometimes for the worst. Unfortunately, we will never understand destiny, nor the way it plays with us – one second we can be at the top of the “wheel of fortune”, another second we can be at the bottom. Destiny is the game that plays with Shakespeare’s tragic hero, Macbeth. Macbeth’s character evolves significantly throughout the play; this transformation changes Macbeth’s loyalty and faith, his feelings for his loved ones, as well as his definition of life. Everyone experiences change in their lives, but Macbeth’s loyalty and faith to his country, Scotland, changed dramatically throughout the play. At the beginning of the play, the audience sees Macbeth as a strong, undefeatable hero. A captain tells the King how bravely Macbeth fought during the war between Scotland and Norway: “But all’s too weak, /For brave – Macbeth – well he deserves that name - /Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel, /Which smoked with bloody execution, /Like valor’s minion carved out his passage /Till he faced the slave; /Which ne 'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, /Till he unseamed him from the nave to th ' chops, /And fixed his head upon our battlements” (1.2. 15-23). The captain is talking to the king in the scene; he is referring to MacDonald, a traitor to the King of Scotland, and how Macbeth bravely killed him by…

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