Hero 's And Villain Of Shakespeare 's Macbeth Essay

1162 Words Nov 18th, 2015 5 Pages
Hero’s and Villain’s in Shakespeare’s Macbeth Within every society there are some individuals who are hero’s and some who are villain’s. Heroes are people who have certain character traits such as courage, bravery, and determination. Most people favor heroes over villains: who hurt the people around them for personal benefit. Both heroic and villainous characteristics can exist in a single person, but they can change depending on their situation. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth: a tragic story about a worrier who is psychologically destroyed after committing acts for political benefit. Macbeth, who is the protagonist in the play, has a desire to become King of Scotland, but to accomplish this he needs to deal with the obstacles in his way. Macbeth is both a hero and a villain in Shakespeare 's play Macbeth. Macbeth’s personality shifts from being heroic to showing villainous traits. He is seen as a hero by is fellow soldiers because he is skilled and confident in battle. Macbeth has just achieved victory in battle and the Captain, Malcolm and Duncan talk about Macbeth’s actions and skills together: “Disdaining Fortune with his brandish’d steel / Which smoked with bloody execution / Like Valour’s minion carv’d out his passage” (1.2.17-19). Macbeth is a brave and courageous soldier. He is not afraid to fight. Macbeth has the determination to fight to the best of his abilities. He is a heroic soldier because he does not let anything get in his way; he is fearless while battling his…

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