Macbeth, By William Shakespeare Essay

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In Macbeth, the character of Macbeth is molded throughout the play. When the reader begins Shakespeare describes Macbeth as a character who is naturally good. As the plot continues Shakespeare introduces an environment around Macbeth which reinforces his ambition and leads him to commit acts against the crown and God himself. Eventually leading Macbeth to become completely evil. In Shakespeare 's Macbeth, Shakespeare uses imagery to depict the corrupt world around Macbeth. Through this imagery we see that Macbeth was first good then influenced to do evil acts, eventually corrupting him as a character. This is important because some readers may not see that Macbeth 's character was mainly corrupted through the influence of an evil environment around him and his own ambition. Shakespeare paints a vivid picture of Macbeth as a moral and upright character through the language others use to describe him. During the battle in Act 1 Shakespeare uses a wounded soldier at battle to describe the brave Macbeth as he fights a cavalry and defeats the traitor, Thane of Cawdor. “For brave Macbeth…/ Disdaining Fortune, with his brandish 'd steel, / Which smoked with bloody execution,/ Like valour 's minion carved out his passage/ Till he faced the slave” (I.2.16-20). The wounded sergeant bears ample testimony to his heroism when fighting against Macdonwald and Sweno. The wounded sergeant describes Macbeth’s sword as smoking through battle. He also alludes to Macbeth as the war goddess…

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