Macbeth Dynamic Character Analysis

Macbeth is the character that has stuck out to me the most, he is a dynamic character. Macbeth is portrayed as a loyal, sweet, yet a deceiving character in the story Macbeth. Through Macbeth’s change from loyal and sweet to manipulative and evil, Shakespeare illustrates the corrupting power of unchecked ambition. Macbeth is the main character in the story who went from being loved and admired to the most hateful king anyone could ever meet. Macbeth may not impact many individuals in the beginning, but throughout the story his intentions and actions do more harm than good. In Macbeth, you will realize the desire to be successful and powerful can lead anyone to commit the most dreadful deeds.
Macbeth was an extraordinary fighter in battle, the
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Even though Lady Macbeth pushed her husband into a corner to commit the murder, Macbeth went through with it and continued doing more harm to be King, and to keep his kingship. Shakespeare portrays Macbeth as a heinous monster for wanting to keep his crown more than preserving Scotland; Shakespeare also illustrates that people are determined to do whatever it takes to be powerful, even if it means harming everyone else in the process and Macbeth is a perfect example of that, Malcolm says something about Macbeth to Macduff, “this tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tounges, was once thought honest”(IV. iii.12). Malcolm explains that Macbeth is a horrible tyrant who was at one point a virtuous and trustworthy man. Banquo was Macbeth’s best friend, and now Macbeth is planning his murder so that Macbeth can keep his kingship and prevent Banquo’s children(even future children) from taking the throne, according to the witches who gave both Macbeth and Banquo their predictions. Even though Banquo thought the predictions from the witches to him are absurd, Macbeth paid close attention to the one where Banquo’s sons will be the future Kings of Scotland. When Macbeth discusses killing Banquo and his son Fleance, he said “things bad begun make strong themselves by ill”(III.ii.57), what Macbeth means by this is that one bad deed …show more content…
During an interesting conversation with his wife, Macbeth says “I am in blood stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er”(III.iii.143). Macbeth is attempting to convince himself that he has done so much harm and killed too many people, to the point where he might as well continue to do whatever it takes to keep his kingship like he has been doing. Macbeth knows he cannot go back to the person he was before, so he does not believe in trying to redeem himself. As a form of guilt, Macbeth even experiences seeing The Ghost of Banquo, after ordering a few individuals to commit the murder of Banquo. Macbeth sees the ghost of his best friend, who he wanted dead, which is a sign of him being a lunatic. Macbeth realizes that his desire for power and kingship drove him to do whatever he could to receive and keep his title as King, he is corrupt because of the innocent lives he took. Even though it is evident in the story that Macbeth feels somewhat guilty for his actions, he is more concerned with himself and even builds a cocky attitude toward the end. Macbeth was so focused on himself and his title that when his wife died, his only reaction was “She should have died hereafter. There would have been a time for such a

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