Essay about Macbeth 's Inner Conflict And Conflict

1074 Words Apr 27th, 2016 5 Pages
A play in which a character experiences inner conflict and conflict with other characters is "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare. Macbeth 's inner conflict arises from his desire to kill Duncan, King of Scotland, and his conscience tells him is wrong. The conflict is the key to Macbeth 's character development and it leads him to clash with other characters, notably MacDuff, with whom he fights in the play 's dramatic conclusion.
We are given a good impression of Macbeth by other characters even before he makes his first appearance on stage. We get the impression that Macbeth is a loyal, noble soldier to his King as we witness him killing a traitor in the name of his King. " Till he unseamed him from the nave to the chops/ and fixed his head upon our battlements". Even though this is an aggressive death, it doesn’t change our opinion of Macbeth as it only proves his loyalty to Duncan.
Macbeth 's response to a surprise meeting with three witches upon the heath and in dark, dull, deary weather. The witches brought Macbeth and Banquo to this heath to present them with their predictions – that Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and then King, and Banquo 's prediction was that he would father many kings. Upon hearing his predictions, Macbeth 's desire to become King had been awoken again, " Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and make my seated heart knock at my ribs". This is the beginning of Macbeth 's conflict with other character as it shows that he has got the desire to be…

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