Macbeth 's Macbeth By William Shakespeare Essay

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Greed for Power- Macbeth
“Macbeth” by William Shakespeare is a well-known tragedy. It is well known for its dynamic characters and its interesting plot. In the play, there was a drastic change in the characters, especially Macbeth. The play starts with Macbeth’s bravery in the battlefield, after his encounter with the three witches (the weïrd sisters), Macbeth starts to consider the prophecies given by the witches. Under Lady Macbeth’s influence Macbeth starts to make bad decisions and these results in the downfall of Macbeth into an evil heartless villain. In the play, Macbeth goes from being a war hero who is beloved by his king and country, whereas, by the end of the play, he has changed and has become an evil villain who thinks of nothing but his own ambition. Greed for power is what makes Macbeth change drastically.
In the beginning of the play Macbeth is considered a war hero, a soldier of Scotland. The captain reports back to King Duncan; the King of Scotland, about the battle between Scotland and Ireland, after he left it due to his injury. “But all’s too weak, / For brave Macbeth- well he deserves that name- /…Till he unseamed him from the have to th ' chaps / And fix 'd his head upon our battlements” (Shakespeare, I, II, 15-23). (Macbeth dis-amputated Macdonald 's head, the one that led the Irish troops). The audience is able to establish the character of Macbeth’s courageous performance during the battle. Hearing this news King Duncan is really impressed by…

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