Macduff As The Hero In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Macduff is like the hero of the play Macbeth. The hero is the one to defeat, or change the villain to be good. Although it doesn’t seem like it at first, Macbeth was the real villain in the play Macbeth, which means that it is Macduff’s fault for the death of Macbeth. Malcolm had been in England throughout Macbeth’s reign as king. Macduff saw what Macbeth was doing, and went to England to gather an army, and to convince Malcolm to come back and help overthrow Macbeth. While in England, Macduff finds out that his family has been murdered. Macduff, Malcolm and the army go back to Scotland, and attack Dunsinane. Macduff finds Macbeth and beheads him, and takes the head back to the army to show them their victory. Macduff was the one to blame for …show more content…
Macduff, Malcolm and an army, all went to Dunsinane to try and overthrow Macbeth. Macduff found Macbeth in the castle and beheaded him. He brought Macbeth’s head back to show their victory to Scotland. “Then yield thee, coward/ And live to be the show and gaze o’ th’ time” (5.8.27-28). Macduff is telling Macbeth that he will overthrow him, and that Macbeth’s head will be shown like a trophy to Scotland, to show them how they defeated Macbeth. Macbeth then states that he will not bow down to Malcolm, and that he surrenders. Macduff than kills Macbeth and beheads him. Macduff was the one to blame for Macbeth’s death because he was the one to slay Macbeth. Even though Macduff was the one that killed and beheaded Macbeth, it could be argued that The Three Weïrd Sisters are to blame for the death of …show more content…
The Three Weïrd Sisters made Macbeth feel safe and secure when the apparitions told him his fate. When the second apparition told him that nobody women born could touch him, he immediately assumed that everyone was women born, and thought that he was invincible. He also thought that it was impossible for Birnam Wood to move, like the third apparition said, so he then thought that was was not just invincible, but also immortal. Macbeth is now in the mindset that he can never die or be hurt, so he lets his guard down. “The power of man, for none of women born/ Shall harm Macbeth” (4.1.91-92). The Second Apparition tells Macbeth that nobody born of women can harm him. Macbeth then starts to wonder why he should worry about Macduff, and starts to let his guard down. “Macbeth shall never vanquished be until/ Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill/ Shall come against him” (4.1.105-107). The Third Apparition says that Macbeth will not be slain until Birnam Wood reaches his castle. Macbeth finds this impossible, and completely lets his guard down. When Macduff comes to kill him, Macbeth is not afraid to fight, until Macduff expresses the fact that he was not woman born, which makes Macbeth lose confidence in being immortal. Although the witches made him feel safe, which led him to his death, Macduff was the one to go into the castle and fight, kill, and behead Macbeth. Macbeth placing his trust in

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