The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare Essay

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When Macbeth is first introduced, he is talked about with only the highest respect and honour, but as the story progresses this quickly changes. In William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy of Macbeth words of praise devolve into words of hatred and spite. Through out the play Macbeth 's esteem and pride are used against him, pushing him into committing evil acts. While he can be considered a bloody tyrant, he is not to blame for his actions as he 's merely an unknowing pawn of evil forces.

Firstly, Lady Macbeth takes advantage of Macbeth 's ego and masculinity to twist him into going down the path she wishes him to. Macbeth is having second thoughts about committing the treacherous act of assassinating the King, and when he does Lady Macbeth is right there by his side to goad him into going through with the heinous plan. Macbeth is debating with him self, whether or not he should go thorough with the scheme, then Lady Macbeth tells him this "What beast was it then, That made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man" (1.7.52-54). Lady Macbeth is essentially saying he was man when he made the plan to kill the king, but now that he is having second thoughts, he is something else (not a man). She uses his manhood against him, to force her own will upon him. An excellent example of Macbeth being used and manipulate. Then after the deed has been done and Macbeth is feeling guilty for what he has done she also tells him "My hands are of your colour,…

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