William Shakespeare 's Macbeth As A Irish Noble And A War Hero Under The Noble King Duncan

1430 Words Oct 24th, 2015 6 Pages
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” In this quote by author Helen Keller, Keller claims that the only way to further reveal your true personality is to make decisions in the scene of conflict. Keller claims that the only way to develop your character is to get through the roadblocks of life. Evidence of this this claim can be found in Shakespeare 's play, Macbeth. In the play, the main character, Macbeth, is a scottish noble and a war hero under the noble king Duncan. In the start of the play, Macbeth is defined by is honorable nature and willingness to serve King Duncan to the fullest of his abilities at all times. This is scene at the start play as Macbeth had just stopped an invasion of an invading foreign army. King Duncan even honors Macbeth with a new lord title and another fief to his name. On his way back to his fief with his friend Banquo, the pair cross the path of three witches that hail the two. The witches proceed to give the friends a prophecy in which Macbeth would become king and Banquo’s family would later rise to power. As Banquo took the prophecy lightly, a part of Macbeth was opened at the mention of the prophecy. Macbeth returns to his fief and, after being convinced by his wife, Macbeth kills the visiting quest, King Duncan, in his sleep. Macbeth is crowned king soon after. As Macbeth rises in power, his guilt from killing…

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