Essay about William Shakespeare 's Macbeth - The Identity Of A War Hero

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In many William Shakespeare written plays, Shakespeare allows us to experience tragedy, love and war. There are many plays that identify villians and heroes. The identity of a war hero in the play of Macbeth, gives representation to a category of special leaders. These heroes have attributes that relate to their heroism such as bravery, courage, adversity and strength. In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare gives the audience exactly that kind of leader. As we start Act 1 of the play we find a Scottish nobleman and general has been in battle and the defeat of a rebellion has been the outcome. We find that Macbeth has slayed one of the rebels and mounted his head on a pike. Macbeth is a man of good standing and his morals are without question. Duncan the King of Scotland awards Macbeth a promotion for his bravery and courage. Macbeth receives the title of Thane of Cawdor, we are aware of all the character’s background before Macbeth is even introduced. The play of Macbeth takes a dark turn as we continue to indulge in the play. As we continue to read we learn of Macbeth and meet him as he is among the company of Banquo. Banquo is a friend of his that his made his own way through many battles. The two are on a trek and are on there way home. While continuing on their path, they come in contact with three witches. Now these three witches begin to greet Macbeth using a title that he is unaware of. “First witch: All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! Second witch:…

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