Macbeth's Change from Hero to Tyrant Throughout William Shakespeare's Play Macbeth

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Macbeth's Change from Hero to Tyrant Throughout William Shakespeare's Play Macbeth

Macbeth at the beginning of the play seams to start off as the hero of the play how he has helped win the battle against the rebels. He is regarded by a wounded captain from the battle that himself and banquo have helped significantly. Macbeth caught the traitor, the thane of cawdor. And he was rewarded. The title of thane of cawdor was transferred to Macbeth and the old thane was executed.

In act 1 scene 3 Macbeth and banquo appear at the witches' heath. The witches predict part of Macbeth's future. As soon as they tell him that he will be thane of cawdor. His impressions of the witches start to change, he
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This gives us the evidence that she does not want to commit the murder, she is just planning it, and she wants Macbeth to do the murder.

In the last scene from the first act Macbeth has returned to his castle to make the final preparations for the arrival of the king of Scotland. Macbeth contemplates the killing of one of his blood relatives. He gives this impression by saying"if it were done, when 'tis done; then 'there well/It were done quickly." He is obviously upset and emotional about killing as he is not only blood relative but he is also the king of Scotland. Lady Macbeth continuously challenges Macbeth and finally he is persuaded and involved. He is enlightened by Lady Macbeth's reaction and ambition.

At the beginning of act two it sets the scene for the killing of Duncan. It is at this point when Macbeth starts to get the first of the hallucinations. He sees a bloody dagger pointing in the direction of the king. He is suddenly snapped out of this hallucination and he summons that Duncanshould die"to heaven to hell."

In the next scene lady Macbeth has drugged the guards and Macbeth returns to the courtyard to say that he has "done the foul deed" Macbeth may have just committed a murder but he is now regretting every moment as he "fears gods wrath" and that he can no longer pray. He also hears a

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