Analysis Of Good Characters In Macbeth

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Good characters in Macbeth are less in number, and also seem to be characteristically less deeply constructed than the evil or corrupted ones. Everybody has a seed of corruption planted deeply in them, ready to spurt into blossom. Those who let their evil side win, the becoming the true villains acts on these dark drives and commits something morally wrong, like our man character, firstly portrayed as a dashing military genius, Macbeth. When he first receives the prophecies, he is not bothered by the fact that it was spoken by three mysterious, ugly and seemingly evil witches, he actually considered the words of the prophecy.. "Two truths are told,... but what is not" (line 137-152, Pg 27-29). Even tough we see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted, showing that he is very much humane, and his only fault being way too ambitious. That was interesting because we get the feeling that something out of the ordinary is coming up and our anticipation gets into the story straightaway. At the very end, in the beginning of Macbeth’s downfall we didn 't expect that a murderer like him would, even in defeat, display conscience and bravery. "I will not yield to kiss the ground before young Malcolm 's feet,... And damn 'd be him that first cries 'Hold, enough! '" (Line 32-39, Pg 249). It is surprising in a way that it portrays the positive traits of the hero turned villain, even after we, the readers observe all his evil deeds. While Banquo (arguably the only positive
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