Brave And Fearless Hero In Macbeth

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Macbeth, a Scottish general and thane of Glamis , and Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife, are two of the main characters in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Throughout the tragedy, they both exhibit many inhumane actions. Macbeth starts to be concerned when he meets three witches, who claim he will be made thane of Cawdor. Macbeth then commits his first inhuman action by murdering King Duncan, which makes Macbeth King of Scotland. Lady Macbeth mainly lusts for power and status. Because of this, she accompanies her husband throughout the murder. They then commit many crimes, dealing with Banquo, and Lady Macduff and her son. After these deaths, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth experience struggles concerning the loss of sleep and sleep disorders, which was caused by…show more content…
“For brave Macbeth – well he deserves that name – disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution, like valor’s minion carved out his passage till he faced the slave; which nev’r shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, till he unseamed him from the nave to th’ chops, and fixed his head upon our battlements” (Act 1, Scene 2). His conscience in the beginning of the tragedy is clear and serene. This all ends when he decides to murder King Duncan. Macbeth starts to feel consumed with his guilty conscience, which makes him hallucinate. “Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Come let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible to feeling as to sight, or art though but a dagger of the mind, a false creation, proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?” (Act 2, Scene 1). Because of Macbeth’s lack of sleep, he starts to hallucinate and states he sees a dagger before him. “With this speech, Shakespeare foreshadows the toll that Duncan 's murder will exact upon the conspirators. For now, the appearance of a bloody dagger in the air unsettles Macbeth. Even he doesn 't know whether the dagger is real or a figment of his guilty imagination. It is, however, certainly a harbinger of bloodier visions to come. Macbeth will suffer more frightening…show more content…
Since Macbeth is clearly not at peace with his conscience, his country will not be at peace. Macbeth’s ambition for power and position lead to the downfall of Scotland, his country. Once he meets with the witches and hears their prophecies, he begins to obsess over his position as King of Scotland. He does anything he can by killing King Duncan, Banquo, Lady Macduff and her son. He develops a sense of paranoia and which causes him to suffer insomnia. This lack of sleep also causes turmoil for his country. Macbeth’s army and Malcom ’s army go under a war to restore Scotland. Malcom explains to Macduff how it is their goal to fight against Macbeth and gain Scotland back. “’Tis his main hope: For, where there is advantage to be given, Both more and less have given him the revolt, And none serve with him but constrained things Whose hearts are absent too” “Let our just censures Attend the true event, and put we on Industrious soldiership” (Act 5 Scene 4). Macduff’s murder of Macbeth entails peace within Scotland. “By the grace of Grace, We will perform in measure, time, and place. So, thanks to all at once and to each one, Whom we invite to see us crowned at Scone” (Act 5, Scene 8). Finally, the guilty conscience of Lady Macbeth causes her to commit suicide. Throughout the dangerous acts of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, they both suffer their consequences by insomnia and sleeping disorders. Lady Macbeth suffers from a

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