Changes Of Macbeth's Soliloquy

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Macbeth’s soliloquy towards the end of the play shows how Macbeth’s character has developed and changed over the course of the play because Macbeth becomes emotionless due to his current mental state and his wife dying cause, and Macbeth realizes the futility of life, believing life is meaningless. The first section of the monologue shows how Macbeth feels indifferent and does not express his feelings strongly. Macbeth’s reaction to his wife’s death is far different from the affectionate relationship the pair shared at the beginning of the play. Macbeth reacts to his wife’s death by saying, “She should have died hereafter;” (16). Macbeth has a complete lack of emotion due to his current mental state, which is that Macbeth has little or no conscious …show more content…

Macbeth’s mental state changes by him starting off as a man with good intentions, but overwhelming greed and ambition cause him to become evil and a murderer. At first Macbeth was a noble thane to the king who obeyed his every command, and therefore not a single wrong thought crossed Macbeth’s mind about potentially committing murder or any other other evil act. However, Macbeth had a weakness in his character, that was the fact that he was easily manipulated by the people closest to him and eventually his own ambition and greed caused his downfall.
The next section shows a shift in Macbeth’s focus. Macbeth recognizes the fragility of life and how it lasts for a very short time. Macbeth provides a depressing view of human mortality, by saying that life has no real, lasting meaning or impact. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth has an overall positive view of life and thinks that life is very significant. He

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