Character Analysis Essay On Macbeth

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Who is the true hero of the play? How is he/she different from Macbeth? In the story, Macbeth by William Shakespeare there are times where numerous people play the role of a Hero in minds of many people, but there can only be one true hero. Macduff is the definition of a true hero.He is a person who is willing to lay their lives on the line, to protect another person’s life instead of theirs, who is completely selfless, mentally tough and a true warrior. The title of a hero doesn’t fit everyone who thinks they should have it, and only specific few can wear the title. Macduff rose above his anger, his grief of losing his family to Macbeth, because Macbeth was so scared of any competition and was sort of like Adolf Hitler, a tyrant. In…show more content…
Macduff also didn’t act with the intent to boost his own stock, his actions were solely for the love of his Country, Scotland. Macduff was so loyal to Scotland, he almost immediately asked Malcom to help him save Scotland, even though Malcom was slightly on edge with the possibility that Macduff could be a spy for Macbeth. “Let us rather Hold fast the mortal sword and, like good men, Bestride our downfall 'n birthdom. . . .” (Act IV, Scene III, L.5-6) Many people speak about having pride for where they are from, but it’s nothing like Macduff. Macduff being the loyal man he is, he stayed true to his goal of killing Macbeth and finally got it done. In Act 5. Scene 8, Macbeth says: “Thou losest labor. As easy mayst thou the intrenchant air With thy keen sword impress as make me bleed. Let fall thy blade on vulnerable crests; I bear a charmed life, which must not yield To one of woman born.” (L-10) So, Macduff is the proven hero, he is the only true hero Macbeth has had. Through his proven patients, his willingness to defend what he loves, and to stand up for the whole country of Scotland. He accomplished the goals he set, and he never did it for his own agenda, but for something bigger than himself, exactly like it should
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