Critical Analysis Essay Of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'

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Macbeth Critical/Analytical Essay

Initially, Macbeth is known as a tragic hero as he uses all of his bravery and might to save the day on the battlefield, but as the story progresses his heroism transforms into inordinate ambition which leads to his tragic downfall. In “Macbeth”, William Shakespeare implies that Macbeth’s determination and overconfidence contributes to the suffering of himself and those around him. In my paper, I will argue that Macbeth is the origin of grief brought to himself and others.

Duncan’s death is one of the most important tragedies in the play, when Macbeth murders Duncan not only does he cause his own grief, but the grief of everyone else who worships and honors the king. After Macbeth murders Duncan, he is constantly haunted by his own guilt. In fact, Macbeth sees a floating dagger in mid air and abruptly hears a knock on his door, this shows the severe extent his paranoia takes him to. Macbeth also hears a voice shriek “Sleep no more!” (II, ii, 35). This suggests, how Macbeth disturbs his own sleep and peace by committing the crime. Macbeth also cries “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand, no this hand will rather multitudinous seas incarnadine”(II, ii, 61-63), and wonders why he’s hearing all of these random noises and if his mind will ever be free of the guilt from murdering King Duncan. King Duncan’s death also severely affects his two sons, Malcolm and Donalbain as they are accused of murdering their own father. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth deviously plan out their regicide, to ensure that they don’t get suspected for
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After reading William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth, we can infer that Macbeth’s overconfidence and determination pose effects on his own life and everyone elses. Macbeths bravery changes into extreme ambition which leads to his own

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