Dynamic Characters In Macbeth

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The tragic play Macbeth contains many different types of characters in terms of how much they change. Some are very dynamic and others are very static. This means some stay the same throughout the entire play, some completely change and some die before they have a chance to change. The variety in characters makes the play enticing and makes you want to continue until the end. Macbeth is the one of if not the most dynamic character in the play. In the beginning he was loved, respected, and considered the hero of Glamis. Macbeth's personality had two changing points for the worse. The first on was the meeting with the witches. It causes him to ponder how will he become king in terms of if he will he have to take it or will it come in due time.…show more content…
In the beginning she was your typical wife of a wealthy powerful man. The turning point for her was when she received the letter from Macbeth telling her about the witches prophecies. She decided for Macbeth that he should take the kingdom because nothing will get done if you don't do it yourself. It worked because Macbeth is a prideful individual and shed often ask him if he was a man when it seemed he was going to cower down. This led to her feeling extreme guilt to the point to where she would sleep walk around their castle. While she slept walked she would mention being able to smell blood. She also would say things like “who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him.” Another thing she would do while sleepwalking is try to wash imaginary blood off her hands that wouldn't completely wash off. Her insanity led to her unknown death which is thought to be an accidental suicide amongst most readers. A static character in the play is King Duncan. He was in the story to purely setup the plot of Macbeth. He died so early in the play he had no time to change. Another flat character in the play is Banquo. He remains the same throughout the play and is murdered which is similar to King Duncan. Both are static, were used to set up the play, and were murdered because of Macbeth. Macduff was another static character because he never believed in Macbeth. He in turn used his disbelief to kill him and end his tyrannical
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