Essay On Macbeth Is Evil

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William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, the main character; Macbeth, is seen as an evil character. The play is based off of Macbeth’s decisions and his actions to become King. In the beginning Macbeth starts out as a hero in Scotland’s war with Ireland and towards the end he is transformed into a murderer. Macbeth is not wholly evil because of is heroism in the war, his love for Scotland, and because he didn’t want to kill King Duncan initially. Macbeth was brain washed by his wife and tricked into killing the King. The first Act opens up with Macbeth defeating the army of Norway. To the people of Scotland Macbeth was seen as a great soldier and they treated him as a hero. The king thought very highly of Macbeth because of his part in the war. He even named him the new Thane of Cawdor. “Go pronounce his present death,/And with his former title greet Macbeth”(1.2.64-65). The King was very confident in Macbeth and that is why he named him he new Thane of Cawdor. King Duncan considered Macbeth as a friend, he was comfortable being around him and trusted Macbeth. Macbeth holds a high title as a hero of war and the new Thane of Cawdor which means he couldn’t possibly be wholly…show more content…
Macbeth was introduced as a hero and everyone thought very highly of him. King Duncan trusted and was comfortable around Macbeth. He considered him as his friend and someone he could confide in. Macbeth’s love for the King and for Scotland makes him not seem wholly evil. It was Lady Macbeth who influenced Macbeth into killing King Duncan. She wanted the title of being queen and King Duncan was in her way of that, so she got into Macbeth’s head. Macbeth was reluctant at first, which also shows that he is not wholly evil. A true wholly evil person wouldn’t be reluctant about killing someone. Throughout the play, it is evidence that Macbeth is not wholly
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