Macbeth Act 2 Analysis

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During act I scene II of Macbeth, Macbeth has many characteristics described in this tragedy by William Shakespeare. In act I scene II there was a battle between the brave Macbeth and Banquo. There are many people reporting back to the king about the battle while aside macbeth. While Macbeth is said to be a big and strong character, he proves this in the battle against Banquo. As the Sergeant says “For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name),/ disdaining fortune, with his brandished and steel, / Which smoked with bloody execution / (Like valor’s minion), carved out his passage” (I.ii.16-19). In this the Sergeant explains that macbeth is a brave character who creates many dramatic scenes throughout the play “Macbeth”. Sergeant is saying that Macbeth should have died during battle but Macbeth was stronger than his fate.…show more content…
Shakespeare foreshadows Macbeth winning the fight through this quote: “Till he unseamed him from the nave to the chops / and fix 'd his head upon our battlements” (I.ii.22-23) this shows that Macbeth is a very brutal man. This foreshadows the way that he is going to kill lots of people, including the king. killing the king can foreshadow through, "ripping the heart out of Scotland”. This is characterizing Macbeth to be a big fictional killer through the use of foreshadowing. During the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare characterizes macbeth through many different ways such as the use of foreshadowing. He also characterizes Macbeth as a strong character who cannot be

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