Macbeth Fair And Fair Essay

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What’s fair and what’s foul is still to be determined in the play Macbeth by Shakespeare. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both want the same thing, and that is for Macbeth to become King. It has been prophecized to Macbeth by the weird sisters that he will become king, and Macbeth takes that and decides to make it happen. The contrast established by the main characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth through their traits as a heartless, power hungry maiden and a reasonable, conflicted, warrior foreshadows that either Lady Macbeth will surely force Macbeth to kill Duncan or do it herself, and Macbeth if he goes through with killing Duncan, he will live with a guilty conscience.

Macbeth’s character development plays a big role in the unraveling of the plot. Macbeth is known by his kinsmen as loyal, trustworthy, and brave. He has a good reputation, and a strong relationship with the king. It comes as a shock when he even considers killing Duncan, as he is aware that this is wrong, and that he may become king anyways. “It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness, To catch the nearest way.” (Act 1, Scene 5) Even Lady Macbeth is aware of Macbeth’s seemingly inability to kill in cold blood. This contrast in the characters sets up a problem that may come up later in the story. Macbeth knows what the Weird Sisters had prophecized, and that was that he
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Lady Macbeth and Macbeth both have different moral grounds. Lady Macbeth has no control over her desire and Macbeth has more reasoning and self control. However they both want to be King. By what we have analyzed about these main characters we can see what actions are foreshadowed in the play. Whichever way the plot takes it’s course, the moral goes, as fair is foul, and foul is
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