Macbeth Guilty Character Analysis

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Macbeth is a nobleman of Scotland. Early on he is known as Thane of Glamis, but later becomes Thane of Cawdor after the original Thane of Cawdor is killed for treason. Macbeth is extremely ambitious and has the thirst for power and is always looking for a newer better title. His wife manipulates him into these deeds. He murdered King Duncan to fulfill the witches’ first prophecy to become king, kills Banquo because his family was destined to become rulers over Scotland, and kills all of Macduff's family. The whole story seems to be about Macbeth and all of his efforts to get and keep the throne. Macbeth is definitely a guilty person and is shameful for his action but this is one of the main reasons that he is a fascinating character. Macbeth is described as a warrior honored by the king. Duncan called Macbeth “golden” (1:7,33). Macbeth has always been there for his king, so no one would expect him to commit treason. Yet after a while, Banquo and Macbeth talk about the three weird sisters prophecies Banquo says to stop about the “cursed thoughts” (2:1,8). Macbeth was told he will be king, but in order for him to be king, he must kill Duncan. Macbeth is now driven mad and tries to not remember the…show more content…
His personality is well described in Act four, Scene one, when he sees the three weird sisters, without any coercion. His overconfidence is the main cause for his tragic. Macbeth is going into insanity. He only worries about whatever it takes to keep his throne. He fears that Macduff poses a threat to him. “Beware Macduff, beware the game of fire. The power of man, for none born of woman, shall harm Macbeth.” So Macbeth plans to kill his wife and children to make him suffer. “He has kill'd me, mother Run away, I pray you!” (4:2,
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