Later in the play when Macduff was informed of Macbeths actions against his family, Macduff knew Macbeth was no longer suited to be king over Scotland. “Front to front bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself. Within my sword’s length set him. If he scape, Heaven forgive him too.” (Macbeth, IV, iii, 235-238). The other acts of ambition by Macbeth had a very noticeable impact on the main characters.
Macbeth, a conflicted character, changes throughout The Tragedy of Macbeth. The challenge of wanting the title of King of Scotland lives within Macbeth. This caused him to make irrational decisions that eventually lead to his downfall. Deserving respect, craving power, and staying determined are qualities that Macbeth possesses and cycles through during the play. At the start of the play, Macbeth was known as a respectable and honest soldier.
Macduff is presented and a good person who has the love of his country and family in mind at all times while Macbeth on the other hand is presented as an evil man with a lust for power. These two characters are juxtaposition due to them being complete opposites of each other. The ever changing character of Macbeth and how the characters around him interact with him are what make Macbeth on of Shakespeare’s greatest
This quote shows the type of character MacBeth starts out as, it shows MacBeth as a brave warrior fighting for King Duncan. MacBeth's character changes later in the story very drastically. Three witches show him that he will become powerful in the future and gain a seat on the throne. After gaining this vision of power MacBeth gains lots of ambition and kills King Duncan. MacBeth admits to the murder when he says "I have done the deed.
Macbeth is first described as a war hero who led the final blow on Macdonwald by a captain: “For brave Macbeth… with his brandished steel/ unseamed [Macdonwald] from the nave to th’ chops”(I, ii, 18, 20-24). With his ambition, he is able to gain the upper hand and lead his army into a successful battle that was incredibly close to losing. Ultimately, his eagerness to lead these people not only because he is a thane, but also because of his loyalty to King Duncan reveals how he is an astounding leader who is successful. In turn, the audience is able to see Macbeth as a hero, more specifically a leader who is honest and loyal. Along with the battle comes the reward and Macbeth is given the new title ‘Thane of Cawdor’ from King Duncan who announces “What [Thane of Cawdor] hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won”(I, ii, 67) Through earnest motivation, Macbeth has now won a new title and trust from the king which in turn allows him to take a step closer into possibly obtaining the royal throne.
In the play The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macduff proves to be the true hero. Macduff proves to be the true hero of the play for being loyal to his country and killing Macbeth. Macbeth and Macduff differ because Macbeth is conceded and a killer, while Macduff is not. Macduff, the Thane of Fife, proves to be a loyal man when it comes to his country and his people. For example, Macduff deserts his family in order to go to England to meet with Malcolm and the king of England, so all three of them can go back to Scotland to defeat Macbeth for once and all.
Although Lady Macduff and Lady Macbeth each had the ability to influence their family, they used this influence in entirely different ways. There are many differences between Lady Macduff and Lady Macbeth, one is their loyalties to King Duncan. When Macbeth told his wife that the witches said he would be king, Lady
away, and mock the time with fairest show: false face must hide what the false heart doth know.” (i. vii. 79-82) Once Macbeth becomes king he goes through the most drastic character change in the play. He is no longer the scheming plotter that he had been throughout most of the play be he now is someone who takes to bloodshed readily and is not afraid to kill for his own gain. He no longer needs Lady Macbeth to taunt him into action; he does things of his own accord now, including the murder of Banquo. Macbeth’s character changed drastically throughout the play.
It is because that Macbeth desires Duncan’s throne. Macbeth defeats the enemy bravely for the country at the beginning. People praise his courage and devotion. Even the king of Scotland, Duncan, admires his contribution, and greets him the thane of Cawdor. However, Macbeth’s ambition is aroused by the witches’ prophecy, which is that he will be the future king.