Macbeth Tyrant Analysis

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From being a respected soldier, to killing King Duncan, Banquo and Mcduff’s family, Macbeth has turned from a noble man into a tyrant. His once noble heart and kind soul has transformed into a cold and bitter one. You can say that Macbeth was a victim, but we must also consider the horrors of his actions, and his downfall as a tragedy. At every turn of the book, he was fighting inner enemies, falling to ambition and the misanthropic spiritual world. There was no stopping after killing Duncan, and he will do anything to protect his throne, battling against the suggestion of fate, and manipulations of his wife the whole time. In this essay, I will discuss how Macbeth has changed over the course of the book from a great soldier to an evil tyrant.…show more content…
Once Lady Macbeth received his letter, she thought that Macbeth would not have the guts to kill King Duncan, as he is too soft and kind in the heart. ‘Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way’ (1.5.16-18). She sets forth to persuade and convince Macbeth onto this path, toughening herself up with the help of evil spirits and minions. ‘Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty’ (1.5.47-54). As she believes that Macbeth won’t have the courage to carry out the act, and suggests that Macbeth might not look as strong as his reputation in the field and that this business should be left to her. ‘He that’s coming Must be provided for; and you shall put This night’s great business into my dispatch’ (1.5.78-80). Through these encounters, we can see how bug Lady Macbeth’s influence over her husband is, and how she seems to be the more dominant of the…show more content…
The first one warns to be aware of Macduff, the second one says that nobody born from a woman will ever harm him, this greatly reassures him, as everyone is born of a woman, and that only demons or other unearthly creatures can. The last apparition says that he will never be defeated until Birnam Wood marches to Dunsinane Hill. ‘That will never be. Who can impress the forest, bid the tree Unfix his earthbound root?’ (4.1.108-110). After all these reassurances and prophecies that now Macbeth knows that he will never be defeated, he still asks whether Banquo’s descendants will be kings. This gives us some understanding of the state of panic and weakness Macbeths is in, as his legacy will not be remembered, shadowed by Banquo’s sons, prompting him for more

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