Macbeth Villain Quotes Analysis

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A villain- a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot. Macbeth’s greed for power is what shaped him to be the villain in the play. In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, despite the good Macbeth had done in the very beginning his actions throughout make him the villain. Macbeth uses violence to get his way and only gets worse with his kingship. After he had killed Duncan he said “I have done the deed” (II.ii.16). The quote confirms that he in fact did kill Duncan. It was after this deed when his mentality and act for violence got worse. To keep his position as king he needed to kill banquo and also said “To be thus.. safely thus” (III.i.47-48). Once he acquired his seat as king banquo was a threat to him and needed to be gone. He mentions how his seat as king is worthless if not safe shortly before having him killed. Macbeth needed to kill Macduff's family so said “His wife, babies, and all unfortunate souls …show more content…

Walking in the night he heard the screams of women and said “I have almost forgot the taste of fear” (V.v.9). The shriek of women at the late of night would frighten most all of us, but not macbeth. He has been around so many wicked acts and it does not faze him. After getting news of his wife’s death he told the messenger “She should of died hereafter” (V.v.17). Although he does feel sorrow over her, he blames her death as an inconvenience. He proceeds to move on plan to think about it later. During the battle he thinks he’s invincible and mentions “as easy mayst thou intrenchant air with thy keen sword impress as make me bleed” (V.v.9-10). While fighting Macduff he states that trying to hit him would be as pointless as swinging in the air. This would show how he thinks of himself as a prophet unable to die and destined to be king. In the end he has little feelings towards others and reroutes those feelings right back to

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