Metamorphic Way In Macbeth

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The Metamorphic Way
“But when [Nebuchadnezzar’s] heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory.”
(Daniel 5:20-21)
The pride of Nebuchadnezzar destroys his life and erodes his reputation from the inside out. Similarly, Macbeth’s pride and ambition also transforms in position and in character. Shakespeare’s character of Macbeth in the play Macbeth portrays an exceedingly inconstant, prideful, and tragic hero. Throughout the book, Macbeth evolves through three stages: ethical war hero, hallucinating and guilty murderer, and volatile tyrant.
At the beginning of the play, Shakespeare gives Macbeth the connotation of a righteous patriot. A sergeant fighting alongside Macbeth against
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While hallucinating Macbeth claims, “Ay, and since too, murders have been perform'd/ Too terrible for the ear: the times have been” (III iv line 77-78). In this situation, guilt from his ambitious murders of Duncan and Banquo overcomes Macbeth . Ambition clouds Macbeth’s vision; and therefore, he sees every person he knows as an opportunity for power or a liability to his power and not as a fruitful relationship. Overall, Macbeth evolves to the life of a murderer through guilt and hallucinations, which cause his sanity to nosedive into more…show more content…
(V v 9-15) Even as Macbeth takes more human life, he maintains no regard for anybody except himself. This truly shows the metamorphosis from war hero to casual killer.
Overall, Macbeth goes through three short transformations in the play: ethical war hero, hallucinating and guilty murderer, and volatile tyrant. Macbeth’s metamorphosis exemplifies the potential of a person’s morals to fluctuate. The ambition of people in today’s world might also relate to Macbeth’s sway of values considering specific current

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