The Character Development Of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth And The Three Witches

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Discuss the character development of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and the three witches
Macbeth: In the beginning of the play Macbeth is a brave soldier that fights for his country and King but after being told by the 3 witches that he will become Thane of Cawdor and later King he is overcome by ambition and easily tempted by his wife into killing King Duncan. After killing King Duncan, Macbeth becomes paranoid and begins to kill anyone he suspects of being against him including his best friend Banquo. Due to his paranoia and guilt he cannot sleep as we see after he kills King Duncan he hears a voice that says, “Macbeth doth murder sleep. He later becomes crazy due to the thought of someone finding out he was the one who murdered King Duncan and is feared by his people as he rules as a tyrant. His ambition ultimately destroys him in the future when he is killed by Macduff in battle.

Lady Macbeth: When Lady Macbeth receives the letter from Macbeth about the 3 witches’ prophecies she plans to convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan without second thought. She successfully convinces him to kill King Duncan and she feels no guilt as we see after Macbeth comes back from killing King Duncan he looks at his bloody hands and says,” This is a sorry sight.” Lady Macbeth responds with “A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight”. This shows she feels no guilt but later in the play she begins to sleep walk and talk in her sleep because she begins to feel guilty about the murder as she keeps trying
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