Theme Of Manhood In Macbeth

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Throughout the play Macbeth, we see many opinions of what "manhood" should be. We see some very similar versions of manhood throughout the play as well as some very contrasting ideas. The definition of manhood; the state or time of being a man or an adult male person (male maturity). The various definitions of manhood that they come up with is purely of their own thought process during this day and age. With that said, there is not right, or wrong way be a man, even though these characters say that there are wrong ways to be a man.

Once Macduff hears about the murder of his family, he is devastated. Malcolm begins to tell him to use this anger and despair for his family as motivation, "Dispute it like a man" (IV, iii, 220). Macduff then replies with that he must also feel the despair like a man and take a second to embrace the anger, "I shall do so, But I must also feel it like a man. I cannot but remember such things were that were most precious to me" (IV, iii, 221-223). In this part of the play, Macduff becomes more enraged because Macbeth has become so ruthless and selfish. Macbeth has begun to murder innocent people out of spite and hunger for power. Malcolm also sees this and tells Macduff to channel this rage and use it to fight Macbeth. This scene is very important to both their character trait because they feel more deeply than any other person in this play. Macduff mourns the loss of his family. Which is more than what Macbeth did when wife was killed. They

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