Thursday, April 11, 2013

Macbeth's Strengths and Weaknesses

Macbeth by William Shakespeare portrays the major characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. They are both aspirant and are yearning for power. In the beginning of Act One, Shakespeare represent Macbeth as a brave and honorable general who true admiration from everyone around him including the king of Scotland, Duncan when he triumphantly discomfited the rebel MacDonwald. Macbeth is a good friend and loyal confidant to Duncan. Macbeth is at tragic hero because unlike Shakespeares other whole caboodle Macbeth is not all evil. He is consumed by his evil rivalry and guilt for the throne of Scotland that he will go to some(prenominal) measures necessary to achieve it. Macbeths character is very cunning and witty. He is smart enough to understand that Duncan is very kind and naïve and he takes advantage of the fact that he could easily obliterate him. The pressures from his wife Lady Macbeth and the witches make him eager to kill Duncan, nevertheless most importantly it is his overwhelming ambition for power that makes him a weak character.

        Throughout the first act the character of Macbeth is developed, in which Macbeths strengths were ambition, courage, and honor. His use of these strengths and loyalty to King Duncan earned him the title of Thane of Cawdor.

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subsequently the murder of Banquo, however, his large amount of pride and ambition break up his morals and faltered his heroic image, leading to the backfiring of the strengths that he once had, which afterward became his weaknesses.

When Macbeth was visited by the three witches, his superstitious nature was brought out, causing him to consecrate them and their prediction that he will rise to the throne if he kills Duncan. He wasnt satisfied with his position as the Thane of Cawdor. This is one of Macbeths weaknesses because he has no...

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