Character Analysis Of Macbeth

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William Shakespeare’s play introduces Macbeth as a brave warrior, whose fame on battle wins him great honor and pride from the king, Macbeth eventually becomes vulnerable and naive as his lady begins questioning his manhood. He is pushed to an extent that he feels he must commit murder to prove his manhood. He is often emasculated by his wife. He is an ambitious man whom is greedy and rash and would do anything for power. This essay will briefly discuss the character traits of Macbeth and how he was a victim of his own demise; his traits include bravery, vulnerability and ambition. Macbeth was labeled as the brave during his early years in Scotland, when we first hear about him; he is being praised for his efforts in defeating the Thane of Cawdor. (I, ii) ” For brave Macbeth well he deserves that name.” this clearly emphasizes the impact Macbeth had during his early years, his courage was second to none as he was able to set a name for himself in the historic Scotland. Macbeth’s…show more content…
way. I am in blood Stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er. (I,viii), Macbeth suggests that once a man commits a murderous act for his own gain, it's impossible to stop. Turning back would be "tiresome." This undermines ambition as well as greed, By this point, Macbeth is willing to anything in order to help himself and it's becomes easier for him to commit evil deeds. Another quote to support this claim is” I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other”(I,vii). This emphasizes his greed as he recognizes that there is no good reason to kill the king apart from gaining power all to him. The hunger for power is a result of ambition and greed which is an apparent trait on
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