How Does Macbeth Change Throughout The Play

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Throughout our life time human beings change and develop new personality traits. Although we are constantly changing, some people change for the better and other people change for the worse. This is demonstrated in the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare. Throughout the play, Shakespeare demonstrates how, the main character, Macbeth slowly changes from a loyal person to a traitor, as seen by his murder of the king. He was a loving husband and became an unsympathetic partner, when he shows little care about his wife’s death. Lastly, he changes from a selfless person to a selfish one, when he commits several murderers in order to keep the crown. Through analyzing quotations and events from the play, I will be demonstrating how Macbeth’s character went from good to evil in the play. While Macbeth…show more content…
When Macbeth receives the prophecies from the witches, the only person he shares the news with is Lady Macbeth, knowing that she would like the idea of being queen. When Macbeth sends her a letter to share the news, he refers to her in a very sweet and loving way, “this have I thought good to deliver the, my dearest partner of greatness” (Shakespeare, 1996, p.23). However, after Duncan’s murderer, Lady Macbeth struggles with mental health problems, leaving Macbeth extremely alone. Macbeth slowly becomes an unsympathetic husband; his first change is shown when he does not share with his wife, his plan to murder Banquo and his son. By the end of the play, after all deeds that Macbeth has committed, he only cares about keeping his power, and he even shows little care about his wife’s suicide, “she should have died hereafter. There would have been time for such a word.” (Shakespeare, 1996, p.103). This change in him shows how he does not care about anyone but
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