Macbeth Good Vs Evil

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King or Killer In Shakespeare’s tragic drama Macbeth, the protagonist, Macbeth, undergoes drastic changes during the action of the drama. The progression of transformation within Macbeth is essential to the plot. In this drama, Shakespeare reveals how the dynamic character Macbeth changes, the motivation or causes of these changes, and the effects these changes have on him and those affected by him. First, Macbeth changes as an individual throughout this drama. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a respected general and a loyal subject of the king. Next, he becomes a murderer and says to Lady Macbeth, “I have done the deed,” meaning that he has killed King Duncan (I.ii.14). Later, Macbeth says "I am in blood / stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, / returning were as tedious as go o'er,” revealing that he has gone so far in becoming evil and there’s so going back (III.iiii.136-138). Furthermore, David A. Rosenberg states, “The implication was that Macbeth is a callow, irresponsible…show more content…
In the beginning, Macbeth meets three witches who tell him two predictions and this meeting starts the causes of Macbeth's transformation. One of the predictions the witches make is "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter," which leads to Macbeth’s tragic flaw of ambition (I.iii.51). Then, when Lady Macbeth finds out about the predictions, she drives Macbeth's ambition even harder. She calls Macbeth “a coward in thine own esteem / Like the poor cat i’ th’ adage,” showing that she has the power over him and motivation towards him in becoming King (I.vii.43-45). Unhae Langis states, “Lady Macbeth, as wife and helpmate, uses her considerable rhetorical power to aid Macbeth towards the crown, exhibiting the desire to be top dog vicariously through Macbeth and her rhetorical ploy, ‘Be a man,’ works like a charm,” which shows how Lady Macbeth is a cause or motivation of his changes

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