Sympathy In Macbeth

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Stimulating Sympathy Why should a remorseless murderer deserve sympathy just as Macbeth and his wife deserve no sympathy for being crude murderers. Macbeth, a play written by William Shakespeare, introduces the character Macbeth as a brave and strong warrior who quickly becomes a heartless killer. Macbeth murders the king of Scotland and continues by killing his best friend and the family of Macduff. Macbeth and his wife both die without evoking sympathy and the great chain of being is restored. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth do not evoke sympathy after the murder of Duncan because they continue to live their lives remorselessly by killing Banquo, Macduff’s family and by re-living the murders. Macbeth’s plan to be king is interrupted by Banquo’s prophecy to have his children as kings. Out of jealousy Macbeth kills Banquo to ensure that this will not happen which is selfish; the…show more content…
Macduff, being loyal to Duncan, will stop at nothing to find the murderer of the king, which makes Macbeth kill Macduff’s family and Macbeth evokes no sympathy or pity because of this. Macbeth suspects that Macduff is on to him about the murder and he orders some murderers to kill Macduff and his family at “The castle of Macduff… / Seize upon Fife; give to th’edge o’th’sword / His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls / that trace him in his line” (4.1.149-152). Macduff was loyal to King Duncan which is considered to be a normal thing and he did not deserve to die because of Macbeth’s greed for power. Macduff is a thane just like Macbeth once was and they are supposed to work together and take out enemies instead of killing each other. Also because Macduff was not actually at his castle at the time of the murder, his wife and children are killed in the place of himself which is even worse than just killing Macduff himself. Macbeth kills Macduff’s entire family which is extremely aggressive and

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