To What Extent Is Macbeth A Villain

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Shakespeare is well known for his famous tragedies, all of his tragedies contain an evil villain whom stands out from the rest of the characters. A villain can be defined as a cruelly malicious person. The villain in Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth is Macbeth because he constantly says exceedingly evil and overconfident comments, and talks about what he is going to do before he does it. Macbeth is the villain because he talks ruthlessly about what he is going to do before he does it. Macbeth was originally the thane of glamis, but after the three witches showed him prophecies of him becoming King he began to talk ruthless about becoming powerful. “ A bell rings. I go, and it is done. The bell invites me.Hear it or not, Duncan, for it is a knell…show more content…
Macbeth speaks his evil thoughts to himself out loud when considering whether he should kill King Duncan. “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well It were done quickly. If the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch, With his surcease, success; that but his blow Might be-all and the end-all--here,..”(Macbeth 34, lines 1-5). After Macbeth left the banqueting hall to be let alone with his own thoughts, he spoke his cruel thoughts of wanting King Duncan dead. Right before Macbeth murdered Duncan, he went crazy and started to talk evilly to himself, which lead him to the murder. “Is this a dagger which i see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee! I have thee not, and yet I see thee still….A dagger of the mind, A false creation.”(Macbeth p.42 & 45). Once again Macbeth was left alone and began talking maliciously about Duncan and the dagger, up until he murdered him.. After the massacre of Duncan; Macbeth becomes the king, and he begins to talk extremely…show more content…
After Macbeth talked to the witches for the second time, they presented three illusions to him. The illusions were to beware of Macduff, “fear no man born of a woman”, and that he would not be conquered till the forest of Birnam wood marched against him. Macbeth being overconfident thought that the illusions were great news, because the seemed to him as if it would never happen. “That will never be. Who can impress the forest, bid the tree-- Unfix his heart bound root? Sweet bodements good! Rebellious head, rise never, till the Wood Of Birnam rise, and our high placed Macbeth shall live the lease of nature,...”(Macbeth114 lines 94-98). Macbeth said this very self-assured that none of the illusions were possible. Macbeth did not know ht the witches had double meanings to each illusion, but he had no fear of what would come. Although the forest of Birnam Wood marched against Macbeth; he was still talking cocky because he feared no man born of a woman. “..Let fall thy blade on vulnerable crests; I bear a charmed life, which must not yield To one woman born.”(Macbeth 170, lines 10-12). Macbeth said this to Macduff when they were fighting because he believed that Macduff was rn of a woman. Macbeth talking overconfident allowed the witches to fool him because Macduff was born from the wound prematurely. Macbeth was terminated by Macduff, who then pronounced

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