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Out of the many famous plays shown in the Elizabethan era Macbeth written by William Shakespeare outstands from the others and is well-known to people in contemporary society The changes in characteristics of the two protagonists Macbeth and Lady Macbeth develops as the play progresses and successfully brings unexpected surprises for the audience to maintain interest Act 1 Scene VII is one of the most significant and important scenes of the play as it is the beginning of all the action which leads Macbeth to the tragic ending death the great insight of character for the audience and is the starting point of themes including ambition good and evil appearances vs reality and the overthrow of the natural order Macbeth is a play full of emotional and physical action Act 1 Scene VII is one which deals with emotions This particular scene is about how Lady Macbeth successfully persuades and manipulates Macbeth to murder Duncan to fulfill the witches prophecies Macbeths character changes as the play progresses Right at the beginning of the play even before his first appearance Act 1 Scene II Line 16-24 he is described as brave noble determined intelligent and morally aware Lady Macbeth suggests Macbeth is too full of the milk of human kindness However his ambition and the willingness for power causes his tragic flaw He changes and becomes isolated brutalized greedy corrupted and ultimately dies in the end Act 1 Scene VII is the turning point for Macbeth Through his siloquy at the beginning of the scene we learn that Macbeth is in doubt and contemplating the consequences of the murder of Duncan and he thinks Duncan doesnt deserve to die It illustrates that he is not as corrupt as he later becomes However Lady Macbeth plays on his weaknesses and conscience by saying he is not brave enough to be a man As Macbeth suggests he is proud of his bravery in link 46-48
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