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Character Sketch Young Macduff aka son In William Shakespeares Macbeth an epic play about blood glory and pride Young Mcduffs tragic yet heroic lifestory is revealed His father of course is Macduff one of Scotlands most prestigous nobleman and his mother is Lady Macduff Macduff was very close to King Duncan and after his untimely death he always had his suspicions about Macbeth He chose not to join Macbeths coronation and later fled Scotland as a traitor leaving his family alone in a ruthless and chaotic country that Scotland had become known for These actions led to his family having to fend for themselves and eventually being killed by murderers sent by Macbeth Young Macduff was killed by murderers sent by Macbeth This was Macbeths attempt to essentially keep Macduff on his heels This backfired because Macduff vowed to kill Macbeth and as we all know he kept true to his promise Moreover Young Macduff only appears in the play briefly and it is in his own murder scene He looks to be a young lad that is a little big for his age and thus is treated more like a man by people he encounters He is an average looking boy that dresses in earthy toned robes that represent his down to earth attitude Young Macduffs character is one that is charcterized not by his appearance but more so by his inner being Infact his name in the plays script is simply son I feal this was Shakespeare truly giving Young Macduff a name that is a definition of his character He is a son that shows great passion and love for his family and is driven to succeed largely in part to this passion He is also witty courageous and intelligent a potent combination not only for a child but for a man Furthermore young Macduffs intelligent and witt shines amazingly bright during his last conversation When
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