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Macbeth by William Shakespeare portrays the major characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth They are both ambitious and are yearning for power In the beginning of Act One Shakespeare portrayed Macbeth as a brave and honorable general who received admiration from everyone around him including the king of Scotland Duncan when he triumphantly defeated the rebel MacDonwald Macbeth is a good friend and loyal confidant to Duncan Macbeth is at tragic hero because unlike Shakespeares other works Macbeth is not all evil He is consumed by his evil ambition and guilt for the throne of Scotland that he will go to any measures necessary to achieve it Macbeths character is very cunning and witty He is smart enough to understand that Duncan is very kind and na and he takes advantage of the fact that he could easily overthrow him The pressures from his wife Lady Macbeth and the witches make him eager to kill Duncan but most importantly it is his overwhelming ambition for power that makes him a weak character Throughout the first act the character of Macbeth is developed in which Macbeths strengths were ambition courage and honor His use of these strengths and loyalty to King Duncan earned him the title of Thane of Cawdor After the murder of Banquo however his large amount of pride and ambition disrupted his morals and faltered his heroic image leading to the backfiring of the strengths that he once had which later became his weaknesses When Macbeth was visited by the three witches his superstitious nature was brought out causing him to trust them and their prediction that he will rise to the throne if he kills Duncan He wasnt satisfied with his position as the Thane of Cawdor This is one of Macbeths weaknesses because he has no sense of self and is controlled and easily convinced to do things that he knows are wrong We can see that Macbeth is not
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