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The Rise and Fall Of Macbeth The way that we perceive things to be is usually based upon misconceptions that seem to mask reality The tragic story of Shakespeares Macbeth shows that the outer appearance of anyone may be false Macbeth is portrayed as an honest loyal and brave subject Lady Macbeth is a major part of Macbeths turn for the worst The witches play the major part of his downfall In the beginning of this story Macbeth is described as an honest loyal and brave subject He is named Thane of Cawdor because of the former thanes betrayal of the king and the king was impressed with Macbeths actions as general and trusted him to be put in this position As Duncan says For brave Macbethwell he deserves that name Disdaining fortune with his brandishd steel Which smoked with bloody execution Like valours minion carved out his passage Till he faced the slave Macbeth defended his kings honor as well as his own as Shakespeare showed a good man never backed down from a foe When murder enters Macbeths mind he is frightened by his thoughts He tries to reject his impulse declaring that he will leave everything to chance If chance will have me kind why chance may crown me without my stir What the quote is saying is that he is not going to murder Duncan but he is going to let everything fall as they would Macbeths conscience is on the good side until Lady Macbeth washes his mind into wanting to be king Macbeth says We will proceed no further in this business When he says this his conscience is tell him Duncan is his friend and he honors him Lady Macbeth doesnt help Macbeths good conscience instead she helps instigate him into killing Duncan She is sure everything will go according to her plan When Macbeth worries about failing she says But screw your courage to
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