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The Shakespearian tragedy Macbeth has been said to be one of Shakespeares most profound and mature visions of evil In Macbeth we find not gloom but blackness a man who finds himself encased in evil Macbeth believes that his predicaments and the evils that he commits are worth everything he will have to endure In spite of this towards the end of the play he realizes that everything he went through was not worth the crown or the high price he had to pay of losing his wife and finding himself alone Macbeth is shown as a kind and righteous man in the beginning of the play He is the Thane of Glamis and a brave warrior among men and is highly regarded by the king of Scotland All these traits make Macbeth great Conversely several factors transform this one great man into a great tyrant and a malevolent murderer Macbeth grows great throughout the play yet in reality becomes less and less as a man Macbeth proves that wearing a crown and having the power does not fulfill all of ones dreams and fantasies Being the king does not necessarily make the man In the first act we meet the witches and the mood of Macbeth is set-dark gloomy evil supernatural- a perfect atmosphere to accompany the tragic hero When Macbeth first meets the witches he is at the height of his moral ascendancy He is Thane of Glamis and he just slaughtered a traitor from the Netherlands in the name of Scotland However Macbeths curiosity begins to stir when these three witches tell him of his fate All hail Macbeth Hail to thee Thane of Glamis All hail Macbeth Hail to thee Thane of Cawdor All hail Macbeth That shalt be king hereafter Act 1 Sc3 48-50 Macbeth is already the Thane of Glamis and the audience knows that King Duncan named him Thane of Cawdor However the last two
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