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Shakespeare was one of the best playwrights who existed during the 16th century His cunning words have a plain meaning and a hidden meaning Therefore throughout his play appearance does not always agree with reality A limited view on an event or a subject will likely lead to a limited or even false conclusion For example the Scottish nobles viewed Macbeth as a bloody tyrant for the readers Macbeth is not total evil character but nearly a hero with much physical strength and greatness Only if he didnt betray his king he wouldve been a great thane Macbeth is a deranged old man with flashes of former greatness He came into the play as a man of honor respected by his fellow soldiers and has shown great bravery and physical strength fighting under King Duncan As reported by the bloody general Disdaining fortune with his brandished steelsmoked with bloody executioncarved out his passagefixed his head upon our battlement I ii 15-25 From this quote we can image Macbeths heroic qualities courage bravery and unstoppable King Duncan greatly praised Macbeth for the Bravery and Loyalty but what he didnt see from Macbeths face Appearance is the dark desire of Macbeth who is planning to murder the king reality From this point on as the witches prophecies come in and Macbeths ambition aided by Lady Macbeth this heroic character in both the readers mind and Scottish nobles mind started its downfall After the murdered King Duncan quoted from Banquo and I fear thou playdst most foully for t III I 3 all Scottish nobles are suspicious about Macbeth of murdering King Duncan Ever after Macbeth seems to believe in his philosophy things bad begun make strong themselves by ill III iii 55 and try to cover up his murder by killing more and more At last his ambition drove him from a hero to a tyrant that blisterstongues VI iii 10-15 Flashbacks of Macbeths
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