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The story Macbeth is like no other in plot and poetry It sets itself apart from the rest by having a protagonist becoming evil What makes Macbeth such a complicated character is the way his outlook keeps on changing throughout the play Macbeth is an evil man and is not overpowered by ambition to get what he wants The witches did not force him to do evil they simply the catalyst In the beginning of the play Macbeth is a hero in the Scottish army that is ironic for Macbeth has defeated a traitor and he will soon become one We feel that a person of his loyalty could never commit evil unless he had good reason or if he would be provoked After Macbeths first meeting with the witches we learn from his aside that he has thought about killing Duncan My thought whose murder yet is but fantastical Macbeth also says If chance will have me king why chance may crown me without my stir which means that maybe he does not have to murder the king to gain that title Luck has been very generous to him and might continue which would make him king Macbeths true evil thoughts about being king are first shown when he finds out that king Duncan has named his son Malcolm as Prince of Cumberland He now shows the first hint of his evil and his true feelings Stars hide your fires Let not night see my black and deep desires The eye wink at the hand yet let that be which the eye fears when it is done to see Macbeth is in a way actually seeking help from the dark and supernatural He says that he does not want to see the evil that he will commit until it is
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