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Changes in Macbeth Macbeth is one of Shakespeares most genuine characters due to the fact that he displays true human weaknesses such as when falling into temptation These weaknesses bring about significant character changes enhancing this tragedys plot Events such as the elevating prophecies of the three witches the degrading taunting sessions of his wife the murder of King Duncan the murder of Banquo and the Macduff family and his last visit to the witches heath 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 These are the first prophesies made by the Witches when Macbeth and Banquo coming back from the battlefield encounter them in the heath during foul weather as they had predicted This occurs in Act 1 Scene 3 carefully placed by Shakespeare to foreshadow the events to come Macbeth was an honest man but burning with a desire for more by prophesizing his future to him they added fuel to the fire The Witches tempted Macbeth with a sense of hope for the future He was a courageous Scottish general who was not naturally inclined to commit evil deeds yet he deeply desired power and advancement After hearing what could be in store for him he cannot stop pondering the possibilities In fact it is questionable whether or not their predictions were self-fulfilling Does Macbeth will himself to be king or is it his fate Two truths are told as happy prologues to the swelling act of the imperial theme Act 1 scene 3 This quote emphasizes Macbeths ultimate goal of being king and all lengths he will go through to be king My thought whose murder yet is but fantastical shakes so single state of man that function is smothered in surmise and nothing is But what is not Act 1 scene 3 This proves that at one point Macbeth did have
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