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In Macbeth by William Shakespeare there existed two distinctive characters who served as a foil of each other These two characters are Macbeth the protagonist and Macduff Macbeth and Macduff were once friends that served under the commander in chief Duncan however as prophecy foretold they faced each other on the battle field as enemy symbolizing good verse evil The tragic hero Macbeth fatal flaws caused him to develop adverse characteristic traits such as inhumanity that eventually leaded to his demise In contrast Macduff always remain loyal to his country and his passive nature helped him overcome the tragic events in his life As a result he later became known as the one who slayed the great Macbeth known as the tyrant and declare victory Hail King For so thou art Behold where standsThe usurpers cursed head The time is freeI see thee compassed with thy kingdoms pearlThat speaking salutation in their mindsWhose voices I desire aloud with mine-Hail King of Scotland 5854-59Their opposing nature are reflection of the bigger issue is a reflection of the theme appearance vs reality Unlike Macbeth Macduff is a man of purity who symbolize an angle of light Macduff was always loyal to his country and he never once raised a finger against his country When he notice that Macbeth had betrayed their country he quickly set off to find the descendent of Duncan in order to overthrown Macbeth however his quick reaction caused him great lost and suffering His family who he left behind was savagely slaughter like a bunch of deer he felt distress and he swore to avenge his family Malcolm Dispute it like a ManMacduff I shall do soBut I must also feel it like a manI cannot but remember such things wereThat were most precious to me Did heaven look onAnd would not take their part Sinful MacduffThey were all struck for thee Naught I am Not for their own dements but
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