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In William Shakespeares Macbeth many changes happen in just the first act The star character Macbeth experiences personality changes At first Macbeth is presented as a loyal soldier As the act continued Macbeths inner selfishness was shown In Act I Macbeth changes from a man dedicated to King Duncan to man with plans of murderIn the beginning of Act I Macbeth was a loyal warrior to King Duncan He had won a war and the King was very pleased with him Macbeth had not been looking for any reward he had fought with a strong and loyal heart King Duncan was so impressed by Macbeths loyalness he insisted on rewarding him No more that thane of Cawdor shall deceive all bosom interest go pronounce his present death and with his former title greet Macbeth By the kings words we could tell what a noble man Macbeth wasWhen Macbeth heard about his future from the witches his loyalness toward the king began to falter He realized he was meant to be king An unusual greediness hovered over him He found himself obsessing over the thought of murdering King Duncan He does not understand why he would even think of doing such a thing after all the gratitude King Duncan had shown him If good why do I yield to that suggestion whose horror image doth unfix my hair and make me seated heart knock at my ribs against the use of nature At this part of the act Macbeths selfishness is brought to lightAs the end of the act Macbeth still had his uncertainties about murdering King Duncan He kept remembering all the thanks King Duncan had given him and he felt guilty just of the thought of murdering the king It was Lady Macbeth who encouraged him to pursue with his plan so that they could take the
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