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In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare a character that is important in drawing the readers interest is the protagonist character Macbeth Macbeth is a complex and interesting character because of his actions the way he is contrasted with other characters and because of the vivid imagery in his dialogue The way that Shakespeare portrays Macbeth makes him an interesting person for the readers to imagine The first of Macbeths actions that we see in the play is in Act 1 Scene 2 when a bloody Sergent comes to report to the king of Scotland King Duncan after a great battle and gives praise of Macbeth saying Brave Macbeth - well he deserves that name King Duncan then replies by saying Noble Macbeth O valiant cousin Worthy gentleman Although we have not seen or heard from Macbeth the readers can create their first image of Macbeth through the conversation of the king and the sergent The next of Macbeths actions is when he and his friend Banquo goes and visits the three witches in Act 1 Scene 3 The three witches give Macbeth two new prophecies 1st that he will be Thane of Cawdor when he is already Thane of Glamis and the 2nd prophecy was that he will be king hereafter This stirs up Macbeth and now he is consumed by ambition to be king The witches also give Banquo a prophecy that Thou shalt get kings though thou be none meaning that he will not be king but his children will be Macbeth is then manipulated by Lady Macbeth in Act 1 Scene 5 She tells Macbeth to Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent undert This motivates Macbeth even more to be king and is now even thinking of killing King Duncan In Act 2 Scene 2 King Duncan sleeps over the night at Macbeths castle and in his sleep Macbeth kills him Macbeth instantly regrets what
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