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Though we do not see anywhere in the play about Macbeths physical characteristics however we do see a psychological progression from brave Macbeth 11 to dead butcher 59 This essay will look at how the character of Macbeth transforms from a Nobel Macbeth act I sc II to a bloodier villain act V sc VIII At the beginning the play introduces the audience to a war taking place between Scotland and Norway The play shows the audience that the Thane of Cawdor had assisted the Norwegian King hence King Duncan pronounces his present death act I sc II After knowing Scotland has won the battle against Norway King Duncan orders to greet Macbeth with the executed Thane of Cawdors former title act I sc II At the beginning of scene 3 the witches are introduced to Macbeth They hail Macbeth as thane of Glamis act I sc III his original title and as thane of Cawdor act I sc III Macbeth is baffled by this second title as he has not yet heard of King Duncans decision However it is the last hail which intrigues Macbeth and makes him desire more information and that is shalt be King hereafter act I sc III After the witches disappearance Macbeth discusses with Banquo what the witches has said but is interrupted by Rosse and Angus who inform him of the Kings decision Now here is where the desire of the throne is shown in Macbeth Amazed with the prophecy of the witches Macbeth turns to Banquo and asks him if he hopes his children will be kings Banquo replies that devils often tell half-truths in order to win us to our harm act I sc III Macbeth ignores what Banquo says and starts speaking to himself Macbeth can not determine whether the witches prophecies are good or evil He thinks how he will gain the throne whether he should let nature take its cause or commit
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