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It has been said of Macbeth Himself that Within his own soul his Chain of Murders Diminishes him until he reaches the hell of his own Creation To what extent is this true At the start of the play Macbeth a respectable Lord is a very honourable man He starts the play as the Thane of Glamis and is soon made the Thane of Cawdor also He is described as brave friend and worthy gentleman He is said to be a lion and an eagle by the captain I ii l35 Despite all the compliments that he gets from the lords and even the king there is symbolism that he has the potential to be a very bloody person When he kills the treacherous Thane of Cawdor not by simply stabbing him with his sword but he unseamed him from the knave to the chops I ii l22 He is already associated with blood and death as his sword which smoked with bloody execution I ii l18 This is a very powerful statement as he is to kill many more people throughout the course of the book men women and children too This sort of execution could quite easily be described as bloody execution as it is done out of cold blood There is also a link with Hell even at this early stage of the play The Captain makes a connection between Macbeth and Golgotha This idea is later to be expanded by Macbeth as he reaches the hell of his own creation The big question associated with the early descriptions of Macbeth is did he choose evil or was he already evil He appears on the outside to have the potential of evil association from the very first scene when the witches cast a spell on him This question is raised again when Macbeth meets the witches for the first time It raises the issue of whether he is already evil in
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