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Macbeth is presented as a mature man enjoying an enviable reputation throughout this Shakespearean play however Macbeths emotions change drastically His abilities in battle are stupendous yet his abilities as a husband and King are on the contrary His overvaulting ambitions overcome his morality and lead him to do the evil deeds that he commits during his reignMacbeths prophecies begin with his encounter with the three evil women the witches They put the thought into his mind that if he were to kill Duncan he himself may become king When Lady Macbeth found out about this she liked the idea of becoming a queen She uses many techniques throughout the first act to convince him to execute the King including questioning his manhood He appears to be a very strong individual before all of this occurred being very stable mentally and being a hero in the eyes of his countrymen on the battlefield All of this changes as the play progresses The angel on one of his shoulders is telling him how kind this male ruler has been to him and the country of Scotland The little greedy devil on his other shoulder that wants to be King finally overcomes the angel His mind finally warrants him the justification to kill King Duncan He has deep regret for what he has done shortly thereafter The murder of the King is the first to slowly break down his now fragile emotional state He feels that after murdering the King he has given his mind and soul to those evil and demonic forces which are the enemy of mankindIt seems as though he is addicted to a drug he must kill those who oppose him or those who he feels will do him harm in the future yet he does not enjoy this He is hooked on this drug and he knows it however he cannot stop until he is happy He gains no satisfying peace because
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