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For nearly four hundred years Shakespeares work has been entertaining the public not just because of the beauty of the poetry but its relevance to todays society During the course of the tragedy Macbeth we see power corrupting a heroic figure and making him a vicious sinful tyrant In todays culture we see this happening to popular figures in other countries like Stalin in Russia At the beginning of the play we see Macbeth as having a reputation for heroism and he is known for his courageousness By the end of the last act he is described as a dead butcher At first I sympathised with Macbeth because the witches and Lady Macbeth were influencing him Also because of his loyalty to the King and his fierce combat skills Even so I realised as the play went on that he had to be held responsible for his own actions and that no one else can take the blame There were many times in the play when I was tempted to take Macbeths side and sympathise with him At the beginning of the play for example his brave and dauntless qualities were particularly obvious It was Macbeth who saved Duncans rule during the battle which caused him to be praised by King Duncan and other nobles as brave Macbeth and worthy gentleman Even more importantly king Duncan rewarded him for his loyalty by giving him the title of the man who he defeated the Thane of Cawdor Lady Macbeths criticisms also gave me proof of Macbeths good nature She describes him as too full of the milk of human kindness and perhaps too gentle to grasp the opportunity to kill the King while he is in Macbeths castle Similarly I feel sympathetic towards Macbeth because of the temptations and influences he came across The witches hail Macbeth as king hereafter and Lady Macbeth later manipulates him by making him believe he will become
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