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The minor characters in Macbeth are important to the overall plot of the play They help develop and create the situations that occur in the play Ross starts his messenger role early in the play He tells King Duncan that the thane of Cawdor has betrayed him and fought on the kerns and gallowglasses side Ross says assisted by the most disloyal traitor the thane of Cawdor began a dismal conflictIII52 This causes King Duncan to denounce the thane of Cawdor and kill him and name Macbeth the new thane of Cawdor by saying go pronounce his present death and with his former tittle greet MacbethIII64 Ross is the only person in this play who doesnt tell a lie Ross doesnt only deliver messages though he also gave Macbeth the clothing needed for the thane of Cawdor Angus says we are sent to give thee form our royal master Thanks only to herald thee into his sight not pay theeIIII100 Also Ross seems to know about everything that is going on in the play He might be a professional message deliverer Everybody can believe what comes out of Roses mouth For example when Ross told Lady Macduff that Macduff left to England she didnt start asking other people to make sure he left The next thing she asked was what had he done to make him fly the landIIIII1 Then after the murders killed Lady Macduff and her son Ross even went to England to tell Macduff Ross likes being the messenger and he does it throughout the play even at the end when he tells Macbeth that Lady Macbeth has killed herself Ross has ways in some scenes of how he tells people the bad news If its a friend of his he shows some kind of compassion to his friend when he tells them When he tells King Duncan about the traitor situation he is direct and to the point The king asks
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