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How Does the Image of Macbeth Change throughout the Play Macbeth changed drastically throughout the play from good to evil The characters caught on to him fairly quickly Some were loyal at the beginning and then were completely against him at the end It was interesting to see how people can turn on others so quickly Originally Macbeth was perceived by many as a bold and noble man He was well respected He had won a battle for his country and people saw the good in him They believed that he was very brave and loyal as proven when Duncan says Only I have left to say More is thy due than more than all can pay I IV 20-21 Duncan himself was nave and trusting He believed that Macbeth was a great Thane and was very happy to give him a promotion He showed a lot of praise toward Macbeth verified when Duncan remarked We love him highly and shall continue our graces towards him I VI 29-30 The three witches had set Macbeth on his murderous path right from the start They played on his ambition by telling him his future It seemed that the witches wanted him to believe it was his future when in actuality they only wanted him to cause trouble to make his future a reality They foretold that he would be Thane of Glamis Cawdor and later King of Scotland They saw him as an ambitious man and used that to trick Macbeth into believing what they told him The witches know that Macbeth will consider making his future a reality quicker than what was expected Then Macbeth starts to think about killing Duncan for his own benefits he doubted himself but Lady Macbeth had him wrapped around her finger and persuaded him to commit to the murder If good why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my
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