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Macbeth In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare we discover that Macbeth is a tragic hero Macbeth is very ambitious courageous and a moral coward all these things lead to his tragic death at the end of the play At the beginning of the play Shakespeare defines Macbeth as a hero very clearly From the courages in defense of Scotland is significant in the opening scene However he is very ambitious to be king At the beginning of the play he was loyal to the king While he did imagine of murder his mind rejects it and said Why if fate will have me king why chance may crown me - Act I Sc 3 p44-45 Yet increasingly his ambition defeated his good nature When Duncan named Malcolm the Prince of Cumberland Macbeth decided on the murder of Duncan When Duncan arrived at Inverness Macbeth controled his ambition for the time being and did not kill Duncan The failing of his decision was soon reflected by Lady Macbeth who called him a coward From then on after the murder of Duncan Macbeth entered into a life of evil Since he overcomed his good nature he no longer needed to be with his friend Banquo He wanted to protect his ambition by killing the king and now he killed Banquo due to the prediction of what the witches said about Banquos son becoming the king Macbeth wanted to ensure that he would reach his ambition without problems Macbeth who now no longer needed any encouragement from Lady Macbeth started to leave her in ignorance of his plans Near the end of the play Lady Macbeth sleepwalked and had a dream about the killing of Duncan and Banquo She died because of all this pressure and her guilt about the murder Soul of Macbeth have been destroyed since Macbeth love Lady Macbeth very much as shown in Act I Sc 5 p58
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