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Macbeth is a very controversial character in many ways Many believe he was an evil man from the beginning While some believe he became evil over the course of the play Macbeths morals gradually deteriorated throughout the play Macbeths soliloquys conversations and his actions show how he lost his morals bit by bit in after each murder In act I Macbeth was confronted with the thought of killing King Duncan and stealing the throne His soliloquy I71-28is his response to the possible actions he is about to take part in He basically said he felt bad because as his kinsman and his host he should protect him not kill him Also the fact that he was such a good king made him hesitate at the thought of killing him In his discussion with Lady Macbeth after his soliloquy Macbeth states We will proceed no further in this business He hath honored me of lateI731-32 Macbeth was talking about how King Duncan has honored him recently and how he cannot go through with killing him Then at the end of act I Lady Macbeth convinces him to go through with the murder Then after the murder of King Duncan Macbeth flips out and begins to rant and rave He said after the murder talking with lady Macbeth To know my deed twere best not know myselfII273 This showed his extreme guilt and regret of the crime he just committed Then in act III Macbeths soliloquy III147-72 he stated his fears and hatred of Banquo because he was so good He then called for two murderers to kill Banquo and his son Fleance Macbeth needed no motivation for this action other than fear and he had no hesitation in this decision as with the murder of King Duncan But after Macbeth knows Banquo is dead he saw his ghost at his dinner party taunting him III440-105 This was a form of his conscience making him feel
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