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The Character of MacbethThe play Macbeth is a portrait of one man Macbeth showing howhe changes Although we are presented with his deterioration from good toevil we can see his human side throughout the play which makes it a tragedyIt is the shortest of Shakespeares tragedies and has a very fast paceOnce Macbeths ambition has set the ball rolling eventshappen quickly in the play as it gathers momentum The themes ofMacbeth are ambition effects of evil and violence shown mainlyby the language of the play as in Shakespeares time plays were performedin daylight with very few props Ambition is something that everyone canidentify with and Macbeth is a compelling study of how ambitioncan destroy you so the audience are interested in MacbethscharacterOur first impression of Macbeth is of a heroic famous popular man who iswell liked by the king - Duncan refers to Macbeth as nobleMacbethAct 1 Scene 2 L67 Macbeth is tempted by two sources of externalevil - the witches and his wife but he was already ambitious and they onlyincreased this by making his ambitions seem like they could be reality Thewar hero becomes a murderer and then dies a shameful and violent deathShakespeare creates an atmosphere of evil and darkness mainly through hislanguage although scenes containing violent actions or the witches are oftenplayed in darkness Shakespeare uses poetry verse as opposed to proseas poetry often contains more metaphors and imagery which he used to createa feeling of darkness and evil The language gives an insight into the characterof Macbeth - we see his ruthlessness and cruelty but also fear doubt andsome scruplesMacbeths first words So foul and fair a day I have not seenAct 13 L36 immediately associate him with the witches because they sayin the first scene fair is foul and foul is fair 11 L12so evil is brought to mind Macbeth is connected with the supernatural inthe audiences mind from the onset This is the first thing that isnot
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