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In William Shakespeares play Macbeth the character of Macbeth is a brave warrior an ambitious man but also a very indecisive man during the course of the first act Macbeth is a mighty warrior who has just won a war for Scotland He shows no mercy toward his enemies Before the audience even meets Macbeth a sergeant states that brave Macbeth met an enemy and he unseamed him from the nave to the chopsAnd fixed his head upon our battlements1222 Macbeth is fearless in war and loyal to his country During act one it becomes apparent that Macbeth is also a very ambitious man He and Banquo meet three witches who tell them bits of their future They tell Macbeth that he will become thane of Cawdor and that he will one day be king The news shocks Macbeth and he lapses into thought for a while When Banquo questions what the witches did to his friend they give him predictions as well Soon after the witches disappear a messenger from the king finds the two and tells Macbeth He bade me from him call thee thane of CawdorIn which addition hail most worthy thaneFor it is thine 13105 Macbeth realizes that the witches prediction came true and wonders if he should be king someday as well King Duncan of Scotland by appointing Macbeth thane of Cawdor may have been promising him greater rewards Duncan may have considered appointing Macbeth Prince of Cumberland the next in line for King Macbeths ambition will not let him count on the possibility of becoming king in an honorable way He instead considers the idea of murdering the king Macbeth changes his mind several times in deciding whether or not to murder King Duncan in order to take his place He considers that Duncan is here is double trustFirst as I am his kinsman and his subjectStrong both against the deed then as his hostWho should against his murderer
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