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Describe a major change in a character in the text Explain why this change was important The play Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a very tragic one It is about the downfall of a hero who is led by temptation to mass murder and cruelty We see how Macbeths character turns from good to evil from a valiant cousin and worthy gentleman to a bloody butcher which leads him down the path of self destruction In the beginning of the play Macbeth is known as a noble and valiant soldier who is well respected and also was involved in a stable and loving marriage He respected the King and proved to be brave in battles as the Captain described him brave Macbeth-well he deserves the name Macbeth carried a good conscience until he and Banquo meet the witches and he hears the delightful witches prophecies He is frightened but intrigued by the witches prophecies and he wonders whether to act or see if they come true on their own He says in his soliloquy Stars hide your firesLet not light see my black and deep desires This immediately signifies that he is thinking bad thoughts and his morals start to corruptslide We can see that there is a lot of irony since King Duncan rewards Macbeth for his loyalty and Macbeth almost immediately becomes a bit evil if something gets in the way of what he wants-which is the crown and to get that he plans to kill Duncan Although Macbeth has second thoughts about the murder of Duncan because he believes Duncan has treated him greatly Macbeth is persuaded by his wife to murder the king in a way as a token of his love for her Macbeth feels guilty afraid and ready to back out but the promise of power is too great At this point we can see that his ambition for power can push him to do anything I
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