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In the play there are many evil deeds that Macbeth committed These include the murders of Duncan and Banquo Lady Macduff and her son Macbeth is also responsible for Scotlands disorder Macbeth plays the main role in each incident with the other characters being only minor and undeveloped acting as vehicles for Macbeths actions It is possible that it is not entirely Macbeths fault for the evil deeds in the play In Act II Scene II Macbeth is patented as a hero when he defeated Norway in war for his country O valiant cousin worthy gentleman Initially the Elizabethan audience consider Macbeth as a respectable and well like character We do however learn that appearances can be deceptive which corresponds with the main theme Fair is foul Foul is fair which is referred to a lot throughout the play This theme is first introduced in Act I Scene I where the witches foretell the struggle between the forces of evil and good in which Macbeth is to be involved It is also an indication that all will not be as it seems This portrays a character as being much worse if the audiences first impressions of that character were positive Macbeths meeting with the witches brings a prediction which symbolises the beginning of Macbeths downfall FIRST WITCH All hail Macbeth hail to thee Thane of Glamis SECOND WITCH All hail Macbeth hail to thee Thane of Cawdor THIRD WITCH All hail Macbeth that shalt be King hereafter Macbeth is startled when he hears this prophecy He believes that his title is still Thane of Glamis yet here he has just been told that he shall be King He does not know Macdonwald who has been sentenced to death for betraying his country The witches plant the idea of being King into Macbeths mind which has encourages Macbeth to consider his future
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