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A Comparison of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in the first three acts William Shakespeares Macbeth tells the story of a general who commits regicide in order to become king Early in the play Macbeth is conflicted as to weather or not he wants to kill his kinsman the king In the first two acts Macbeth is not portrayed as a ruthless killer he is a sympathetic character who succumbs to the provocation of his wife and a prophecy foretold by three mysterious witches In contrast Lady Macbeth is a manipulative immoral woman Her ambition is so strong that she is willing to do anything to see her husband succeed However in the third act things begin to change The death of the king and lord and lady Macbeths rise to power catalyze profound transformation in their personalities Before Macbeth enters the stage his reputation as a prestigious general is established In the second scene of the play men who have fought with Macbeth rant about his courage in battle The first account of Macbeths bravery comes from an injured captain He says But alls too weakfor brave Macbeth Well he deserves that name Disdaining fortune with his brandish steel 1217 The rest of the scene consists of other recounts of Macbeths success the thane of Ross informs the king that Macbeth has successfully suppressed the joint efforts of the thane of Cawdor and the king of Norway Furthermore in this scene the king announces that Macbeth is to be promoted as the new thane of Cawdor In this scene Macbeth is portrayed as a mighty patriotic warrior and a loyal subject to the king However as the play progresses Macbeth deviates from these traits Macbeths encounter with the three witches confuses him He begins to decide on a course of action It becomes apparent that Macbeth has contemplated killing Duncan when he aside acknowledges his black and deep desires 1458 Macbeth knows
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