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Macbeth - Character Summaries

            Macbeth is a world known play written by the famous play writer William Shakespeare. Macbeth is a short tragedy about a brace general named Macbeth. He received wisdom from three witches telling him that he will be king one day. Consumed by desire and encouragement from his wife, Macbeth kills King Duncan and keeps the throne for himself .
             It appears that in the beginning of the play that Lady Macbeth is the one who's wearing the pants in the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. She suggest that in the beginning that Macbeth must kill King Duncan before he leaves Macbeth's castle. She also calls for the spirt to come and "unsex her" or in other words, she wants her femininity taken away from her, so she can play a part in the murderous scene. However, Macbeth is very hesitant about murdering the king, whereas Lady Macbeth demands it. Lady Macbeth is the one who makes all the plans and keeps them to herself until the timing is right and then she decides to tell Macbeth. .
             Nevertheless, after the Murder has taken place, it is like Macbeth and Lady Macbeth switches roles. Macbeth starts to keep secrets from Lady Macbeth, for example with the killing of Banquo. Lady Macbeth on the other hand becomes very unstable and insecure, which results in her going insane because she starts to feel the quilt from what she has done. Macbeth becomes this harsh and evil person, and fears everyone who tries to threaten his throne. .
             Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are blinded by their greed and selfishness while trying to obtain the throne, which weakens their relationship to the point where Lady Macbeth cannot handle things anymore and decides to kill herself, and Macbeth does not feel concerned about the fact that his wife is dead. .
             Depending on one's understanding about the character, the question about whether Macbeth is a villain or tragic hero is a difficult question to answer. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth shows that he is a hero because he fought fearlessly and he showed that he was loyal to his king.

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