Macbeth The Tyrant Essay

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Macbeth The Tyrant

At the beginning of the play Macbeth is seen as a courageous soldier who is loyal to the
King but is corrupted from the witches prophecies and by his and Lady Macbeth's ambition.
Their marriage is of convenience for Lady Macbeth, but for Macbeth it is more than that.
He loves his wife, and she takes advantage of that. She is continuously making him feel
guilty, for being weak, and challenges his manhood, with these words "When you durst do
it, then you were a man, and, to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the
man." (I,vi,50-52), which means, Be a man, and I will love you as one.


Macbeth is a hero to Scotland, and a strong person.. He is a Lord under the rule of King
Duncan, and he has no reason to feel unhappy with where he is in life. It's after the
meeting with the witches, that he begins to desire the throne, but he still needs Lady
Macbeth to convince him to commit the murder, when he questions the consenquences and asks
"If we should fail?"(I,vi,59). Lady Macbeth comes back with a quick answear "We fail', But
screw your courage to the sticking-place And we'll not fail."(I,vi,60-61), what shes
saying is that if he stops being afraid and pulls himself togehter they will not fail.


When Macbeth hears the prophesies of his future, he appears to disregard them, but when he
is made Thane of Cawdor (as foretold by the witches), he already is thinking about killing
the king when he says these words to himself "The Prince of Cumberland' That is a step On
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