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Essay | Macbeth - Victim or Villain

This student essay consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis of Macbeth.
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Macbeth - Victim or Villain

Summary: Shakespeare presents Macbeth as a victim to many different powerful forces including Lady Macbeth, supernatural forces and his own ambition. These forces are powerful and compell Macbeth to make contradicting decisions.
There are many different viewpoints as to who was the real driving force behind Macbeth and his ascent to power. There is the possibility of outside forces, including Lady Macbeth and the witches but also he could be victim to inner desires and ambitions which is the human condition which he could not control. The contrasting viewpoint is that Macbeth is the villain and that he chose to kill Duncan without much persuasion from any outer forces. It was his choice and he made it in a clear mind with the goal of becoming King. It is my opinion that the second statement is false and that Macbeth was a victim to forces out of his control.

However, evidence to the contrary shows that Macbeth is described as 'brave Macbeth' who in when battle 'redoubled strokes upon the foe'. He fought on undaunted even though...

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This section contains 1,806 words
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Purchase our Student Essay on Macbeth - Victim or Villain
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