Macbeth Essay | Change in Macbeth

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Change in Macbeth

Summary: An overview of the change of heart experienced by Macbeth in William Shakespeare's play. Falling victim to the witches' alluring prophecy, Macbeth changes from humble to arrogant, from conscience to ruthless, and from compliant to power-hungry.
In Macbeth, Shakespeare portrayed the extremes of human natures extensively, and one of the important aspects was the inconsistency of human nature and morals. An excellent example of this would be the change of heart of Macbeth in the play. Macbeth, who is known for his valor, courage, nobleness, and fidelity in the beginning, finds his own grave filled with much less appealing titles such as the dwarfish thief in comparison to Duncan. The tragedy starts by the Witches' alluring prophecy and ends as Macbeth changes from humble to arrogant, conscience to ruthless, and compliant to power-hungry.

At the start, Macbeth is in everyway a humble kinsman, whether to Duncan or the rest of the Lords. But as Macbeth gains power through treachery and work of the devils like a thief, he becomes blindly arrogant by the supernatural prophecy, such as he quoted himself, "Then live, Macduff...

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