Macbeth And The Mighty Essay Research Paper

In the play Macbeth, Macbeth shows how he was very powerful and strong at the beginning of the play and by the

end of the play he gets to be weak. It also shows how Lady Macbeth is strong at the beginning and she too gets

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weak towards the end of the play. At the beginning there are many factors that say that Macbeth is powerful and

brave. There are also many factors that say that Lady Macbeth is brave too.

Macbeth is mighty at the beginning of this play when the Sergeant is talking about him. He

says?…Unseamed him from the nave to the chaps and fixed his head upon our battlements.? (1.2.22)This means

that with his sword he cut a guy open from the belly to the neck. It shows that Macbeth is very strong right away at

the beginning of the play. Another way that the play shows Macbeth as a mighty person is that he and Banquo are

the captains of the Army they have. Macbeth is very powerful after the war is over because he becomes the Thane

of Cawdor and is also called a great soldier and Roman names for war goddess. He is becoming more and more

mighty as the play goes on. The next step in being all mighty Macbeth is that he becomes the Thane of Glamis.

The witches prophecies are coming true to him and he starts to plot against Duncan who is the present King of

Scotland. Macbeth becomes the King of Scotland and it seems to go downhill from there. When he is plotting the

attack on Duncan he screws up, and forgets to put the daggers on the guards that are supposed to be drunk and kill

him instead he makes Lady Macbeth do it and that shows that she is in the plot against the King too. It shows that

he doesn?t care about Duncan when he makes his speech to the people when they find Duncan dead. He talks about

the guards by saying?…Steeped in the colors of their trade. their daggers That had a heart to love, and n that heart

Courage to make ?s love known.?(2.3.102-106)He is saying that the guards are the one that did this and that just

shows how mighty he is when everyone believes him. When Duncan is dead and Macbeth is the King, he is still

afraid of Banquo, his right arm man. He is afraid because of Banquo?s knowledge. Banquo knows that something

is up with Macbeth when he says, ?Thou hast it now. King, Cawdor, Glamis, all as the weird women promised,

and I fear, Thou play?dst most foully for?t…? (3.1.1-3)Macbeth starts to plan his murder of Banquo and that is

when everything goes wrong. The killers don?t kill Fleonce and he gets away and then Macbeth loses his mind at

the dinner. He starts seeing Banquo when he is really dead. His wife, Lady Macbeth tells everyone that he has had

this problem from his childhood. He see?s him everytime he calls a toast to him. Later in the play he talks about

this and says he has strange things running through his head. After Lady Macbeth dies Macbeth doesn?t have

anything to live for. He say?s ? My way of life is fall?n into the sear? (5.4.22) He is talking about his wife dieing of

old age and he has nothing going his way anymore. He see?s the witches and they tell him that he doesn?t have to

worry ?Till Bernam Forest come to Dunsinane? (5.4.59) The forest has to move and that no man born of woman

can hurt him. Then later he see?s that the forest is moving and finds out that Macduff was untimely ripped from his

mother?s womb and then he knows that he is going to die. He is not a coward and doesn?t kill himself ,but he tells

Macduff that he is going to die and is still going to fight.

Macbeth shows a lot of valor in not committing suicide at the end of the play and shows that he is brave

and takes on Macduff even though he knows he is going to die. He is mighty at the beginning of this play and then

he listens to the witches prophecies and does bad things and pays the price, just to be King for a very short time.


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