Macbeth:a character sketch

He begins in the play with winning the title of Thane of Glamis for his unprecedented bravery, and ends the play with bravery as he awaits his death as a soldier. This bravery is conveyed through the contrast of many other tragic heroes' who contemplate suicide. Macbeth never does, although death is knocking at his door. Macbeth says: "Why should I play the Roman fool, and die on mine own swordaE This perspective of un-faltered bravery is skewed however when Macbeth meets the three witches, and his bravery is over shadowed by his self-doubt.

After Macbeth receives the prophecy that he is to become King of Cawdor, he quickly begins to doubt himself. He doesn't see how he can possibly become King, so he devises a plot that will guarantee his title of king. He then begins to doubt if he can go through with



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