Analyzation of Macduff in Macbeth

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The Noble and Honorable Macduff From his first appearance in the play to his last, Macduff acts as a loyal nobleman of Scotland as he strives to fulfill his duties of preserving and reestablishing glory to his country. Macduff’s interests are virtuous and his actions are honorable. Unlike Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Macduff always thinks carefully before he takes action. Macduff’s personality is rare, as there are not many men who disregard Macbeth as King and whose objective is to destroy the evil that is corrupting Scotland. Macduff expresses grief when Lady Macduff, his children, and King Duncan dies. Macbeth on the other hand, does not show much sadness upon hearing the news of Lady Macbeth’s death. Furthermore, Macduff is not afraid to be honest towards characters such as Macbeth and Malcolm. Although not overly ambitious, Macduff is courageous and bloody where his actions are justifiable. Overall, Macduff is very loyal to his family and to Scotland. This is shown through Macduff’s determination to restore Scotland’s glory and take revenge on Macbeth for the murder of Macduff’s family. Set against Macbeth’s violent and vicious world, Macduff represents a noble and honorable version of manhood. Unlike Malcolm and Macbeth, Macduff is capable of feeling grief when he finds out that his loved ones were murdered. When Duncan, Lady Macduff, and Macduff’s children die, Macduff expresses a great sorrow for them. When Macduff first sees the dead Duncan, he cries out of anguish and believes that this is “the great doom’s image,” (II, iii, 83) meaning that this is the image of doomsday, or the end of the world. Macduff appears to be the most upset about this news. He expresses his grief through words like “murder and treason,” (II, iii, 79) and “Tongue nor heart cannot conceive nor name thee.” (II, iii, 68) Macduff feels that his heart can’t imagine this

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