Is Macbeth Honorable

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In the end of the play we view Macbeth as a tyrant, a traitor and a bloody butcher because of the murder of King Duncan, and the chaos he imposed on Scotland. However, Macbeth did have honorable qualities within him, but because he was turned into an evil character from the circumstances the witches, his wife and his country put him in we sympathize with him to the extent of treating him as a tragic hero; an honorable, and important figure who has inherent weaknesses in his character which brings about his tragic end. Macbeth s honorable character can be seen by his loving, loyal and respectful attitude towards those around him. His loyalty is demonstrated from his inspirational speech after his appointment as the Thane of Cawdor: Macbeth:…show more content…
. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. . Consequently, Lady Macbeth dies without the mourning of her loved ones such as her husband, she should have died hereafter, and Macbeth dies with the happiness and relief of Scotland. Macbeth can be seen as a tragic figure, but he shouldn’t t be treated as a complete tragic figure. Although Macbeth does have our sympathy, he also has our bitterness. He killed King Duncan, Banquo and Macduff s family not only because of the circumstances, but also for the sake of his greed for honour and nobility. His greed caused his own country to be filled with fear, grief and unhappiness, which is personified in one of Malcolm s speeches that makes us feel the pain Scotland, is feeling: Malcolm: I think our country sinks beneath the yoke; It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash Is added to her wounds. We feel sad for Macbeth s death, but we also feel happy that he was executed. His death restored the country from chaos (the minions turn d wild in nature) and illness to freedom and harmony (Malcolm: We will perform in measure, time, and place). The emotional speech by Mac duff about the death of his family that was caused by Macbeth is another classic example of the bitterness that we should…show more content…
He has no children. All my pretty ones? Did you say all? O hell-kite! All? What, all my pretty chickens and their dam At one fell swoop? The imagery of the children as innocent chickens makes us feel more sorry for the children, and more bitterness for Macbeth. In the beginning of the play we find that Macbeth is admired as a hero, but because of his ambitions, the witches and his wife s influence he is brought to a tragic end. But despite the flaws in his character we still have sympathy for him because of his courage in the face of the inevitable. We knew that he was once an honorable person and throughout the whole play he still is a brave soldier who fights until the

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