At the beginning of the play Macbeth is a warrior that fights for freedom and what he believes in which is good. Captain brags about how great of a warrior Macbeth is when he is describing the battle Macbeth just fought in by saying, “For brave Macbeth […] And fixed his head upon our battlements”. (1.2.16-23). Macbeth fought against one of his enemies Macdonwald. He split him in half before he could get a word out.
The hired murderers kill Banquo but mistakenly allow Fleance to escape. At a celebratory banquet that night, Macbeth is thrown into a state of horror when the ghost of the murdered Banquo appears at the dining table. Again, his wife tries to strengthen Macbeth, but the strain is clearly beginning to show. The following day, Macbeth returns to the same Witches who initially foretold his destiny. This time, the Witches not only confirm that the sons of Banquo will rule in Scotland, but they also add a new prophecy: Macbeth will be invincible in battle until the time when the forest of Birnam moves towards his stronghold at Dunsinane and until he meets an enemy "not born of woman."
Whether noble or insidious, blood is always used to describe the character of Macbeth. In the opening of the play, the audience is greeted with the bloody battle between the forces of Macbeth and Banquo against the invading armies of Norway and the treacherous Macdownwald. "What bloody main is that?" (Act 1, Scene 2, line 1) Here, Shakespeare uses blood to symbolize the courage and valor of defending one's country. Though Macbeth's actions are bloody, they are inherently good; they are the result of putting down a rebellion.
The battle happens and King Duncan talks to a captain that was injured in the battle. The captain tells Duncan of Macbeth and Banquo’s brave and violent actions in battle. Right then, the Thane of Ross arrives and tells the king that Macbeth has been named the new Thane of Cawdor in place of the one that was just executed. They disband and the Thane of Ross goes off to inform Macbeth of his new rank. Meanwhile; Macbeth and Banquo are talking on a heath, when the three witches appear again and proclaim three prophecies: 1.
Macbeth’s initial character portrayed him to be a man of nobility by being a military hero. However, due to the weird sister’s prophesies, Lady Macbeth’s manipulation and influences and man’s own ambition, Macbeth was led astray and under goes a change into a murderous tyrant. In the opening scenes of Macbeth, Macbeth is reported brave as he fought to defend Duncan against a rebellion. Macbeth’s loyalty and nobility is shown in the quote ‘which smok’d with bloody excetution’. This description describes Macebth’s sword killing the rebel MacDonald.
Though, the story’s ending is ironic due to the sniper recognizing that the enemy killed was his brother. The greater irony is that all the sniper’s enemies of the Free State happen to be his brothers, for they were all once together as one army. In a deeper perspective, all men are brothers being that they are descendants of Adam and Eve. O’Flaherty uses symbolism in regards to the sniper and his brother to any war where one person killed another. It illustrates how despicable the human race can be when one member of it takes the life of
Such as the enemy’s blood on Macbeth's sword after the war shows that he is a brave hero. The Captain speaks “For brave Macbeth, disdaining fortune, with his brandish steel, which smoked with bloody execution….” (I.ii.20). Everyone including King Duncan believes him to be a respectable, brave and honorable hero. Since the thane Cawdor was executed, Macbeth’s bravery makes him the thane of Cawdor. As Lady Macbeth states “Make thick my blood”
The authors portray them in two different manners, Macbeth as the main character and Kurtz as a sort of demi-god that is only learned about by word of mouth rather than first hand events. Through studying both of these characters, we can learn who is the greater of the two evils. Macbeth started out in Macbeth as the Thane of Glamis, fighting in battle for his homeland, Scotland. At the very beginning of the play, the reader gets a very positively lit view of Macbeth. He has become victorious in battle and is going to be rewarded with a promotion by King Duncan.
The first mention of blood is by King Duncan "What blood is that?" The captain responds to Duncan that it is from Macbeth's sword which is "smoked with bloody execution". The blood on the sword signifies courageous fighting by a brave soldier, the blood implies the honour that Macbeth earns in the battle for his King. After listening to the "three witches" the use of blood imagery suggests blood being symbolistic of deep evil, treachery and murder. The use of the blood imagery allows the audience to see the gruesome death of King Duncan "I see thee still, and on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood, which was not so before."
Scotland is under attack, but he leads the charge against the various invaders and secures decisive victories for the army. The captain who reports to Duncan on the progress of the battles is fulsome in his praise: “Brave Macbeth – well he deserves that name.” Duncan is in full agreement, and calls Macbeth ‘worthy’. He plans to bestow additional honours on Macbeth in gratitude for all he has done to ensure the safety of the country. However, we in the audience are already aware that events will not run as smoothly as Duncan seems to hope. The witches, introduced in the very first scene, are waiting to meet Macbeth, “when the battle’s lost and won”.