Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

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There are three ways to help define the type of person the character is going to be during the play. Those three ways are: what the person does, what the person says, and what others say about that person. We learn about Macbeth threw all of these ways. A way we learn about Macbeth’s personality would be Act 1 Scene VII, page 316, lines 31-33 which states “We will proceed no further in this business: He hath honored me of late and I have bought Golden opinions from all sorts of people.” This quote is Macbeth talking to Lady Macbeth about the plan to kill the King, but Macbeth has thought about it and does not want to go threw with this because the king is a good man and has done good things for Macbeth so from this we know that Macbeth is a good guy and does not want to kill the King for his own personal gain. A way we learned about the ruthless Lady Macbeth from the quote on Act 1 Scene V, page 312, line 16-17 “What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness.” This quote is Lady Macbeth during her soliloquy is saying that Macbeth is to nice to become king even though he just cut threw an army and cut a man open. If this is too nice for her this means she must be a really nasty person which will rub off on Macbeth and make him do things he will not want to do like kill the king and price so he will become king. Then there is a quote that tells about Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s relationship Act 1 Scene V, page 312 lines 11-12 “My dearest partner of greatness.” Lady Macbeth reads this is Macbeth’s letter to her and it makes her seem like she is equal as him. Also Macbeth seems further in the play to listen to what Lady Macbeth says and will obey her or be tricked by her into doing what she wants. From all of these we learn about Macbeth’s character. First we learn that he is a very honorable man and he respects all people
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