Macbeth: Macbeth- Character Analysis

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Macbeth: Character Analysis

Often times, we judge others with extreme opinions and dismiss the incredible feats of talent they may possess. Although these same people we judge gives us good reason to judge, it’s better to see who they really are, and instead dismiss the act they put off. In Shakespeare’s’ tragedy, Macbeth is a great thane who is also a sane normal man.

From the beginning, we are told about Macbeth’s triumphs. We see that he is a great warrior, “For brave Macbeth-well he deserves this name,-disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel, which smok'd with bloody execution." (I,ii,16-18). Macbeth put his heart into his fights. From this we can suggest that Macbeth put up a grand fight with Macduff later. Macbeth can handle a sword as if it was part of his own body. The sergeant tells us "As cannons overcharg'd with double cracks; So they doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe" (I,ii,37-39). A courageous fighter isn’t afraid of his foes. Close combat requires no fear and good swordsmanship. Macbeth's feats of skills in battle are historic. The sergeant says "…Or memorize another Golgotha,"(I,ii,37-39). This tells us that Macbeth would have gone down in the books as Scotland's heroic warrior. He would be remembered for centuries to come. From these battles and the sergeant’s words, we can truly say that Macbeth was a great warrior.

Macbeth is also portrayed as crazy, but he's sane. An insane man makes no sense what-so-ever, or enjoys the killing and deaths of others. On the contrary, Macbeth is none of these; he is a very sane man. Macbeth says to Lady Macbeth that “we will proceed no further in this business" (I,vii,31) in this scene Macbeth is showing hesitation in killing Duncan. Macbeth, like any other man, does not like killing. Macbeth makes perfect sense throughout the play. Macbeth starts to yell at an empty seat at the banquet table
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