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Macbeth is responsible for his own downfall – Essay

Macbeth, despite influences of the witches and Lady Macbeth, is responsible for his downfall. In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Macbeth is a tragic hero who destroys himself by his own wicked and selfish ambitions. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is portrayed as a courageous, noble hero of Scotland who has bravely won the war. As the story continues, Macbeth soon becomes a tyrant king who is willing to murder anyone who becomes a threat to his kingdom.

As the play begins, Macbeth proves himself to be a hero as he demonstrates his bravery and courage. He is praised... (More)

Essay on Banquo

Banquo is an often misunderstood and forgotten character in the play Macbeth. His fleeting appearances and premature murder at the request of Macbeth, have led many to label him as a mere victim of the ambition and cruelty of others. However, in reality he is not only a victim of Macbeth’s state sanctioned terror but a victim of the witches and ultimately his own implicit thirst for power.

Our initial impressions of Banquo is one of a man who’s moral status is clearly noble and virtuous. He shares with Macbeth the traits of bravery, courage and loyalty. Banquo’s physical prowess... (More)

“Macbeth” – Important quotes to memorize

Act 1

• Fair is foul, and foul is fair – The Witches (Act 1, Scene 1)

• If you can look into the seeds of time, And say which grain will grow, and which will not, speak. – Banquo (Act 1, Scene 3)

• And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray’s In deepest consequence. – Banquo (Act 1, Scene 3)

• If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me. – Macbeth (Act 1, Scene 3)

• There’s no art to find... (More)

Powerful vision of evil in Macbeth – Essay

In Macbeth, Shakespeare presents us with a powerful vision of evil. From the very opening scene of the play, the power of evil is displayed with supernatural activities. The theme of evil and it’s consequences are clearly seen throughout the play as it changes the characters in the play and brings nothing but destruction. The fight between good and evil is depicted in the moral choices each character makes in the play. Evil is portrayed to be powerful as it is always seen to turn the hearts of the characters to seek for their own selfish desires.

The play opens... (More)