Essay on Macbeth: Macbeth and Duncan Names Macbeth

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DeAndre Ramon Guey
Mrs. Dickinson
British Lit. 7th Period
February 7, 2013

Macbeth’s Reign In the Shakespearean play The Tragedy of Macbeth, There are changes made from the characters over the course of the play. It’s the character Macbeth who experiences a major transformation that results from his appetite for power. Shakespeare demonstrates that Macbeth goes from being a loyal man to being ambitious, ultimately to show that it’s his desire to be king and he will do anything to accomplish that. Presently, Macbeth demonstrates his fate against free will at the end of act 3. Macbeth explains that for his “own good, all causes shall give away” (4.3.141). He is stating that nothing matters as long as he gets what he wants. His ambition has done enough damage to reach power and source of the throne. He manifests that even if he wanted to go back to his ways it would be as hard as staying power hungry. However, after Macbeth’s journey in fulfilling his need to be crowned king, the feeling of guilt pursues him. He reasons he’s “in blood (and) Stepp'd in so far, that, should (he) wade no more” (3.4). Macbeth is stating that he has killed before so why stop now. He is beginning to realize that he is so far into his murderous mess there's no way out. Also, he shows a more guilty side for the things he has done. He has already betrayed his noble character and his evil actions have gone so deep that it’s impossible for him to change back. The killing he has done will not bring about his fate safely as his thoughts hunt him for power. Macbeth however, unveils a strong, brave and noble character during the beginning of the play. All of the people he decided to fight actually considered him brave. As a result of Macbeth's actions on the battlefield, King Duncan names Macbeth Thane of Cawdor. Duncan asserts “I have begun to plant thee, and will labor to make thee full of growing” (1.4.29-30). Duncan declares to Macbeth that he will have a bright future and deserves everything correspondingly to his loyalty as a soldier. Duncan also wants to reward