How has Macbeth’s character changed over the course of the play so far? Is he evil or just a regular person who is forced to make difficult choices? Do you think his progression is believable? Is Macbeth a ‘modern’ character? Macbeth has prodigiously changed throughout the play. In the very first scenes of the play, he was someone who showed no fear because he did not need to fear; he was the strongest. He was brave, the bravest some could say as he fought through the Norwegians and killed a traitor. He was considered a hero; being the one to defeat the Thane of Cawdor, and then claiming the very title for himself. “What he hath lost noble Macbeth hath won”. After meeting the witches and them giving him his prophecies, Macbeth changes drastically. He becomes blinded and filled with dark thoughts. He feels the need to kill, just to make the witch’s prophecies to come true. Macbeth becomes a murderer, taking the lives of many people to become King. “Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires”.
Macbeth becomes an evil being as the play progresses, but he is a considerably normal person in the beginning. Macbeth does not make the difficult decisions as Lady Macbeth was the one to decide that Macbeth had to kill Duncan to become King. She makes all of the decisions and then she pressures Macbeth to do so. Macbeth helplessly agrees, and if he had not, she would have forced him otherwise. Macbeth’s progression is believable, as many people