Macbeth: Macbeth Is Not A Killer


Throughout Macbeth, the characters moods and opinions change. Macbeth turns from a keen, moral, skilled kingsmen to a power hungry murderer. In this essay you will see that Macbeth did not want to kill the king (Duncan) and with Lady Macbeth's smart and cunning ways, brainwashed him and convinced him to commit the murder and turn him into a heartless killer.
The story of Macbeth started when three witches confronted him and tell him that he will become the next king and kill the current king. Thus Macbeth decides to write a letter to his beloved wife (Lady Macbeth). In the letter he describes his strange encounter with the three witches. Lady macbeth is extremely pleased with the news, ...

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this as an excellent opportunity to murder the king, Macbeth becomes worried and nervous as his facial expressions show. Lady Macbeth tells him to look normally and show a happy, welcoming face. "Your face my thane, is a book where men may read strange matters...Bear welcome in your eye, your hand and your tongue. Look th' innocent flower" ( I VI 73-77). Lady Macbeth then offers a plan for the murder of Duncan, "But be the serpent under't he thats comeing must be provided for, you shall put this nights great business into my dispatch"( I VI 78-80). Macbeth seems interested however after Lady Macbeth gives him the idea of murder his morals come into place, and he questions the murder. "If it were done when 'tis, then 'twere well it were done quickely. If the assination could trammel up the consequence and catch with his surcease success" ( I VII 4). Macbeth states that if the murder was committed there would be no consequences however "what comes around goes around". He also ...

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now falls victim to his wives mulipitive ways, he is now convinced and commits the murder. "I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise" (II II 22). Macbeth comes back from the murder scene with Duncan's blood on his hands and the dagger that was used to kill the sleeping king. Lady MacBeth see's this and tells him to return it. "Go get some water and wash this filthy witness from your hand-why did you bring these daggers from the place, they must lie there" ( II II 60-63). MacBeth is now horrified and shocked by his actions, he refuses to continue with Lady Macbeth's requests. Thus Lady Macbeth decides to return the daggers herself. "I am afraid to think what I have done. "Look ...

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