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Who is Macbeth

Macbeth is thought of a brave fighter who soon becomes corrupt with power and ambition and eventually becomes king. Ridden with guilt by his evil actions he is defeated by his enemies


How does Macbeth express his thoughts

Through soliloquies (long speeches that the character is saying as if they are thinking out loud and the other characters can’t hear them)


Who does Macbeth kill

Duncan Banquo and Macduff’s family


Why does Macbeth become corrupt

The witches tell him prophecies which makes him have big ambitions he gains power and becomes corrupt


How is Macbeth ambitious

At the start of the play he is thane of Glamis he becomes more powerful and becomes thane of Cawdor and then becomes king of Scotland. The witches predictions waken his ambitions which is deepened by his wife


What does Macbeth’s ambition show

It shows he is worried by the strength of his ambition and knows there will be obstacles in his way and is determined to get around them


How is Macbeth brave

He is seen as a mighty warrior and gains his old bravery at the end when he faces Macduff


How is Macbeth’s bravery shown

Through strong verbs and adjectives


How is Macbeth shown as changeable and how is this shown

Macbeth kept changing his mind about wanting to kill Duncan which shows that the key is keeping him persuaded to keep him determined which is shown by Lady Macbeth m


How is Macbeth’s guilty conscience shown

He troubled with thoughts of evil and gets caught up in guilt which causes him to hallucinate and have psychological effects especially after he kills Duncan and Banquo as he can not control his own feelings.


Quotes that show Macbeth’s ambition

“Let not light see my black and deep desires”- Act 1 scene 4
“My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical”- Act 1 scene 3


Quotes that show Macbeth as brave

“Noble Macbeth” Macbeth is brave in battle
“Brave Macbeth”
“Which smoked with bloody execution”


Quotes that show Macbeth as changeable

“Wake Duncan”
“Shalt be king hereafter” from “thane of Cawdor”
“Brave Macbeth” to “will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand”


Quotes that show Macbeth’s guilty conscience

“Stars hide your fires!”
“Will all of Neptune’s oceans wash this blood clean from my hand?”
“I am afraid to think what I have done; look on’t again I dare not”