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  • Macbeth in the play
    • Macbeth begins as a noble warrior/hero
      • however he is easily manipulated/  corrupted by the witches prophecies
        • manipulated by his wife and the witches
    • tragic hero
    • manipulated by his wife and the witches
    • ambition
      • murders his way to become and remain King of Scotland and forfill witches prophecies
      • Macbeth is clearly worried by the strength of his own ambition which he refers to as black and deep desires. He knows there will be obstacles in his way but is determined to get round them.
    • important quotes
      • I am in blood Stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er.
      • Let not light see my black and deep desires
    • brave
      • At the start of the play, Macbeth shows that he is a mighty warrior when he leads the Scottish troops to victory over an invading force. Duncan, the King, rewards him by making him Thane of Cawdor. At the end of the play, when he knows he is about to die, Macbeth retains some of his old bravery, as he faces Macduff in single combat




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