Category: M. A. (English)

Macbeth Character Critical Analysis Macbeth Character Sketch, Traits

Macbeth is the tragedy of a wicked man who was spurred to action by his wife. He was derived by the prophecies of the three witches to be fulfilled in future. He was reputed as a great warrior and was able to win great honor from the king Duncan as a brave hero. He was facing the inner conflict of his personality after hearing the prophecies of the witches. He is depicted as a complex character throughout the course of play. We analyze certain changes in his personality when he is able to follow the commands of three witches. At the start of the play he is depicted as a warrior and brave leader but at the later half we see him as a man obsessed with thirst for power. Shakespeare always introduces universal themes and characters in his plays. Here Macbeth is the portrayal of a man who suddenly develops a desire for being powerful and mighty. His innate passion for being powerful was awakened by the prophecies of witches. Here Shakespeare is intended to show the influence of supernatural on the part of man’s nature. He fails to sustain his sensations before the Witches and fell prey to them.