28 May 2008
The Transformation is Complete
Pressure to live up to something can bring out the best and worse in people, Macbeth and the Lady are no exceptions. In “Macbeth” the roles played by the two do a personality switch-a-roo. One major message in the play is “Fair is foul and foul is fair”(1.1.10) which show true for both characters. Macbeth goes from good to bad and Lady Macbeth goes from horrible to um…. Not as bad. These changes are demonstrated by their actions, thoughts and habits.
In the beginning of Macbeth(the play), Macbeth(the man) is the superman of his land. He is a great, brave and popular soldier and has a flawless resume, at least until he met the three witches. These three witched deliver a prophesy that says he will become King. Instead of taking time to realize that he would probably become king anyway , he goes home and talks to the Lady and they decide to take actions in their own hands. Macbeth wants to let things play out but lady Macbeth wants results NOW. She wants to kill the king. This is not a thought that Macbeth would normally have but he has allowed Lady Macbeth and the witches to control his mind. Lady Macbeth accomplishes this by questioning his Manliness. Macbeth of course goes through with it.
Afterwards he is petrified he cannot believe what he’s done. So much so that after killing King Duncan he “could not pronounce ‘Amen”(2.2.30) stating how much he has gone stray from his morals. This is only the beginning of Macbeths evil deeds, he starts to kill anyone who gets in the way of him being king or anyone who questions the acts he has committed. As the Deeds Macbeth is committing become more evil he losses his ability to sleep or have logical conscious thought. He begins seeing things such as ghost. By the end Macbeth is so morally ashamed and morally drained that he no longer care if he live because he believes he’s become so evil....