A Character Analysis of Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth
By the end of Act V scene v it is clear that Macbeth is not going to rule his kingdom much longer. He is to be killed by a "man none of woman born" (IV,i,80) who we find out latter in the play is Macduff. Before Macbeth is to be killed we find out that he is a great warrior, sane man, and a superstitious man.
In Act I scene ii we find out that Macbeth is a great warrior. We start the scene off from a sergeant’s account of the fighting against the enemy's of the king and Macbeth.
For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that
name,-disdaining fortune, with his
brandish'd steel, which smok'd with
From this we can tell that Macbeth fought bravely and through unbeatable odds against Macdonwald's army. It also tells us that Macbeth can handle a sword like it was an extension of his own body. The sergeant also tells us:
As cannons overcharg'd with double cracks;
So they doubly redoubled strokes upon the
From this we can tell that he was a relentless and courageous fighter and would not stop until he had won. He is such a fearless fighter that the day would be remembered for centuries to come the sergeant says: "Ormemorize another Golgotha," this tells us that Macbeth would have gone down in the books as Scotland's heroic warrior. Macbeth had two glorious battles both of which he had won. from these battles and the sergeant swords we can truly say that Macbeth was a great warrior.
Macbeth is also to be portrayed as an insane man, but I think that this is not to be true. An insane man is supposed to be delirious, make no sense what-so-ever, and to enjoy the killing and deaths of others. On the contrary Macbeth is none of these; he in my opinion is a...