Macbeth - Comparission and Contrast

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Macbeth Comparission and Contrast

In the Shakespeare´s play, Macbeth, there are two main characters that have many similarities and at the same time many differences. These charachters are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, they are married. At the begining of the play Macbeth was a loyal warrior in a powerfull position, but as the play continues he became into a soft personality man was dominated by his wife and his own ambition. Ambition was the only characteristic he had in common with Lady Macbeth. She was dominant and possesive. These qualities on both characters have different effects on them, as well as on other people. The acts and decissions of these two charachters will define the entire play.

Macbeth, being a warrior, was loyal to his king and to his nation. He was also portrayed as a brave and strong-character. That is the idea we have at the begining of the play.

"Come and what come may time and the hour runs through the roughest day" ( 1, IV, 147-148). Proving with these kind of quotes his straight personality. But he isn´t really as brave as we may think. He was easily convinced by his wife, Lady Macbeth. She took advantage of the position her husband had. She manipulated Macbeth to kill Duncan, his own king. Lady Macbeth´s quality was that she was very possesive, so she took advantage over her husband.

Lady Macbeth was also really dominant, and she had such an effect over her husband, that Macbeth becames into a soft and flexible charachter, giving a one hundred and eighty degrees turn to the entire play. "My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white" ( 2, II, 64-65) Said by Lady Macbeth right after killing Duncan. She is...