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Line numbers have been altered. Deserted by his followers, forced to await the attack of his enemies instead of meeting them "dareful, beard to beard," he is plunged into still greater misery by the news of his wife's sudden death.
He even seems to contemplate suicide, when the shock of the messenger's report brings him back to himself. He begins at last to realize that the powers of evil have been deceiving him, and with a sudden resolution to trust henceforth to the- strength of his own arm and to die, if needs be, with harness on his back, he sallies out to meet the foe.
It is worth noting how little is said of Lady Macbeth. We hear the cry of her women and the brief report of her death, — nothing more.
Shakespeare wishes at this point to concentrate all our interest and sympathy on the hero of the drama. It is not the manner of Lady Macbeth's death, but the way in which it affects her husband that he wishes us to notice. Please click here for full soliloquy annotations and analysis. This speech of Macbeth's does not show callous indifference to his wife's death, as some critics have supposed.
It rather shows him so sunk in misery that he thinks life not worth living. He can hardly grieve for his wife's death; sooner or later she must have died, and what does it matter whether early or late? The following lines continue the same train of thought. Liddell suggests that these words show that Macbeth is on the point of killing himself.
Such, at least, is the meaning of the words as they stand. Various emendations have, however, been proposed, of which "pall" i. In his rage at having been deceived by the "fiend," Macbeth abandons his prudent plan of permitting the enemy to waste their strength in a vain siege, and sallies out to meet them.
This act throws away his last chance, for it gives his men a chance to desert him see v.FEW critics have even admitted that Hamlet the play is the primary problem, and Hamlet the character only secondary. And Hamlet the character has had an especial temptation for that most dangerous type of critic: the critic with a mind which is naturally of the creative order, but which through some weakness in creative power exercises itself in criticism instead.
My least favorite character is Macbeth himself. I dislike him because he seems to be, at the same time, both weak willed and also cruel.
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Macbeth - Macbeth is a Scottish general and the thane of Glamis who is led to wicked thoughts by the prophecies of the three witches, especially after their prophecy that he will be made thane of Cawdor comes true.
Macbeth is a brave soldier and a powerful man, but he is not a virtuous one. To understand the nature and reason for Macbeth's visions and hallucinations, and how they determine his character, one has to understand the context in which they occur.
Macbeth is a complex and well developed character, while there are several interesting characters in the play, Macbeth is by far the most interesting.
He is a tragic hero who experiences a slow and painful mental decline which is expressed in such a way that the audience is mesmerised.