In the film Macbeth, by Shakespeare, Macbeth shows us to be a man of many sides. Macbeth shows us three main character traits, bravery, ambition and self-doubt. As the audience, we are given enough opportunities to look at the way in which Macbeth changes and the influences that help bring about the shift in his character.
At the beginning of the play Shakespeare presents Macbeth as a very loyal and brave warrior. This is shown through the way people speak of him and how he acts. Macbeth is considered brave. When we first hear about Macbeth he is being praised for his efforts in defeating the Thane of Cawdor as the sergeant (king duncan) says “for brave Macbeth well he deserve that name disdaining fortune, with his brandish’d steel, which smoked with bloody execution, like valor’s minion carved out his passage till he faced the slave”. This quote shows us that Macbeth is brave and out for revenge and that his actions are still considered as bravery. Macbeth
After becoming king, Macbeth becomes more and more paranoid. He worries about the witches prophecies for banquo’s sons. At this point Macbeth loses it when he orders the murder of his best friend and son. When only banquo is killed, Macbeth goes to the witches to ask about his future. After seeing and hearing apparitions he goes after Macduff. His second warning was to “beware the thane of fire”. Once Macbeth hears this, he orders his killers to kill Macduff’s entire family.
The play macbeth is about dictatorship, greed, betrayal and temptation. The play showed us how a good man can quickly turn into the most evil person because he fell into temptation. He had committed one evil deed which had caused him to do worse and worse. He lost trust towards all his friends and family and his family and had broken contact with those who loved him and instead depended on evil and entirely trusted them. Macbeth’s character change throughout the play because he was affected by evil and his own consciousness.