Macbeth is the play written by William Shakespeare back in 1606. The play clearly pictures that over the course of time, Macbeth becomes evil and a bad king, because of the influence of the evil witches. His personality transforms from “a hero to a villain”. Initially Macbeth was admired by everyone and was believed to be a man with great powers, who could never be defeated by anyone. The idolization of Macbeth can be understood by the line, “All is too weak for brave Macbeth- well he deserves this name” (Macbeth, Scene 1, act 2). Thus in starting Macbeth was portrayed as the hero, whose enemies can never defeat him.
Macbeth has been introduced in the play as the great warrior. His glory and fame on Warfield, makes him get honor and respect from the king Duncan of Scotland. Though, he had some personal ambitions that can be understood by his solo speeches in the play. This situation conflicts with the opinion of other about Macbeth. He believes in earning success because it brings glory, fame, new titles and majestic favors. He had his self-love demands, some of them could be gained honorably but the desire to become king could not be obtained easily and he had to use disgraceful tactics to fulfill his egoistic desires
In act 1 scene 3 Macbeth meets the three witches, when he was returning from the battle field with Banquo. The witches were seen as the most negative cause of Macbeth’s downfall. Witches created the chaos by predicting the future to Macbeth. The witches planted the seed of evil in the mind of Macbeth by telling him that he will become the “Thane of Cowdor” and the “King of Scotland”. The Macbeth was the man with great pride, but he decided to murder the king to complete the second prophecy of the witches. He go through terrible twinge of ethics before committing the murder. “He’s here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman and his subject,” (Macbeth, Act1 Scene 7), this means he was going through the thoughts that he is a kinsman and the king’s protector, so he should protect him and not murder him.