Explain How the Character of Macbeth Changes from the Beginning of the Play to the End of Act 3.

At the beginning of the play Macbeth is seen as a courageous soldier who is loyal to the King but is corrupted from the witches’ prophecies and by his and Lady Macbeth’s ambition.   This is because of the weakness of Macbeth’s character and the strong power of Lady Macbeth and how she is easily able to influence him.   Macbeth is a little ambitious after the prophecy, but Lady Macbeths far exceeds his and so she is able to get Macbeth to agree with her to kill King Duncan.   Macbeth still has a conscience at this stage because he is very hesitant about killing the King but his weak nature over comes him. Later Macbeth decides to kill Banquo and Fleance, as the witches told him that Banquo’s sons will be a long line of kings. Following The murder of these too people that were quite loyal and friendly to Macbeth, he starts to have hallucinations and his mental health deteriorates rapidly.

In the beginning of the play Macbeth is a strong soldier who fights for the King without mercy but his strive for ambition and his curious nature leads him to the witches who give him a prophecy.   Banquo realises that there must be a trick hidden in the witches’ prophecies somewhere but Macbeth refuses to accept that. When some of their prophecy comes true Macbeth becomes very determined and believes in the prophecy a little more, and makes it his mission to become king. His relationship with Lady Macbeth is very close and they are