Macbeth Hero or Villian

‘Macbeth: Hero or Villain?’

First of all, the witches are an enormous influence on Macbeth's decision to pursue an evil, dark path toward murder. Had they kept their mouths shut and not done their prophecies about him becoming king, he MIGHT have remained a loyal subject to King Duncan (I say MIGHT because we really don't know...he seems to be so easily influenced by outside forces that something else might have sent him down the road to treason at a later date).

A second reason is Lady Macbeth, his wife. She could very easily have said, "Now, now, dear, let's just wait and see what happens. Maybe the witches mean that Duncan is going to name you heir, so we'll just wait and see what happens." But no, she all but pushes him into the bedroom to murder Duncan in his sleep, mocking Macbeth whenever he shows any weakness at all.
Interestingly, it's the women in his life - three witches and his wife - who set Macbeth on the path from heroism and loyalty to treason and villainy.

At the beginning of the play Macbeth is introduced to the audience through the words of other characters. The opinions expressed include a description of Macbeth as a 'valiant cousin, worthy gentleman' by Duncan, the king himself . In Macbeth’s absence he is described as being 'brave' having fought heroically against the rebel Macdonwald. This is an example of Macbeth fulfilling the interpretation of a hero as 'a person noted or admired for their courage or outstanding achievements.'. Macbeth’s bravery is certainly a heroic qualit

Here Macbeth is spoken of as a “brave” man who took down the traitor Macdonald, he is spoken off with great admiration and people envy he’s courage and valour as described by the Captain “Like valour’s minion”. People speak of the way he fights like it’s a art, people love this man because of he’s loyalty to he's king and he's bravery in the battlefield, They describe he’s fighting as “cannons over-charged with double cracks” which already portrays such a...