Though Macbeth and Macduff seem very different, they actually have several things in common. He is convinced by her to usurp the throne, showing us how easily manipulated he is for a cutthroat, strong and a confident general. He joins Malcolm, and they return to Scotland with their English allies to face Macbeth at Dunsinane Castle. Macbeth made many bad decisions and ended up fighting to keep his position of king, not letting anything get in his way. The two return to Scotland, having gathered an army with which to challenge Macbeth.
Their clan — the — remained the most powerful family in Fife in the. Macduff is a thane, and unlike Macbeth and Banquo, his first priority is the good of Scotland. The remaining female characters are basically evil. Now, without the slightest warning, he leaves his wife and little ones at the mercy of Macbeth. This genuine show of patriotism disarms Malcolm's suspicions, and henceforward they work together for the rescue of their country.
He never felt bad when he treated people badly either. After the bloodshed begins, however, Lady Macbeth falls victim to guilt and madness to an even greater degree than her husband. This is contrasting to the present idea of women being more emotional Rivalry With Macbeth Macbeth and Macduff are clearly the two enemies in the play as they each sought to get rid of the other with Macduff resulting the victory in the end A Scottish Nobleman, also known as the Thane of Fife Macduff plays the role of the hero in the play as he ends the tyranny of Macbeth's rule of Scotland Could be seen as one of the key protagonists as without Macduff there wouldn't be a crusade against Macbeth. He wanted to be king and he was willing to do whatever it took to make that happen. In fact, they just might feel more deeply than women, or unmanly men like Macbeth. He is motivated to kill Macbeth because he feels he needs to rid the country of a dishonorable, destructive king.
This is because he believes in his rightful spot is in serving his country and his King The other key comparison brought out by Macduff to Macbeth is that Macduff is much more like a human while the changed Macbeth has turned almost into an animal. Throughout Macbeth there are several examples of Macduffs heroism and bravery. It is worthy to note that at this point, both Macbeth and Macduff have something positive to look forward to. However, by the time they reached her father's hold-fast, the entire place was deserted. Macduff was straightforward, respectful, and honest. The latter then puts him to a severe test.
Macduff echoes sentiments of writers such as and the later , who claim that morality may only be judged to the extent that a person takes responsibility for his or her actions. Then why doesn't he become king? He changes from good to evil. Macduff knows he will 'feel it as a man' but not lose sight of his goal. After his father dies, Malcolm is afraid for his life and confused about his role. 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. Let's consider mainly Lady Macduff and only briefly the three witches. When he discovers the corpse of King Duncan murdered by Macbeth, but it appears that nearby guards are guilty since Macbeth—at the prodding of Lady Macbeth—put his knife by them and smeared them with Duncan's blood , he raises an alarm, informing the castle that the king has been murdered.
Macduff, the thane of Fife, is a Scottish nobleman. The character is first known from late 14th century and early 15th century. In 's play, he is depicted instead as Macbeth's rival; the role of fellow plotter passed to. Duncan is shown to have feelings but takes no decisive actions while Macbeth has actions without any feelings. Macduff constantly re-examines his values. Macduff was a better person and had a conscience, and when he killed Macbeth, he felt like he had done the right thing for the people. While Macbeth and Lady Macbeth insist that manhood implies a denial of feeling, Macduff seems to insist that emotional depth and sensitivity are part of what it means to be a man.
Macduff must decide whether he can accept Malcolm as an alternative to Macbeth. For hundreds of years before that, men were the emotional ones. Lady Macduff is alarmed and moments later, the scene is invaded by a group of murderers sent by Macbeth. Banquo plays a neutral role; he is loyal but capable of some evil. His personality lacks the energy to sustain both the commitments of his loyal heart. Their predictions prompt him to murder Duncan, to order the deaths of Banquo and his son, and to blindly believe in his own immortality.
As far as we know, Macbeth did not tell his wife about the murder of Macduff's wife and children, but apparently she has heard the story and knows who is responsible. He wandered through the general areas Geppetto use to go, along the way he spotted Jack Frost in a fight and came to his aide. Lesson Summary Macduff's character plays a pivotal role in the play Macbeth. Actions do speak louder than words. Before trusting Macduff, Malcolm tests his loyalty.