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Character analysis of Ross in Act 1 scene 3. what is opinion of macbeth

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loveuguy2 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 18, 2007 at 11:15 PM via web

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Character analysis of Ross in Act 1 scene 3.

what is opinion of macbeth

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lmillerm | College Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted February 19, 2007 at 2:12 AM (Answer #1)

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Ross is a flat character throughout "Macbeth." He does not have a large part, and his emotions do not affect those of the other characters around him.

In Act I, Scene 3, Ross brings information to Macbeth. Macbeth has been named Thane of Cawdor by Duncan. This proves the witches' prophesies.

Later in the play, after Duncan's death, Ross makes note of the strange things he has seen, which he believes to be a result of the king's assassination.

Other than these two specific examples, Ross' main purpose is to deliver messages of death to the effected families.

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bigmike2007 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 6, 2007 at 9:38 PM (Answer #2)

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Macbeth at this point has sold his soul to becom king and is on his way to becoming a ruthless thoughtless person who's only hope is the words of the withches which predict his downfall

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