Compare and contrast Macbeth and Macduff.
In Shakespeare's classic play Macbeth, Macduff serves as Macbeth's foil, and his contrasting qualities emphasize Macbeth's character traits. For example, Macduff is portrayed as an extremely loyal, morally upright individual, who considers it a duty and honor to serve King Duncan. In contrast, Macbeth is depicted as an ambitious, selfish man, who willingly assassinates the king in order to usurp power. Macduff is also willing to sacrifice everything to preserve and protect Scotland, while Macbeth rules as a brutal tyrant. Macbeth also relies on deception and cunning to achieve his ultimate goal, while Macduff remains honest, forthright, and genuine in order to reclaim his homeland.
Despite their differences, Macbeth and Macduff share several notable similarities. Both characters are revered members of the social elite and are respected thanes. They also share a personal relationship with King Duncan, and he views them as loyal, trustworthy subjects. Macbeth and Macduff are also destined to...
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