Is it fair to say that Macbeth's change in character is more dramatic than that of any other Shakesperean tragic hero?
It is, I think, fair to argue this point. Even without comparing Macbeth to other Shakespearean characters, the change in Macbeth is striking. At the beginning of the play, he is portrayed as a hero and a good vassal to Duncan, slaying the king's enemies (albeit, ominously, in a very bloody fashion) and saying all the right things about duty and service. Even after the witches ' prophecy, he requires the goading...
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