MacbethHecate describes Macbeth as spiteful and wrathful and he loves for his own ends. do you think this is true? Any help is appreciated!

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Yes, Macbeth killed Banqo and Duncan.  Neither man did anything to him, and by all accounts they were both his friends.  Yet he did not hesitate to take them out of the picture to get what he wanted, when he thought they stood in his way.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Macbeth's brutal slaying of his enemy Macdonwald in Act I points to his wrath. He is spiteful as he acts in contempt of the predictions of the witches who predict that he will be overcome by he "who is not born of woman" by having all in the path of his "vaulting ambition" murdered.