In Macbeth, is Macbeth a noble person who is undeservingly led to his fate by others or is he simply an ambitious man who is thwarted in his plan to obtain ultimate power?

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It is important to consider the way that Shakespeare slowly introduces Macbeth as a character to us at the beginning of this play in order to create an impression of him before he even walks upon stage. Note that the audience only sees Macbeth for the first time in Act I scene 3, and in Act I scene 1 he is linked with the evil witches through their announcement of their impending meeting with him and in Act I scene 2 he is described...

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