Macbeth is a tragedy of character rather than of deeds. Discuss.

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I would concur with the statement.  The deeds of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are fairly awful.  There is little else to say about them.  Yet, I think the rationale behind why these deeds are done, the moral and spiritual implications behind it, as well as the toll these beliefs take on both characters allows the play to be one of character.  In the end, the reader does not speak much to the deeds done, but rather how the characters of both characters change over the play.  The reader is struck by Macbeth's ambiguity and moral questioning at the start of the play, but his resolute and decidedly evil positioning at its end.  Likewise, Lady Macbeth's fierce and driving nature at the commencement of the drama and her completely emotionally withered state at its end proves to be noteworthy to the reader.  In the end, the reader is more taken aback with the character of each than their deeds.

In discussing the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare in terms of characters and deeds it is difficult to...

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