Please can someone give me five quotations to support Macbeth being a villain in Macbeth?I need 5 quotes from the play with a brief explanation of them as to why they support the idea that Macbeth...

Please can someone give me five quotations to support Macbeth being a villain in Macbeth?

I need 5 quotes from the play with a brief explanation of them as to why they support the idea that Macbeth is a villain. Please help! :)

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teachertaylor | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Quotations from the play that support Macbeth as a villain depend on the reasons WHY the reader thinks that Macbeth is a villain in the first place.  Once this is established, then quotations can follow as support. 

For example, if I believe that Macbeth is a villain because he plots to do harm to the people who trust him, then I might choose a quotation from Macbeth's soliloquy in Act 3 Scene 1.  At this point in the play, Macbeth fears that the witches' prophecy will also come true for Banquo, and Macbeth is angry that all the deeds that he has done so far will only benefit Banquo's sons in the end.  So Macbeth says, "Rather than so, come fate into the list, and champion me to th' utterance" (III.i.74-5).  Macbeth hopes that fate will be on his side so that he will end up victorious.  Here, he plots to have Banquo and Fleance murdered to secure his place on the throne, and this makes Macbeth a villain in the play.

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