What is Ross's character analysis and opinion of Macbeth in act 1, scene 3?

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Ross doesn't speak much in this scene, and most of what he says is from his "royal master" rather than conveying his own opinions of Macbeth. However, it is clear that Ross is a loyal servant: he has been sent with Angus to tell Macbeth that he is to be Thane of Cawdor and that everyone has passed on good reports of Macbeth's recent behavior to the king. However, we can infer that Ross agrees with those people who have "pour'd down" praises of Macbeth in front of Duncan—certainly he does not offer a contrary opinion, and he seems pleased to pass on this message to Macbeth. We can see an indication of Ross's belief in his royal master's good opinion and in the feudal system as a whole in his address to Macbeth: "hail, most worthy thane!" We have no reason to believe that Ross does not wholeheartedly think Macbeth worthy of the praises that have been heaped upon him, and upon the new title which he has been given as a reward for his loyalty and courage.

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Ross is a flat character throughout "Macbeth." He does not have a large part, and his emotions do not affect those of the other characters around him.

In Act I, Scene 3, Ross brings information to Macbeth. Macbeth has been named Thane of Cawdor by Duncan. This proves the witches' prophesies.

Later in the play, after Duncan's death, Ross makes note of the strange things he has seen, which he believes to be a result of the king's assassination.

Other than these two specific examples, Ross' main purpose is to deliver messages of death to the effected families.

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