In the play 'Macbeth' William Shakespeare is able to make the audience sympathise with the main character even though he committed terrible deeds.
In the play a brave warrior is tempted by his wife and the witches to kill the reigning King. After committing murder he takes place as King, which makes him feel guilty. As the play goes on he realises his mistakes but ignores them. He ends up killing many innocent people and comes across as an 'evil butcher', but is eventually slain by Macduff.
Throughout the play there are a number of ways in which Shakespeare makes us feel sympathetic for Macbeth. At the beginning of the play Macbeth is seen as a loyal, noble soldier. Many important men recognise him and praise... View More »