Macbeth In Transformation

Journey of a man falling from grace

Macbeth Act 5

He regrets how he became king and what he has done since he's been king. Unlike many of Shakespeare’s other tragic heroes, Macbeth never seems to contemplate suicide: “Why should I play the Roman fool,” he asks, “and die / On mine own sword?” Instead, he goes down fighting, bringing the play full circle: it begins with Macbeth winning on the battlefield and ends with him dying in combat.


Quote 1:"That lies like truth. “Fear not, till Birnam wood

Do come to Dunsinane”; and now a wood

Comes toward Dunsinane.—Arm, arm, and out!—"

Quote 2: " They have tied me to a stake. I cannot fly,/

But, bearlike, I must fight the course."