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macbethessay - Professor Rhonda Sanford ENGLISH 3573-3...

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Professor Rhonda Sanford ENGLISH 3573-3 Assignment 6: part 2 Macbeth’s Considerations of Others Mary McCarthy’s essay “General Macbeth” astutely asserts that, “Macbeth has absolutely no feeling for others, except envy, a common middle-class trait” (Signet, p.233). Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act 1, Scene 7 develops his character as an individual who is conflicted with his murderous intentions. The inner monologue Macbeth shows in this scene further explores how he will develop in his intentions throughout the play and his progression into becoming a more callous character. The soliloquy does show that he has feelings towards his intended crime and his actions are seen from a moral approach, but also a very realistic and pragmatic one as well. He finds that his actions will affect him somehow and affect a judgment greater than himself. The soliloquy allows for a close examination of the motives for the actions to follow the speech. The soliloquy is framed as an action with enough practicality to be
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This essay was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 3573 taught by Professor Rhsanford during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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