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Macbeth's Change During William Shakespeare's Play In William ShakespeareÂ´s "Macbeth", the crowd witnesses one manÂ´s is overriding ambitions resulting in consequences for himself and those around him. From the play that the main character is heavily influenced and persuaded by outside forces, particularly the supernatural and the immense dream of Lady Macbeth. In Act I, Shakespeare set the scene for what's to prove the pivotal part of the drama, the passing of King Duncan. Therefore, through act one of the audienceÂ´s perception of Macbeth changes entirely. The character who entered the stage at the beginning is, in the opinion of the crowd, completely different individual from the character at the end of this first action. He transforms himself by a man of profound morality and honesty to a person who's ready to kill the sovereign king. Even before Macbeth himself looks on stage, he is discussed in admiring terms from the king and the kingÂ´s eldest son 'MalcolmÂ´. They speak of Macbeth in such glowing terms following his current successes in the battle, whilst at the service of this King. In act I scene 2 a captain clarifies how Macbeth murdered McDonald in battle. McDonald is a traitor and this further elevates his prestige amongst the king and his followers. "Captain: â$¦ but alls overly weak, for courageous Macbeth where he deserves that name-" (I.I.I5-I6) In hearing Macbeth had been described in these praise worthy stipulations, Shakespeare drives the audience to observe the lead character with the highest regard. Macbeth comes across as an honest, obedient and many faithful servant to the king. Shakespeare wrote in acceptance of th...