Prior to deciding whether or not conflict is central to the dramatic development of MACBETH, one must consider all the dramatic factors that contribute to the Shakespearean play. The gradual decline of the protagonist , the role portrayed by characters and the order in which the events occur, greatly influence the direction in which the development of the play takes place. They announce the major theme of the play: appearances can be deceptive. There is a constant use of light and dark imagery which is used by the protagonist , MACBETH and his wife to express their motives and deeds.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The Conflicts in Macbeth In literature, a struggle between two opposing forces is called a conflict. Conflicts in literature move the plot along and keep the audience interested. Conflict is used by Shakespeare in almost all of his plays. He uses multiple conflicts leading to the major conflict in his plays. Conflict is introduced in the rising action, faced head on in the climax, starts to work itself out in the falling action and then is resolved in the resolution.
His guilt is constantly undermining his ambition because he knows he broke the cycle of nature. He was not meant to be king but forced it. His refusal to accept that he will never be at peace and that his guilt is for the benefit of the future kings incites him to try and keep his power. Before he was about kill the king he Macbeth was having doubts and his guilt was eating at him.