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For a Macbeth essay "How is bravery presented in Macbeth"

I have wrote 1 paragraph: Shakespeare presents Macbeth as a brave and courageous character by allowing the Sergeant to heap praise upon him before he is even introduced to the audience. The first lines uttered about Macbeth are: “For brave Macbeth—well he deserves that name—Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, Which smoked with bloody execution, Like valor’s minion carved out his passage, Till he faced the slave; Which ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, Till he unseamed him from the nave to th' chops And fixed his head upon our battlements.”. The sergeant ‘s description of him as brave in one of the first lines will show just how he is considered by the sergeant. The immediacy of his bravery is made clear in the later lines of the quote as he “carved out his passage” to the enemy rebel. This would be incredibly dangerous but his bravery is shown to be unrestricted by anything. So the audience knows that Macbeth is presented as a brave character.

I am stumped as this is the only way bravery is presented. He is not presented as brave at all later on

Any help?

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  1. I never read this play! However, you can find good help and explanations by means of www.sparknotes.com/lit and www.shmoop.com

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