what are some exampes that macbeths displayed loyalty? how he started out loyal in the beginning of the play and progressively isn't anymore.
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He starts out being loyal to Duncan and the troops that he commands. He is loyal to his friends (Banquo and Macbeth) and he wants to be loyal to his family. As time passes, he changes and is only loyal to his drive to power. Eventually he leaves his wife out of the plans for his making sure that he will be the one whose children will rule in the kingdom. His loyalty is limited; even after he is king, he spies on the noblemen in their houses and hires murderers to kill Banquo.
“No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest: go pronounce his present death, and with his former title greet Macbeth.”
(Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 63-65)
“For Brave Macbeth - well he deserves that name - ”
(Act I, Scene 2, Line 16)
"The service and the loyalty I owe, In doing it, pays itself. Your highness' part is to receive our duties; and our duties are to your throne and state, children and servants; which do but what they should, by doing everything safe toward your love and honour."
(Act 1, Scene 4)