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Duncan: What he hath lost, noble Macbeth has won
(Act I, scene iii)
Because of his bravery in battle Macbeth is honored by the King.
Macbeth: Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and make my seated heart knock at my ribs, against the use of nature?  Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.  My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical shakes so my single state of man that function is smothered in surmise, nothing is but what is not.
(Act 1 Scene iii?
Macbeth starts to have murderous thoughts.

Macbeth: Stars, hid your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires...
(Act 1 Scene iv)

Macbeth sees Malcolm as a threat to what he now takes seriously as his destiny to become King of Scotland; he wants the stars to hide their fires least they reveal his dark and deadly purpose or intent to kill King Duncan.

Macbeth: I am in blood stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o'er.
(Act III Scene iv)

I have killed so many and am so covered in blood that I can no longer turn back.

Malcolm: This tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tongues, was once thought honest: you have lov'd him well.
(Act IV Scene iii)

Macbeth who is now a very evil man, was once good and had our love and respect.

*Prentice Hall Literature