Through one act of "Macbeth", Macbeth is praised for his ability to conquer, kill, lead his army to victory. He wins the battle, but doesn't take any credit for himself, and praises Duncan by showing complete loyalty to him. However, at home, he takes off some of his mask and lets himself be influenced by his wife, Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth, who is ambitious and driven, controls him and exposes him as weaker than her. Macbeth allows his wife too speak into and tell lies in his ear. While he is very vicious and powerful on the battle field, he is tender, innocent, and caring on the inside, but has those qualities abused by his wife.
Macbeth's personality differs greatly on the battlefield versus at home with his wife. On the battlefield, Macbeth is all about the action, he is the guy you can rely on to get the job done no matter how high and or hard the consequences may seem. Through the report of the Captain, the readers are shown the great strength, valor, and loyalty of Macbeth and how highly his peers look up to him and how he presents himself. But when Macbeth is behind the closed door of his home he is the kind, caring, providing husband he should be which henceforth brings the chastising of his wife who forevermore emasculates Macbeth. This in turn influences Macbeth to subconsciously entertain scenarios of "proving his masculinity" and proving he is not what his wife suspects. But this only happens because of his drastically different attitude at home versus on the battlefield in which his wife never witnesses him and leads her to corrupt his mind with thoughts of "apparent worth".
Macbeth seems to change into a different person entirely when he is off and on the battlefield. When fighting a war, Macbeth is a feared, and well respected general, and he acts and speaks accordingly. He has a good amount of confidence in his abilities as a warrior, and is not afraid to show that confidence during battle. However, even with this form of confidence, he never seems to glorify himself. He basically lets his fighting and results do the talking for him. He shows a humble side, giving credit of victories on the battlefield to his men, and King Duncan, and they return the compliments to him. When Macbeth is at home, behind close doors, he seems to change. HIs thoughts drift to him being the King of Scotland, and everyone praising him. He seems to call back his statements about King Duncan, showing that he knows that it was truly himself that one the war.
Macbeth's personality on the battlefield and at home are polar opposites. On the battlefield Macbeth is a brave warrior and strong leader. While in battle, Macbeth is all in and ready to go. He is willing, humble, driven, and reliable. His confidence is essential to his success. While at home, the role is switched. He goes along with and is greatly influenced by Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth uses her verbal power to gain power and control over Macbeth. While Macbeth is powerful and dominant on the battlefield, his softer and less dominant role comes out during his time at home under his wife's influence.
When Macbeth is on the battlefield he is a brave leader who knows that with every war comes death and injuries. On the battlefield, Macbeth is ready and willing to go out and kill his opponents. However, when Macbeth is off the battlefield he is not as confident.This could be because when he is at home, he is expected to be more civilized and he does have his wife to reign him in a bit. Macbeth does very well in the beginning to separate his warrior life from his noble life, and as the book goes on we can see that the sides start to mix into an equilibrium.