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Macbeth Essay

  • Submitted by: maxzen6
  • on February 27, 2011
  • Category: Shakespeare
  • Length: 712 words

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The events taken in Shakespeare’s Macbeth written by William Shakespeare shows life lessons Good v. Evil. In the beginning of the story Macbeth is a goodwill person who is for the people. His wife Lady Macbeth is opposite, she is more ruthless, and more ambitious and is fully aware of this so she takes advantage of the situation and so she pushes him. Macbeth and Banquo’s encounter with the witches which would soon create two conflicts. Lady Macbeth speeches to Macbeth about killing King Duncan so he could seize the crown.   Following each murder Shakespeare’s Macbeth became less of himself and became disloyal to his people who then turn against him, eventually karma paid him a visit ending his life.
Macbeth’s motivations to kill King Duncan was for multiple reason. First reason is so his kids could be king.   And at the same time his wife pushed him into doing it.   Macbeth was insecure about killing Duncan. His wife had to convince him to kill him, motivating him by the power he would possess later. Macbeth later regrets killing Duncan, and feels remorse and pity for what he has done.   The first murder is done for power, its personal, and he is compelled and unwilling to commit it. And now Macbeth made a commitment of the point of not returning which after Macbeth is forced to continue bashing on his subjects to avoid the consequences of his crime.   “Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep” (Act 2 Scene 2 line 34 pg. 323).
The second murder is Banquo and the rest of his family. He needs them killed because they know too much, and Banquos children are in the prophecy for the throne. Macbeth, instead, sends out murderers to do the deed. Though this time, Lady Macbeth does not know about it. Macbeth wants it to be done quickly, and he's impatient and insecure that it won't be done right. That’s why he sends a 3rd murderer out to reinforce it.   The murder is done for his insecurity of retaining power, it’s impersonal, and rash.   At this point he feels supernatural...

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