Analyse The Theme Of Justice And Injustice In Macbeth

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In the tragedy of Macbeth, there is much deception, murder, and sadness. It is very interesting how the story plays out with the many crimes Macbeth and his wife commit. They do get what they deserve, but not by the hand of a judge or a courtroom, and certainly not at the pace that they should have received their punishment. In Act I, Macbeth and Banquo had just returned from their battles against the invading armies of Ireland and Norway. Macbeth and Banquo then meet three witches who tell them that Macbeth is to be named Thane of Cawdor and eventually king of Scotland. As the story would have it, he is named Thane of Cawdor. Now here is where the evil comes into play. Macbeth invites King Duncan of Scotland to his castle to visit, and when he arrives, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth plot to kill the king while he is sleeping. Macbeth is hesitant about the whole scheme, but his wife pressures him and he caves in. That night, despite the guilt and vision of a bloody dagger, Macbeth murders the king. This is just the first of Macbeth’s many evil deeds. Many people would like to think that he would have been caught after the murder of a king… right? Wrong, he is never caught and this seems to give him a little push to do even more damage. This hopefully would not be the case in modern…show more content…
His death is justified because, he has killed 7 people! He is a serial killer, which in most states is punishable by death or lifetime in prison. In the final act, Macduff gives Macbeth the chance to confess his crimes and submit to authority. Macbeth however chooses immediate death, which is very similar in how today’s police and or courtroom works. The criminal can submit to the police and take his punishment, or he can fight back like Macbeth and suffer the same

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