Concept Of Power In Macbeth

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The concept of power is discussed within the play by using strong symbolism to show authority through the characters of Macduff, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. After reading a letter from her spouse, Lady Macbeth has a thought about murdering King Duncan letting Macbeth become king. She then realises that she has to “unsex” herself and “take my milk for gall” so she is able to help her Husband, Macbeth to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth believed that her “keen knife see not the wound it makes” will happen and she will be powerful if she shows more manhood. Lady Macbeth also states that not killing Duncan would be letting yourself “live like a coward in thine own esteem” and losing your power as a man. Macbeth agrees and goes to kill Duncan. In the time

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