Corruption Of Power In Macbeth

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Because Macbeth’s and Lady Macbeth’s decision to murder Duncan, Both face the guilt of the power they abused portrays on the shadows that reflect on them as well as the natural consequences they will face. During the first half of the play, Lady Macbeth expresses her unnatural feelings and this is demonstrated through the corruption of power when she want’s to hire people to kill Duncan because she thinks that Macbeth is too scared. At first, when Lady Macbeth hinted “Their drenchèd natures lies as in a death”(1.7.78). This demonstrates that Lady Macbeth is characterizing corruption of power due to the fact that she want's to kill Duncan, therefore she can be queen of cawdor while Macbeth is king. Countering to how Lady …show more content…

In addition, When Gentlewoman mentions “ I have seen her rise from her bed, throw her nightgown upon her, unlock her closet, take forth paper, fold it, write upon ’t, read it, afterwards seal it, and again return to bed; yet all this while in a most fast sleep”(5.5.4-9). This demonstrates that Lady Macbeth is characterized by the power of guilt owed to the fact that she forced Macbeth to kill Duncan. To add with how Lady Macbeth wanted Duncan dead, Macbeth is no different. When Macbeth mentions that he is guilty by saying "Of all men else I have avoided thee. But get thee back. My soul is too much charged With blood of thine already"(5.8.5-7). This illustrates that Macbeth as well is characterizing the power of guilt because when he gained all the power in cawdor he went around killing whoever he wanted to kill by saying he is charged with blood. Therefore, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s guilt of Lady Macbeth forcing Macbeth to kill Duncan and Macbeth after killing Duncan goes around killing who ever he wants, puts both of them in a phase of guilt at is demonstrated

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