Death And Savagery In William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Alyssa Latham

Mrs. Cross

Honors English 12

6 March 2018

A story of death and savagery describes the “Tragedy of Macbeth.” by William Shakespeare. This legendary story follows a man’s ruthless actions, in order to carry out the prophecy put before him. Macbeth’s horrid actions are escalated from the prophecy, of him becoming king, from three witches(1.3.48-50). The third witch brings the inviting line to Macbeth when she says, “All hail, Macbeth,that shalt be king hereafter”(1.3.50)! This implies that Macbeth will become king, even though there is currently a great king who everyone adores.Macbeth realizes that the only way for them to become royal is through the murder of King Duncan and his sons. Macbeth immediately sends his wife, Lady Macbeth, a letter hidden with murderous innuendos. Lady Macbeth agrees with their plan to become royal. Throughout Macbeth, Macbeth commits unspeakable crimes and is feared by many. Though Macbeth was the one slaughtering all the people,Lady Macbeth is more to blame. This is because of her savage, and disturbed mind throughout all the murders committed by Macbeth.

The first moment of disturbance seen within Lady Macbeth was her call upon evil spirits. The action of murder prompted her to call upon the evil spirits to remove her weakness and woman like qualities. She wants to be ruthless during the murders, she says “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness”(1.5.13-14), this is where she

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