Examples Of Manipulation In Macbeth

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Macbeth Literary Essay

According to some of the earliest biblical data, manipulation is one of the earliest references of natural human Impulse. The classic ‘Adam and Eve’ is seen to be a prime example of individual manipulation. Manipulation is typically seen only as negative and only benefits the originator. Manipulation is usually a skillful act and can lead down a destructive path for the participant. First, Lady Macbeth influenced Macbeth to kill Duncan. Secondly, the witches mentally manipulated Macbeth into doing and thinking bad things. Finally, Macbeth Manipulated two men to think Banquo was an evil being. In this piece of literature, Shakespeare uses the classic old age form of manipulation to draw reference to the natural human
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Macbeth wrongly convinced two men that Banquo was responsible for all of Scotland’s poverty. Macbeth is seen to be a very greedy man, and through these actions, he shows that he will go to any length to maintain his power as a king. “Know that it was he, in the times past, which held you so under fortune, which you thought had been our innocent self. This I made good to you in our last conference,” (III, I, 79-83) in the lines Macbeth is talking to the two murderers making it seem like Banquo was the heart and root of all the problems they had. Macbeth not only manipulated the two men but lied, not telling them the real reason he wanted Banquo dead. Macbeth figured that since Banquo was with him when the witches were telling him the prophecies he would soon be able to figure out that Macbeth took the chance to kill Duncan and become king. “Thou hast it now: King, Cawdor, Glamis, all, as the weird women promised, and I fear thou play'dst most foully for't”(III, I, 1-3) In this quote Banquo goes to explain that he has it all, and that Macbeth had cheated to get into the position he was in. As Banquo says “Thou played’st most foully for’t” Macebth started to plot his plan so that no one else can know about the real way he became king. Macbeths worry that Banquo’s blood line would rein one day, based on the prophecies told by the witches, made Macbeth act further on his plan to…show more content…
First, Lady Macbeth uses her advantage over Macbeth to make him kill Duncan. Second, the witches use their prophecies to destroy intrude Macbeths thoughts. Lastly, Macbeth uses false information to convince two men to kill
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