Greed Quotes In Macbeth

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Greed, death and regret. These are just some of the major emotions going on in Macbeth’s mind during his play. When the play starts, three witches tell Macbeth that he will be king as he is returning from a victorious battle. When he returns the current king of Scotland acknowledges his bravery in battel and commends him. Macbeth then invites the king to his own castle and the king accepts. Macbeth arrives at his castle before the king and tells his wife of what happened. She tells him to kill the king that night but Macbeth is reluctant. When the king arrives, he is welcomed and made comfortable. That night when he goes to sleep, Lady Macbeth beguiles the guards into getting drunk and Macbeth continues to question whether he should kill …show more content…

He starts killing anyone he suspects will betray him, including his best friend, Banquo, and Banquo’s son, Fleance. However, Fleance escapes. The king’s sons flee to England and Ireland. Macbeth soon visits the three witches again and makes them to show him the truth of prophecies. To answer his questions they conjure up ghosts, each one tells a prediction or a further prophesy. One of them, a bloody child, tells him that nobody born of man can kill him. He feels safe because of this and because another of the apparitions tells him that he will be safe until the Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane hill, which Macbeth knows is impossible. He then receives word that one of the king’s generals, Macduff, is fleeing to England. Macbeth then sends killers to wipe out Macduff’s entire family and his castle. When Macduff hears that his family was killed he is grief ridden and enraged. He and his forces join an army that one of the king’s sons had gathered to march upon Macbeth’s castle in Dunsinane along with others who opposed Macbeth. While they were encamped in the Birnam Wood, the soldiers are ordered to cut down and carry tree limbs as camouflage. They then advance on Macbeth’s

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