How Does Power Change In Macbeth

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Everyone wants power and control. Power makes people feel irreplaceable and secure, like they can cut ways through life with power by controlling their surroundings and eliminating their enemies. Shakespeare's Macbeth shows how rapidly a person can be easily changed by a small taste of power and their strong desire for it afterwards. One of the characters, Macbeth, demonstrates to the audience how a righteous person in no time could become malicious. In the beginning of the play it is obvious that Macbeth is a loyal and patient person but once his desire of power gets heightened, he becomes greedy and malicious. His huge desire of power and many wrongdoings lead him to his downfall and death. As the play begins, Macbeth’s main traits of being …show more content…

The people of his country have started finding out his evilness and want it to end. As the king Duncan’s son and one of his subjects make an army to come to scotland and punish Macbeth for his wrongdoings, Macbeth is desperate to find a cure to his people since all he wanted was to have a throne and the people of his own country supporting him. He wants it to be cured badly that he would praise til the end of earth. This shows his desperation and strong wishes to have healthy country. As Macduff and Malcolm get to Scotland, macbeth thinks he’ll be safe because of the prophecies that the witches gave him. Once Macduff gets face to face with Macbeth, Macbeth’s world and hope falls apart and is shown when he says, “I will not yield, To kiss the ground before young Malcolm’s feet, And to be baited with the rabble’s curse.”( v. viii 27-29) Macbeth knowing he will be killed and faces the facts, he surrenders

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