Influence Of Power In Macbeth

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Since the Macbeth’s wanted power so badly, they use excessive amount of force to get what they want causing them to lose themselves in their inner evil. In the play, Macbeth, the corrupting influence of power can cause people like the Macbeth’s to do acts they wouldn’t normally do. After hearing that the Macbeth’s could become king and queen, they plan on doing something treacherous. First, Macbeth was very loyal to Duncan, he would fight till the death for him. At the beginning, Macbeth would demonstrate bravery such as killing traitors but when he learned he might become king that’s when it went downhill. When Duncan is asleep, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are conspiring of killing Duncan. “If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well…show more content…
When Macbeth goes to the witches, "Answer me to what I ask you", the witches say "speak. Demand. We'll answer". They show him apparitions that give grave news about Macduff causing him to go to "The castle of Macduff I will surprise, Seize upon Fife, give to th’ edge o’ th’ sword,His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls"(4.1.171-173). The unnatural witches are telling Macbeth about his fate, which then causes him to think irrationally and want to kill Macduff. The corrupt influence of power causes Macbeth to want to kill him because before, he wasn’t even thinking about killing him but now he is. "Then live, Macduff; what need I fear of thee?”(4.1.93). Macbeth was told by the witches that no man of women born will kill him, which makes him unnatural, is asking the witches why he has to fear Macduff because he was born from a women. The corrupting influence of power clouds Macbeth because even though the witch es say to fear Macduff, e still goes and attempts to kill him.the doctor and the gentlewomen are talking about Lady Macbeth's condition, Lady Macbeth walks in Sleep walking talking about "What, will these hands ne’er be clean? No more o’ that, my lord, no more o’ that. You mar all with this starting."(5.1.45-47) and "Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand."(5.1.53-55) to show that she finds herself guilty of the death of Macduff's wife and all the other people She and Macbeth has killed. When she says will these hands ne'er be clean, she saying will she never be forgiven for those she has killed to be become king and queen such as Duncan, Banquo and now, Macduff’s wife, children and servants. The corrupting influence of power corrupted her so much that now she is feeling

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