Macbeth Dbq

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How would you feel or react to a society where you really had to fight or be killed to be king or queen? The book Macbeth by Shakespeare contains a plot that is very similar to the question I just asked you. Macbeth was a general at the time when three witches, the weird sisters reveal a prophecy to him. The witches reveal that he would become King of Scotland one day. The prophecy messes with Macbeth wife’s head so much that she gives the idea to Macbeth of killing the former king, King Duncan. Macbeth follows through with the killing of the king. After the death of King Duncan and many other enemies, Macbeth takes the throne for himself. Shakespeare was a believer in the order of the universe, this causes the book to be based on the Elizabeth order of the universe where God is above everyone and…show more content…
Banquo says, “I fear thou play’ds most foully for’t” (Act 3 sc 1 lines 2-3). I feel that Banquo is seeing that Macbeth is getting everything that he wants and Banquo is noticing that it’s out of the ordinary and he ends up getting suspicious of Macbeth. Macbeth notices that Banquo is getting suspicious of him. Also, the weird sister told Macbeth that one of Banquo sons is going to be king one day. Macbeth doesn’t like the idea of both of these, so Macbeth hires murderers to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance. When Banquo and Fleance arrive at the murder, Banquo tells Fleance, “Fly, good Fleance, Fly, fly, fly!”(Act 3 sc. 3 lines 17) because he knows what’s already going to happen. Banquo dies and Fleance escapes and disappears in this act because Banquo was suspicious of Macbeth’s actions. Macbeth’s decision on killing Banquo was an immoral decision because they were really good friends at one point. Macbeth’s actions were influenced by his Lady Macbeth and the weird sisters in my opinion. He was influenced by them because he wanted to prove that he would do whatever he had to stay

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