Macbeth I Want It All Analysis

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Macbeth is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, it is thought to have been performed during the early 1600’s. It demonstrates the harmful physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power.Throughout the play of Macbeth the reader is able to see common phrases that are comparable to those of this generation's music, more specifically act 1 to the song ‘I want it all’ by Queen.
Firstly, ‘I want it all’ by Queen relates to Macbeth’s ideas of killing King Duncan in act 1, scenes 3-5, it speaks of wanting all of something and doing whatever it takes to get it no matter what consequences that come from it. When Macbeth first learns of the prophecies to become future king his instinct is to kill the king and get him out of the way so he could gain all power. The song states "Gotta get me a future, get out of my way." , similarly this relates to Macbeth's quote " I am thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair.” (1.3.132-134), in this passage Macbeth is picturing how he will kill Duncan and when he will become king. Macbeth is thinking only about his future and is willing to push people out of his way in order to receive it. Queen declares for the listener to “get out of the way”, Macbeth does the same when killing Duncan he ‘gets him out of his way’ by killing him.
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The reader is able to see this through Macbeth’s contemplation on whether or not he should kill Duncan, Lady Macbeth's lust for power and Macbeth’s final yet selfish decision. The overall comparisons are able to demonstrate the harmful physical and psychological effects of power throughout a community. As a result, the reader can learn from both Queen and Shakespeare that one's evil pleasure and desires can be a result of one's destruction all

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