Macbeth Lost Control Quotes

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Macbeth Lost Control There are often people in this world that can never have enough or always want what they can’t have. Are you one of those people? In Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Macbeth three witches tell the Scottish general Macbeth that he will be King of Scotland. Encouraged by his wife, Macbeth kills the king, becomes the new king, and kills more people out of paranoia. Civil war erupts to overthrow Macbeth, resulting in more death. Macbeth was the problem with the whole story because of his actions of trying to control the future and bury the past. Macbeth tries to control the future by killing the King in hopes of becoming the new King. He also kills Banquo and his son Fleance. He believed that the deaths of others might help his motives. Macbeth states, “And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood… Now o’er the one half world nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abused the curtained sleep” (Act I, Scene 1, Lines 31-65). In this quote we see evidence of Macbeth's motive in killing the king. His goal was to become king, and by killing the current king, he believed he would accomplish his wish to become king himself. …show more content…

Within the storyline Macbeth orders Banquo's death because it is suspected that Banquo believes Macbeth did something dangerous. Macbeth tries to hide the act by setting up and framing the guards. In the play his wife says, “Simply wash your hands of your guilt and wrong doings”. These both support the idea that Macbeth goes to extreme lengths to bury his past, whether by the request of his wife, or for himself. While Banquo is being murdered by the people Macbeth set out for him, he says, “ O treachery, fly good Fleance , Fly, Fly, Fly! Thou mayst revenge o slave!”(Act III, Scene III, Lines 1-21). These are Banquo's final words as he is dying to the murderers that Macbeth has hired for his

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