Macbeth Power And Violence Analysis

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Shakespeare’s Macbeth exhibits the intriguing themes and concepts of violence and power. The play is based around the central character Macbeths and his miscalculation whilst attempting to gain power and to be king of Scotland. The theme of violence permeates the play and all the characters use violence to their own gains. The obsession of power can lead to the downfall of many characters. Though these themes, the characters of Macbeth are driven to the point of destruction. The use of violence in Macbeth is evident with all characters applying to their own advantages. The theme of violence protrudes throughout the play causing the annihilation of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and for numerous other characters. Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth in a violent act to kill the king of Scotland Duncan to benefit herself as queen of Scotland and Macbeth as king. At the beginning of Act 1 Scene 3 the ‘Thunder’ that is used highlights the technique of pathetic fallacy and highlights the inner turmoil of the characters. It mirrors the chaos of the thinking and decisions. The thunder also foreshadows the outcome…show more content…
Though the intriguing themes and concepts of violence and power we see the debacle of vital characters. Due to the violence we see that protrudes throughout the play we see the casualty Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, the king Duncan and many other characters. The violence in the play changes the characters and allows us to see them for who they really are. Due to the delusion for power the character of Macbeth we see the lack of control and the desire and compassion to do anything for power. Though Macbeth we can see that power in the wrong hands and violence being used can cause the disruption of natural order and the greed due to power destroys lives. Though the themes of violence and power we see how Shakespeare’s explore interesting themes and

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