Macbeth Theme Of Loyalty

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Loyal is devotion and faithfulness for a cause to make in life for someone you trust while disloyal is showing the absence of allegiance and being false-hearted to someone you barely know in life. In Macbeth by William Shakespeare uses the theme as dramatic device throughout the play to prove each characters loyalty and disloyalty. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, loyalty and disloyalty are demonstrated through characters' greed, faith, and ambition.
As the play progresses the theme of loyalty is remarkably evident through Macbeth faith on King Duncan. Macbeth starts off at the beginning of the play by being extremely loyal to his king and his country and this is shown in the first act where Macbeth goes off to fight for the king to kill the traitor, The Thane of Cawdor.
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In his greed, or desire to fulfill the prophecy, Macbeth murders several people, including King Duncan and Macbeth’s own friend Banquo. As he is trying to talk himself out of murder, he says, “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o’er leaps itself and falls on the other” ,(Act 1 Scene 7 Shakespeare 62). Then Macbeth realizes that greed is his only motivator, yet he continues to pursue the thrown. The theme ambition plays a big role in Macbeth testing Macbeth disloyalty. Macbeth said to himself, “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires”, (Act 1 Scene 4 Shakespeare 48) “Stars, hide your fires” is personification. The “Stars” are being asked to give Macbeth darkness, so no one can see his “black and deep desires” is a metaphor, because the thoughts are not literally dark, but he is saying that they (black and deep desires) are dark because they are evil and Macbeth needs to be king. Macbeth describes his ambition as being “black and deep desires,” which makes it sounds well, wrong and his ambition force him into action doing things irrelevant by believing on the witches prophecy, which lead him to his
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