Macbeth Throne Quotes

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One of the reasons the throne holds the most power is the rewards and allure of the throne, one of the rewards of the throne is that Macbeth gets a title for himself, (Macbeth, 1,3,48-50) (‘’All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth thou shalt be king hereafter!’’) This quote is saying that Macbeth is going to be king, everyone wants to be respected and when Macbeth gets the title king he gets instant respect. Furthermore, it is hard to get famous but when Macbeth becomes king his name is in the History books instantly. Another reward and allure of the throne is being able to do what he wants including order people around. (3,2,126-7) (‘’We shall, My lord, Perform …show more content…

The bell invites me. Heat it not Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell’’) (2,2,14) ([enter Macbeth with bloody daggers] ‘’I have done the deed’’) with these quotes we see that Macbeth killed king Duncan. Although Macbeth had killed in a war he had not killed because he wants something that they have, Macbeth took a large jump from fallowing the king’s orders to committing treason by killing the king because he wants the throne. In addition, Macbeth feels threatened by Banquo and hires people to murder him(3,3,14-16) (“Tis Banquo’s then.” ” My lord his throat is cut that I did for him”) the desire to get and keep the throne changed Macbeth so much that he went from being Banquo’s best friend to wanting him dead, the throne demands that you change more and …show more content…

(2,1,32-33) (‘’Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?”) Meaning that Macbeth is seeing things that aren’t there. An overwhelming focus on power is damaging to mental health this is manifested in Macbeth by him seeing things that aren’t there. Because Macbeth was fixated on keeping the power of the throne he suspected treason everywhere. An additional way that a fixation on the power of the throne can affect the mind is insecurity, when Macbeth put so much time and effort into being king he wants to feel secure in his position (4,1,71-72) (“Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff! Beware the Thane of Fife!“) At this point Macbeth has gone to the weird sisters the second time, he demands more prophecies because he wants to feel more secure in his position. He asks who he should watch out for because he is trusting people less and suspecting them

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