Macbeth's Demise Analysis

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The Demise of Macbeth Today, I am here to prove the pure evilness of Macbeth. Although Macbeth turned out to be a gruesome killer, he was not always that heartless. He was once a brave soldier who received many rewards from the king; such as, he was named thane of Cawdor soon after the defeat of Macdonwald. Unfortunately for Macbeth, anxiousness, persuasion, and the obsession of power overtook him and turned him into a monster, who received what he deserved at the end of the tragedy. As I characterize and prosecute Macbeth, keep in mind the motive behind the evil acts. The crimes committed by Macbeth were committed out of selfish ambition and poor decision making skills. This evil murderer deserves to be prosecuted. The journey began when…show more content…
Together, the two drugged the guards and slaughtered King Duncan. Unfortunately for the pair, there was a flaw in the plan, the guards woke up too early; therefore, Macbeth was forced to kill the guards for concealment of the horrendous crime. After the death of King Duncan, Macbeth was crowned king of Scotland. Although he was now king, he was still not satisfied. The mental state of King Macbeth quickly declined. He became fearful that Banquo might try to take the throne from him for his sons. In order to protect the throne, Macbeth believed he must also kill Banquo. Although this time, he was not going to commit the crime with his own hands. Macbeth hired three murderers to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance. However, the plan that Banquo had created did not go as expected. The murderers successfully murdered Banquo, but Fleance managed to escape. After the murder of Banquo, Macbeth agreed to visit the witches one last time. During the course of the visit with the witches, they provided him with three apparitions. In the first apparition, the witches intensely warned Macbeth to beware of Macduff. “FIRST APPARITION. Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! beware Macduff;\ Beware the thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough (IV.1.71-72).” In the second apparition, he was told that he cannot be harmed by a person born of a…show more content…
(IV.1.90-94) The final victim of Macbeth was the family of Macduff. Macduff became a traitor of Macbeth and fled to England. This act angered Macbeth; therefore, he rehired the previous three murderers to slaughter Macduff’s wife and child. After Macduff received the news of his slain family, he decided to end the reign of Macbeth at once. Macbeth went into battle with full confidence to defeat him. Unfortunately for him, confidence was not the key to his victory. He was slain by Macduff and the reign of terror by Macbeth was forever ended. In today’s justice system, Macbeth would most likely be classified under the mentally ill category. I do not believe this to be true. This classification is used too often as an excuse to committing terrible acts of hatred. In Macbeth’s case, he was fully aware of the act he was committing. Yes I agree that he was not mentally stable at his death, but when he made the decision to murder Duncan he was fully capable of making the right decision. Macbeth did not weigh the consequences of his actions before they were committed, and this ultimately cost him his

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