Nature Of Power In Macbeth

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Today, the issue of the corruptive nature of power is an important one, as seen in our current presidential election. This issue is also present in the book Macbeth by William Shakespeare. We chose to do a children's picture book in order to illustrate the theme of the destruction nature of power, using specific characters and parts of scenes. With focus on the main character, Macbeth, and minor characters such as Lady Macbeth, Banquo, and Duncan, it allows us to devote most of the book to the characters that affected and were affected by power the most. We actually included every scene within the play in a condensed format so that we could keep all of the negative aspects of power while still keeping it accessible to children. We also chose to focus on the specific parts of scenes that illustrated the evolution of who is in power, how they got there, and how they acted when they were in power. Macbeth is a very complex play with many different characters and themes, which can be hard to follow. By doing a children’s book, we were able to express the corruptive nature of power, and…show more content…
Further, we focused on important parts of scenes, including where someone was killed, planning to kill, or someone’s personality changing. Throughout most of these scenes, Macbeth is the one planning to kill as well as the one in power, along with lady Macbeth. The play shows how Macbeth did anything he could to get power and try and secure his place and how Lady Macbeth was a main factor in his decisions to act as he did. In the kids book we showed that while Macbeth was very hesitant to kill someone, Lady Macbeth was very intent on him committing the murder so she could become queen. Lady Macbeth is so insistent that she even says to Macbeth, “ Leave all the rest to me(I:VI, 86).” This shows the great extent of her drive, and that all she wanted was to be queen and would do anything to get
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