Macbeth Power Hungry Analysis

Good Essays
Power-hungry Macbeth
Macbeth is a very compelling and twisted character to observe on a large-scale. His development as a main character can be a bit questionable as he went from relatively normal for his culture, to the point where he terrified and ruled Scotland with an iron fist. How did this one man go from waiting patiently for the crown, to going out and murdering everyone in his path to the crown? Through the progression of Macbeth’s motives, relationships, and emotions in this Shakespeare work, it can be determined that the want of power makes Macbeth into a disturbing, unreliable, psychopath. Macbeth changes throughout this story of his power grab towards being king. He went from a loving and friendly man to a cold-hearted and merciless killer to all who stand in his way. It didn’t
…show more content…
He was well known and seemingly loved by almost all the people he came across. Slowly, his relationships and strong bonds with people begin to deteriorate. “Besides, this Duncan hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been so clear in his great office, that his virtues will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against the deep damnation of his taking-off” (Shakespeare Act I Scene VII). Macbeth even begins to disregard the current king, through his reign has been good and beneficial to everyone. That doesn’t matter to him, he feels as if he will do better. Macbeth begin to feel as if the bonds and relationships were fake, so he turned against the people who supported him with little to no regret. He was solely focused on this motive of becoming king and gaining as much power as he can. For example, he ended up killing his best friend Banquo and almost killed Banquo’s son. This was all to try and prevent them from fulfilling the second part of the prophecy, Banquo’s descendants becoming king. His valuing of human life, even those close to him, disappear right before the reader or viewer’s
Get Access