Power Hungry Macbeth Analysis

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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
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This obsession grew at an alarmingly quick rate, due to outside influence from the prophecy and his wife, which ended up creating an unhealthy obsession which put many in danger. “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.”(Shakespeare Act I Scene VII) His motives went from simply wanting the crown, to wanting all the power he can gather, killing anyone who stood in his way. It went to the point where he let nothing stop him to the very end of his life from gaining as much power as he…show more content…
Macbeth has points within his story that pushed him to make the decisions he did. We can begin with his wife pushing him to start off on this crazy murder spree to secure the crown. When she wants him to stop, he doesn’t. We can also consider the visions and hallucinations he had, these often reminded him of the deeds he did, or even pointed him to this deed he needed to complete. Combine these things together with all the people he’s killed and his obsession with power, you get many corrupted emotions. He often tried to shut them out leading to his very cold-hearted and ruthless nature at the
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