Role Of Corruption In Macbeth

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Corruption is the abuse of power for personal gain. In Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Macbeth, Macbeth’s corruption is caused by the intervention of the weird sisters. Macbeth’s mind was corrupted by the witches. The witches drive Macbeth’s ambition by foretelling his fate, by helping Fleance escape and creation of the apparitions. In Macbeth the witches act as an unnatural spirit in a natural play, who provide Macbeth with his prophecy. “All hail, Macbeth, Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!. All hail, Macbeth, Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!. All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter.” (Shakespeare, 1.3.48-50). This is the first time, Macbeth is introduced to the unnatural in the play. The prophecies by the three witches are strange to Macbeth,…show more content…
He realized that no one is not born of woman and so he does not worry about what the first apparition told Macbeth. He does not take the warning seriously. “Be lion-mettled, proud, and take no care Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are: Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill Shall come against him” (Shakespeare, 4.1.94-98). Listening to the third apparition as a threat he takes it as a something that will boast his confidence even more. He does not take this as a warning and believes that he is going to be king forever and that woods cannot move and that he will be the king until he dies. Macduff, lit up the Great Birnam woods on fire and moved along with it. Making it seem the Great Birnam woods were coming forward. Macbeth saw this and feared due to the weird sisters prophecy coming true. Macduff and Macbeth get in a battle. Macbeth stating that “no man born of woman” could hurt him. Macduff stating that “Despair thy charm, and let the angel whom thou still hast served tell thee, Macduff was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped.” (Shakespeare, 5.8.14-16). This is when Macbeth realizes he is going to be defeated and Macduff kills Macbeth and places the rightful person on the

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