The Position Of Power Revealed In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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In the position of power, people are often driven off the deep side. Sane goes to crazy, and crazy goes to schizophrenia. There are many real world and fictional examples such as, Julius Cesar and Maleficent, who were great leaders at a point but then driven to be nefarious. If you are filled with power you provoke yourself more than anyone else, you act first and make sure things happen, and being superior; you distance yourself. The accommodation that ignited the power to consume Macbeth was the witches praising him by saying , “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!” (I. iii. 50), “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (I. iii. 51). Weather Macbeth was actually changed by the new power he entrapped; he intentionally chose evil by, assassinating King Duncan, ordering the execution of Banquo and Fleance, and pursuing the previsions of the three witches. As Macbeth and Banquo approach the witches, they begin to praise Macbeth for being courageous and loyal to his country during the war. Macbeth was thane of Glamis , but not the thane of Cawdor and definitely not the …show more content…

Macbeth wrote a letter addressed to his wife telling her the recent events in his life, Lady Macbeth wants to take the crown just as much as Macbeth does, or more. While Kind Duncan visits Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth plans to have him kill the king. She tells him, “Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under’t.” (I. vi. 67-68). He should look like an innocent flower, greeting the king with a welcoming expression, but be the snake hiding under the petals. Once Macbeth decided to listen to his wife and get the deed done he chooses evil over good. Feels wrong and a traitor, Macbeth also feels different at that moment because he is now something he is not. He controlled death, something that should not be controlled by

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