The Power Of Power In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Macbeth is a Shakespearean tragedy that tells about a man’s rise and downfall to and from power, respectively. It is filled with ideas of supernatural beings, magic, and fate. These ideas play a major role in Macbeth’s behavior and actions. Macbeth is repeatedly influenced by the witches and his wife in this tragedy. He tries to stop his actions, but they have complete psychological control over him. While many believe that Macbeth is a ruthless and evil man, is it possible that he is simply being controlled by supernatural forces and his wife’s desire to have power? Everyone has done something they regret in their lifetime in order to get to the top. Macbeth is a normal man who happens to destroy his entire country based on the prophecies of three twisted sisters and the influence of his wife and her desire for power. Macbeth is heavily influenced by the witches in this play. Banquo and Macbeth meet the twisted sisters in ActⅠScene 3, and they disclose to them that Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and eventually king. The witches vanish, and Ross enters and says, “And for an earnest of a greater honor, he bade me, from him, call thee Thane of Cawdor. In which addition, hail, most worthy Thane, it is Thine” (Shakespeare 1.3.109-112). Now that he is officially named, Thane of Cawdor, he “knows” the
Wilson 2 witches were telling the truth, he is ready to be king. This creates issues when Duncan later declares Malcolm as the next king. Macbeth sends a letter to his wife
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