What Is Macbeth's Motive For Power

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The Tragedy of Macbeth The tragedy of Macbeth is driven by a love for power and success. Power was a big deal in the era of Macbeth, everyone wanted to have it. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth played a big part is this novel, they both wanted to seek for power. The first time that Macbeth shows his motive for power is when he and his wife plot to kill King Duncan, so that Macbeth can be king. Macbeth's power struggle is the main plot of the story, but his chase for the throne also creates a power struggle within Macbeth. His wicked side appeared because Lady Macbeth pressured him to kill the king. Macbeth struggles with his conscience after his first murder. He later started seeing the ghost of one of his closest friends, Banquo, who Macbeth ask for

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