Abuse Of Power In Macbeth

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Power is the ability to control or influence people to act in a certain way. However power is mostly known for its relationship to corruption. In the Elizabethan tragedy, “Macbeth”, William Shakespeare explores the theme “power” by believing that power is anyone’s desire, by developing the personality of several characters throughout the play. Power is a key theme, which is very significant throughout the play, with the use of the witches and Lady Macbeth, which powerfully control Macbeth’s life. This dominant theme is emphasized throughout the whole play, demonstrating that, power is not always in the correct owner. Throughout this essay, we will explore lady Macbeth and the witches’ power over Macbeth, leading him to immoral decisions, which lead to death. The main character of this tragedy is Macbeth. Macbeth is a loyal Scottish general who is…show more content…
Macbeth was brave and noble in defence for his king. However he meets a group of witches who display his future, "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." (1,3,50-53) This was how lady Macbeth was aware of the prophecies, which made her understand that there was a chance that Macbeth could murder Duncan, so the prophecies could be fulfilled, and her wish of being a queen to also fulfil. Now that Macbeth knows about his future, he becomes obsessed with him being crowned as king. Therefore, he commits a serious act of betrayal, where he kills the king, who has always loved him. This proves that Macbeth’s life since now is being influenced by the witches, making him change from a honourable man, to a murder with no moral to his actions. However the witches to once again show their power, weren’t just going to let him reign, instead, they had a better plan that would benefit

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