Greed In Macbeth

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The Future is downhill (A discussion of Messages and Themes form Macbeth Act 1 & 2) Everybody, during their life, has read that one book that’s all about greed and people doing unbelievable things to get what they want. For me Shakespeare’s play Macbeth was full that. “Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air” (1.1. 10-11) is a line from Macbeth that basically describes the entire play. This a play where good is bad, and bad is good. Macbeth is about two people who are overwhelmed by greed and end up killing innocent people to achieve their dreams and futures “bright”. Although Macbeth is bloody, unforgiving, backstabbing story, we can still learn valuable information about; trust, persuasion of the super natural, and greed just by reading its first two acts.…show more content…
Duncan, the king says it himself, “There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face. He was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust.” (1.4. 10-13). A fellow would think that Duncan would learn from his mistake and practice what he preached, in the fact that no one could be trusted. Instead the king finds the next great warrior of his and gives him trust and friendship. This is very ironic due to the fact that Duncan just gets backstabbed by Thane of Cawdor, whom he trusted immensely, and then goes to trust Macbeth in the same way. Macbeth had won the battle, in which involved gaining the king's

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