Greed In Macbeth

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One of Shakespeare’s most extravagant and tragic play is Macbeth. The beginning is the creepiest, with the 3 evil witch sisters casting a spell upon Macbeth : “Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air.”(Scene 1 Act 1) This scene becomes the basis of the spooky factor throughout the play. The witches are thwarting Macbeth’s success by making him greedy. Soon the King gives Macbeth the title ‘thane of Cawdor’ when the injured Sergeant notifies him of the valiant deeds that caused the war to change direction, and Ross informs him about the thane of Cawdor accepting his traitorous deeds. In the next scene Macbeth falls prey of the witches and is misled into thinking their prophecies are true. They are at a certain level,…show more content…
An hallucination of a knife is showing him the way to commit a great crime: "A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?" His brain has generated this image because, his mind know's that, what he is about to do is wrong. But his level of determination, infused with his wife's encouragement is enough for him to kill an ethical person that has never done harm to him or his loved ones. Once he kills the King, he enters a state of being paranoid. He is afraid of everything. Mostly of his hands because the blood that stains them is to great for him to bear. Macbeth hears people saying, " God bless us", and another saying," Amen"(Scene 2 Act 2) His wife tells him that there is no need to worry because they're greatest obstacle has been passed. Macbeth knows what he did is the most tyrannical act, possible of being committed by a Christ-serving man. He is super paranoid and now can hear strange things. He's hallucinating, and the guilt is burning him. Now, even his lady's comforting words are of no use. Macduff comes to visit his master and is greeted by a drunk porter, who explains to him the things that a drink provokes. Macbeth meets Macduff and tells him that the King has not awoken. But Macduff himself checks on his King

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