How Does Shakespeare Promote Violence In Macbeth

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In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, violence is intwined within masculinity. All deaths and violent acts involve the presence of men. Starting from the second scene when the captain speaks of Macbeth, “ But all’s too weak,For brave Macbeth—well he deserves that name—Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, Which smoked with bloody execution,” (1.2 15-18). From the start of the play the concept of man promoting violence is illustrated. Not only does Macbeth execute his foes, he tears through them, mutilating man after man. Violence becomes such a ‘manly’ event that Lady Macbeth wishes to change her sex in order to perform violent deeds. “That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full

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