How Does Shakespeare Use Manipulation In Macbeth

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In World War II, the United States government set the whole country's opinion on Germany by using propaganda such as: segments, posters, and commercials. A good majority of the information was in some way true, but some pieces were lies to get Americans patriotically motivated, ultimately manipulating Americans. Similarly, in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare portrays many forms of manipulation. Manipulation is not always a bad thing and can be used in a variety of positive ways; but the witches, Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth, all use manipulation in its most evil form convincing others to do their bidding. To start, the three witches use manipulation to toy with Banquo and Macbeth by telling them what they want most. At the beginning of the play,…show more content…
Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! SECOND WITCH: All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! THIRD WITCH: All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be King here after!" (Shakespeare Iiii 49-51). The witches show their knowledge by stating Macbeth's title and a title that he will soon be granted by King Duncan. So, when Macbeth heres his newfound title from Duncan he knows the witches are the legit and this is why he believes that he will become king. After, the witches speak to Banquo projecting his future saying, "FIRST WITCH: Lesser than Macbeth, and greater. SECOND WITCH: Not so happy, yet much happier. THIRD WITCH: Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none" (Iii66-68).The witches have them both where they want them and with this they have full control. Macbeth takes the blood thirsty route while Banquo stays skeptical, he also chooses that he will create his own destiny rather to listening to these beasts. Later in the play Macbeth seeks the nasty brutish creatures that he once was

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