Lady Macbeth's Power

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Macbeth is a very powerful man, he does not know how to use his power in the right way but most of the time his power is gained by killing people. In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth turned very evil and was influenced by Lady Macbeth. He killed many people out of power, greed and deception, and he was a very bad man who used power to his advantage. In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth’s power is the most important theme in the play because he deceives others to gain more power as he is promoted from thane to king. Macbeth gains a great amount of confidence through the course of the play. He is greedy about other people having power, he wants all of the power to himself. Lady Macbeth pumps Macbeth’s confidence and up, and encourages him that he can do anything that he wants. He has so much confidence in himself and thinks that he has so much power, he only killed Duncan because he did not want Duncan to be king anymore. Macbeth reflects on the murder saying that, “I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise.” (II.II.23). Macbeth has so much confidence in himself and what he did, that he has no guilt or remorse towards murdering Duncan. Another reason why Macbeth has so much greed is because he…show more content…
Throughout the play it seems like he does not understand the meaning of power, he thinks that only he deserves the power and the nobility. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth that killing is okay, which turns him completely evil. Macbeth uses his power in a very harmful way; most kings use their power in a positive way to help people and society. Macbeth however uses his power in a bad way and continually kills people to gain more power. Macbeth says, “to know my deed, ‘twere best not know myself” (II.II.35). Macbeth proves that he has so much power that he can never feel guilt because he does not understand that what he did to get to become king was

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