Macbeth's Downfall Analysis

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Macbeth's Downfall The thirst for human power can be overwhelming. I believe that his murders have affected his values. First, I would like to write about Macbeth's personality at the beginning of the book. Next, I would like to discuss Macbeth's personality after his first murder. Lastly I would like to go into depth about Macbeth's personality during the last Act of Macbeth. Let's go into depth on how a common man could sink so low in his quest for power. First, I would like to write about his personality at the beginning of the book. Macbeth's human features are described so simplistic. Macbeth is returning from a battle. Macbeth is even claimed to be a hero, King Duncan even states "O worthiest cousin, the sin of my ingratitude even now was heavy on me..." (1.4.15-17). Duncan is clearly appreciative to Macbeth for killing the former thane of Cawdor. Duncan makes Macbeth thane of Cawdor and Macbeth begins his decent of power lust. Next, Macbeth's personality changes dramatically after he killed Duncan. The Bard did a great job hinting at the loss of respect for human life. Macbeth has murdered Duncan over…show more content…
Macbeth realizes this will be his final battle, because all of the prophecies are coming true. We know this when Macbeth says "She should have died hereafter;/There would have been a time for such a word./To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,/Creeps in this petty pace from day to day/To the last syllable of recorded time,/And all our yesterdays have lighted fools/The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!/Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player/That struts and frets his hour upon the stage/And then is heard no more: it is a tale/Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/Signifying nothing."(5.5.18-28) Macbeth is slipping into a deep depression and his lust for power is the only thing that carried him to his final battle against Macduff. As Macbeth figures out power is mans greatest

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