Paranoia In Macbeth

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Albert Einstein once said “Try not to become a man of success, rather become a man of value”. In life we all want to walk on the road of success, but would we want it even if it meant bringing the devil from hell. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the character of Macbeth is portrayed as a man of strength and courage, whose obsession for success leads him towards self-destruction. This meant betraying those he promised his loyalty to and turning his anger to revenge. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is seen as a brave character, in which he receives the “former title”, “thane of Cawdor”(I,ii,70-75) after his courageous fight on the battle field. This portrays equilibrium of morality and power Macbeth possesses,because Macbeth has the potential…show more content…
Macbeth slowly starts to show more signs of mortality as he brings suspicion onto himself at the Banquet, shouting “Thou canst not say I did it”(III,iv,63). Leaving his guests both puzzled and inquisitive. This causes Macbeth to exploit Macduff, whose absence did not go unnoticed at the Banquet. Macbeth’s anger and humiliation triggers his inner devil , who could not even be challenged by the purity of Macduff’s children .Leading to the “savage[ly] slaughter[‘d]”(III,ii,237) of Macduff’s children and wife .This shows Macbeth bringing mortality onto himself as the death of Macduff's family challenges, Macduff to seek revenge .Macbeth feels immortal going into battle because he is aware that “none of woman born” (IV,i,86) could harm him. But he feels just has powerless when he discovers Macduff was “untimelty ripp’d”(V,vii,20) from his mother’s womb. In conclusion Macbeths thirst for success drives him to his own mortality as he challenges morality .In the process Macbeth took the lives of Duncan, Banquo and Macduff's family, showcasing the effect of his ambition on
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