Response Essay: Response To 'Macbeth'

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Response to Literature Essay: Macbeth Macbeth is a story that truly shows the true meaning of power. In the story, Macbeth tries all that he can fulfill the witches prophecy in order to be king. In order for Macbeth to be king he kills king Duncan and then he kills Banquo in order to be king. After Macbeth kills king Duncan, he starts to lose his mind. After Macbeth kills Banquo, he starts hallucinating. Macbeth is losing his mind so bad that he starts to see the ghost of Banquo and floating daggers. In the end of the story, Macbeth killed in a fight with Macduff because Macduff figured out that Macbeth killed king Duncan and Banquo. In the play Macbeth, one of the major themes that can be derived from the play is, “Power can change a person.” This theme is supported by the three motifs Blood, Violence, and Sleep.…show more content…
This particular motif supports the theme because after killing king Duncan, Macbeth lost his mind while becoming the King of Scotland. Blood is seen throughout the story, starting from the battle in the beginning of the story to the ending where Macduff kills Macbeth in a fight. After Macbeth kills king Duncan, he sees the blood on his hands and starts to go crazy. In the follow Act 1 and scene 2 this is evident, “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?” After the Macbeth killed king Duncan, he felt guilty about himself and the blood on his hand symbolized the death of king Duncan. Blood is one of the most important motifs that is used in the story because blood is shown throughout the story with the deaths of king Duncan, Banquo, and

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