Theme Of Control In Macbeth

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Melody Shirley Mrs. Smith 10th Grade Literature 15 December 2014 Society generally wants to gain power over themselves and others. There are important concepts regarding who has control. In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth there are enormous amounts of control and power. Macbeth was told by three witches that he was going to become king of Scotland. He felt like he had to kill anyone who would be considered a threat or become an obstacle. Who has authority in Macbeth is what we all want to know. Although Lady Macbeth has some control over events in the play Macbeth, it is the witches who have the most control. Lady Macbeth has some control over the events in the play because in the beginning she will do anything…show more content…
Macbeth did everything and anything to become king. For example, “I have done the deed,” (II.ii.54). It shows that Macbeth killed Duncan and that he was in control of his actions. Macbeth killed anyone that got in his way of becoming kind of Scotland. Even though Lady Macbeth and Macbeth have some control it’s the three witches that have the most. They have strong effect on everyone’s life. For example, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! / All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! / All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (I.iii.14). It shows that the witches are an enormous influence on him. They are the ones that actually planted killing King Duncan in his mind. The witches were manipulative and Macbeth did anything they said. In conclusion, though Lady Macbeth and Macbeth had some control it was the witches that had the most. The three witches made a big impact in the play. Lady Macbeth wanted Macbeth to be king in the beginning and Macbeth then did everything the three witches led him to do. The three witches had the most control and Macbeth had more control then Lady

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