True Psychopath In Macbeth

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How many times throughout history, do we see people commit murders over power? In the play Macbeth, we come to discover an example of a true psychopath’s mind, particularly in the character named Macbeth. In this play, William Shakespeare has gone into deeper thoughts about the human mind of a serial killer and was able to express it through drama. The character Macbeth will kill not one, but three characters only in just the first two scenes of the play. Although, before he does this, he and his best friends Banquo will discover three witches, and they will tell them a prophecy about their fate. Before he became king he was actually the Thane of Cawdor, which was like second in command, but this was a truth that was foretold, so Macbeth will…show more content…
In the very begging of the play, there are three witches, who would prophesize Macbeth’s fate, and they then begin to discuss when they will meet again. At the very end of this scene they say these words, which will give thought to the audience to what it means. During the Elizabethan times it was said they believe that bad weather meant something bad was going to happen throughout the whole town. When people would see bad weather outside the would immediately go back and do nothing for the rest of the day, so people back then were very superstitious. This theme would be brought up again in the third scene when Macbeth first appears. In fact the very first words he would say in Act 1, Scene 3, Lines line forty-eight, “So foul and fair a day I have not seen.” It’s funny that he says this people eventually he will do things he believed was good, but in reality it was a very bad thing. Although, Duncan would accidentally walk into his own death trap by trusting Macbeth in the first…show more content…
In the first act of the play, there’s a little backstory before the play introduces Macbeth and his friend Banquo. In the second scene, a wounded captain will walk in to tell that there was a traitor to the kingdom. Then he would tell about the two great fighters, Macbeth and Banquo, and tell about the hundreds of men they both killed. So already once, King Duncan was betrayed by one of his men, but he would later find a worth adversary to replace him, and he would then trust Macbeth. In Act 1, Scene 2, Line 24 he would say, “O valiant cousin! Worthy gentlemen!” Unknowingly later in the second scene, Duncan would be betrayed once more, but for the last time when Macbeth will murder him for the power of the thrown. That’s what he gets when he never really met the guy, and assumes he’s loyal because he’s killed hundreds of men for him. Although, it’s not completely Macbeth’s fault, for Lady Macbeth had a great influence on why he committed

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