Essay On Macbeth

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Macbeth Essay "Macbeth" is a tragic play that was written by William Shakespeare in the early 1600’s. It revolved around the character Macbeth and his urge to become king of Scotland. Macbeth had to do anything possible to become the king including murder, lying, and deception. However, Macbeth committed these evil deeds due to some influential people in his life. Between Macbeth’s wife persuading him to do anything to become king and the witches prophesying over him causes Macbeth to try and bury the past and control the future. Lady Macbeth can be the blame for Macbeth trying to control the future and bury the past. She motivates Macbeth to make decisions based on what she wants from him, which most of the time are dangerous choices that could get Macbeth in serious trouble. If Macbeth does not go along with what she wants, she begins to question his manhood and is very rude to him. By doing this, Lady Macbeth gets Macbeth to fall into her trap because he does not want to seem soft. "When you durst do it, then you were a man: And to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man."(Act I, Scene vii, Lines 50-53). She is telling him that if he kills King Duncan he will be much more a man. This is making Macbeth take a present fatalistic approach on time because he is unhappy with the present since Lady Macbeth is calling him a coward. This generally leads to risk taking and in this case it does because Macbeth goes on to kill King Duncan due to the persuasion from Lady Macbeth. This is perfect for Lady Macbeth because she now gets to have a royal status and cannot get in trouble because she did not kill the king. The killing of King Duncan led Macbeth to murder many more people that could possibly stop Macbeth from being king. Anyone who could have had any knowledge of Macbeth killing King Duncan or could have taken the throne from Macbeth was a threat, who needed to be murdered in his eyes. “Our fears in Banquo stick deep, and in his royalty of nature reigns that which would be feared. 'Tis much he dares, and to that dauntless temper of his mind he hath a wisdom that doth guide his valor to act in safety.”(Act III, Scene i, Lines 51-57). This quote shows just how nervous Macbeth was with in

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