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3. The power of the play is its relevance to today’s society. We are surrounded in everyday life by men and women who might as well have been characters in this play.

The play of Macbeth has themes in it which can be associated with people who live in our world today. In Macbeth we see a king who abuses his power and uses it for the wrong reasons. He almost always get away with it. Despite the fact that there were people that were suspicious of Macbeth, he was never brought to justice with some of his deeds. In this play we also find out about the lengths that Macbeth went to, so he could become king and to also stay as king. The similarities between people in today’s society are that the lengths that they will go to,
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However the abuse of power used by people today, as well as the abuse of power by Macbeth did not benefit the general community, neither did it benefit Macbeth at the end of his reign. This point also links to the point that people today as well as in Macbeth time only thing about their selves. The acts that they commit, whether it be with power or not really doesn’t benefit anyone.
With power comes greed to. There are many people today in general who can fit that mould of Macbeth being greedy. Not only was he thane of Glamis and Cawdor, but he was also king of Scotland. Before Macbeth became King of Scotland he was The Thane of Cawdor and Glamis. In the general community today there are many of levels of greed which people have to make themselves happy, hence showing that they would fit for the role as Macbeth who was greedy.
People today also seem to think about themselves. It can be recognized more obviously in people with power like it was with Macbeth. Some people live in their own selfish world. They only think about themselves for the most part. Even when they do things for other people it could be because it is out of habit or because they are pleasing themselves with whatever their vision is of themselves. This was also the same with Macbeth. He carried out his acts with only the thought of himself and where he would end up. He killed Banquo and attempted to kill his son so his reign as king wouldn’t end. He killed Duncan so he
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