Plot Development in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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Act II Scene 2

In Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, act II scene 2 contributes significantly to the development of a major theme, plot development, and character revelation. In act II scene 2 of Macbeth, a lot happens that will significantly affect almost all of the play and how it is interpreted in many ways. Want to know about Macbeth’s royalty and respect to his changed power hungry and greedy attitude, Lady Macbeth’s screaming confidence to desperate insecurity, and how the murder of a King leads to mayhem? Read on…

Macbeth, a royal man, was a great hero and leader at one time. After Macbeth had killed King Duncan throughout a growing love of power and greed he became crazy and lost all respect and changed to a polar opposite person than that of himself before. Macbeth was a well respected/laudable man and all loved him. He was thought highly of by people. “Enkindle unto you the crown… Thane of Cawdor” (I.iii.121). This quote shows that people thought highly of Macbeth and that Macbeth had great potential to become the king. All was going well for Macbeth at that time. Macbeth starts to become impatient and power hungry, so he decides to murder king Duncan. This is the first glimpse of madness we see from Macbeth. “I have done the deed” (II.ii.14). This is Macbeth speaking to his wife, Lady Macbeth, who provoked and largely supported the murder of King Duncan in their power hungry race to the throne. Macbeth says that he had done the deed (killed the king) in
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