Power In Macbeth

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Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Good morning ladies and gentlemen, I am the Second Witch from the play, Macbeth and my job is to identify and analyse how I have represented power in Macbeth. Macbeth is an English play published in 1606 by William Shakespeare during the reign of James I and is based on Shakespeare’s idea of the thirst for political and social power during the 17th century (Colonial Period). William Shakespeare’s intent of Macbeth is to exaggerate the damaging physical and psychological effects of political and social ambition of those who pursue power for the sake of it. In doing so the theme of power is represented through my relationships with other characters in the novel throughout the novel. I have facilitated in developing…show more content…
The representation of power in Macbeth is effectively developed through the impact my supernatural power has on Macbeth in comparison to Banquo. Shakespeare’s intention for Macbeth was to reflect his close relationship with the sovereign and pay homage to his king’s Scottish history. The play, Macbeth has developed the theme of power through the representation of my character’s…show more content…
Shakespeare’s intent was to dramatize the effect the thirst for power for the sake of it has on a man. The representation of power in Macbeth is effectively developed through the impact my supernatural power has on Macbeth in comparison to Banquo. Similarly, Macbeth’s insecure personality and character are due to my significant control over his thoughts and mentality and the deep seated guilt and haunted conscience portrayed by Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act 5 Scene 1 is a representation of my lasting influence over her. Therefore, through the lasting effect I have had on both Macbeth’s and Lady Macbeth’s physical actions and mental thoughts, it is evident I have helped represent the theme of power. Fair is foul, and foul is

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