Power Of Leadership In Macbeth

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Leadership [43] Act 4 Macbeth
Macbeth lacks not for followers nor for people to rule over, although his grasp over a usurped kingship and tyrannical rule only creates obstacles to inspiring loyalty amongst his subjects.
Once a successful war leader, Macbeth demonstrates the ability to command by providing reasoned motivation, purpose and directions to sway the minds of two men into murdering Banquo and Fleance, two of whom were threats to his kingship - “Not i' th' worst rank of manhood, say ’t,/ And I will put that business in your bosoms,/ Whose execution takes your enemy off,/ Grapples you to the heart and love of us,” (Act 3 Scene 1 Line 102-105). “And something …show more content…

Despite showing certain qualities, Macbeth’s tyrannical belief that all threats in his way must be put down with violence certainly dwindles the support towards his throne - “But yet I’ll make assurance double sure, / And take a bond of fate: thou shalt not live!” (Act 4 Scene 1 Line 82-84). The quote came from Macbeth, who at the time was extremely insecure about his throne and preparing the death of Macduff, whom like Banquo - was another threat to …show more content…

The witches first appear in Act 1 Scene 1 so the readers get to grasp their odd but strong influences in magic.Macbeth is deeply influenced after the subsequent encounters: “All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!/All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (Act 1 Scene 3 Line 51-52), and “He bade me, from him, call thee thane of Cawdor:” (Act 1 Scene 3 Line 106), of which the witches first predicted his ascent to becoming Thane of Cawdor, which allowed Macbeth a glimpse of their predictions, also planting the thought that he shall become a king. Through this, Macbeth believes that the witches are powerful creatures yet he still doubt that their intentions are good (for him), which could be seen through: “This supernatural

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