The Fall Of A King

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The Fall of a King
(An Analysis of why Macbeth became Mad and Corrupt) In life there are many things that influence the lives of people on a day to day basis. This can be anything from a small incident that happens on the daily.Or one rather large incident that has an enormous impact on them and influenced them to make further irrational decisions. It also doesn’t have to be a large event, but a sequence of events done by them, but influenced by others words and judgement. An excellent example of this is portrayed in the play, Macbeth by William Shakespeare. In the play the main character Macbeth has gone through some significant obstacles and responded with very questionable reactions. Macbeth’s corruption can easily be debated on several topics. I believe the corruption of Macbeth was caused by a sequence of events, but in the end it was all his fault. To begin, in the second scene of the first act of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, three witches presented three prophecies before Macbeth and Banquo. This scene with these witches is what I believe initially caused Macbeth to change parts of this mind set. With the witches saying that he was going to first be king of Thane of Glamis, then Thane of Cawdor and king soon after. These three things get Macbeth to thinking about his life and how he could possibly be king one day when he has no direct relationship with the king. The third witch says it all on lines 67-69 of Act I Scene II, “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be

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