The Power Of Macbeth

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Who has the most power? Imagine doing whatever it takes to make it to the top. Would you risk it all? Or would you play it safe? In Macbeth, Shakespeare makes control a demand for all of the characters. Macbeth is the thane of Glamis who is killing to have another title. He goes to extreme measures to become the king of Scotland. His wife, Lady Macbeth, wants this just as much and she tries to manipulate his actions to gain control over him. After the death of Duncan, Malcolm and Macduff flee to another country which makes them look like suspects and Macbeth has an advantage over the title as king. After Macbeth becomes king both him and his wife encounter a downfall that causes both of them to die with a guilty conscious. All of the characters want to get to the top of the social class but only a few will go to the extreme to get there. Macbeth has the most power throughout the whole play because even when things became pathetic for him he always knew he was in charge of his own destiny. In the play, The Three Witches possess partial blame for the outcomes during the story. Also known as The Weird sisters, take control over Macbeth in different aspects with their prophecies. In document D it states that Macbeth visits them only to find out the different predictions that they have made for him. Within the document it states Macbeth asking “Whate'er thou art, for thy good caution, thanks....” (Document D), showing that they had some control over the actions of Macbeth

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