What Is The Theme Of Manipulation In Macbeth

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Throughout history there have been countless of sins and crimes committed through manipulation. The biggest example seen is the biblical story of the serpent’s manipulation of Eve. This is the exact situation that William Shakespeare places over Macbeth. Macbeth was a loyal general at the beginning of the play yet turned to evil by the end. The protagonist of noble heart is manipulated by many external influences into becoming the tyrant king of Scotland, but the outcome of this Shakespearean play could have been Macbeth’s own choices that led himself to his own down fall. Like the serpent’s manipulation of Eve, it is seen that the victim is convinced by powerful influences. In Macbeth’s case this would be the participation of the Weird Sisters and his own wife; Lady Macbeth. Macbeth’s path to evil begins with his encounter with the three witches known as the Weird Sisters. These witches, leading up to no good, greet the…show more content…
Macbeth was blinded by his ambition over the throne, leading to bad choices. Maybe the throne could have approached Macbeth in a different and more peaceful manner but his ambition made him too eager for a faster resolution, thus killing the King. He chose to ignore his morality, knowing that what he was doing was wrong, yet he continued otherwise. His sleepless nights and horrid dreams should have been enough to change his mind but this did not stop the tyrant. Being a totalitarian ruler also took effect. There was no reason why Macbeth needed to rule this way. King Duncan was dead and there was no proof that Macbeth had killed him. Macbeth chose to rule this way for his own reasons. Once Macbeth turned from the loyal and noble warrior that he was into King, he became a tyrant. One who wanted things done when he said it, once he said it, who the people
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