Macbeth Essay 2

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Macbeth Essay

The beginning of the ‘play’ starts off with the witches and they say ‘There to meet with Macbeth’. This indicates that the witches will play a part in the ‘play’. Later they do meet up with him and Banquo. And they say ‘All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Gamis!’ Thane of Cawdor’ ‘That shalt be king here after’. These quotes show what would happen later in the ‘play’. Macbeth will be a chief of Cawdor and Gamis. Also a king.

The main theme of the ‘play’ is mostly about power, because Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both want to be king and queen. Lady Macbeth says ‘Unsex Me’ this means by ‘Make me tougher, make me a man!’ By showing this she takes the power and says she ...view middle of the document...

This is meant as a leader and to be a leader you will need to be trustworthy and noble. And Macbeth shows all this.

Macbeth acts the way he does because he has so much guilt he cannot handle it when it is the death of Duncan and Banquo. He tries to make it look like it wasn’t him by getting the daggers used to kill Duncan from the guards, to make them get the blame. But he kills them as he doesn’t want them to stand trial and say it wasn’t them. Then when it comes to the death of Banquo, he pays a couple of his people to kill Banquo, but then in Polanskis film he orders his guards to kill them so that the killers of Banquo will not spread the word that they were paid to kill him. It is clever because it shows a little bit more detail on how Macbeth acts. And if everyone knew then it would make Macbeth guilty and a bad king. When it goes to the banquet Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo and he is starting to get scared, this is the start of when he starts to have no feelings.

Macbeth shows his guilt after the death of Duncan. When he comes out of the room him holding the two daggers and blood stained hands, he said ‘Sleep no more!’ Macbeth shall sleep no more!’ This meant he will not be able to sleep as he has so much guilt in him by killing Duncan.
He shows no feelings when he hears the death of Lady Macbeth. He says ‘she should have died hereafter’ ‘There would have been a time for such a word’ All this shows him having no feelings, he didn’t cry, he wasn’t sad, he just says there ‘would have been time’. This shows he has started to begin to show no fear in anything...

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