Macbeth Essay!

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It is commonly said that words influence people to do things which they never imagined to do. In the play “Julius Caesar,” Caesar’s best friend, Brutus, was persuaded about Caesar and he killed Caesar which he never imagined to do. Words are more powerful then sword and they are used as weapon in the play “Julius Caesar,” as well as Macbeth. In “Macbeth,” Macbeth who was a noble and worthy gentleman ended up being a tyrant. The person who is the most responsible for Duncan’s murder is the Witches, the reason being that Witches planted the seeds of ambition in Macbeth, he believed in the prophecies rather than the reality and the Witches were able to control ...view middle of the document...

The three witches’ plan succeeded, they had fill greed in Macbeth, allowing him to make the choice of to kill Duncan. Macbeth does not make his decision so easily. In fact, at first he decided against it, but, with the knowledge that he could be the king. He could not help himself from considering it. After constant persuasion from Lady Macbeth, she and Macbeth finally made their decision “when Duncan is asleep (whereto the rather shall his day’s ….., and the receipt of reason a limbeck only. (I, 7, 71-77). Lady Macbeth’s who came up with the plan to help Macbeth killing of his sovereign and the two royal guards without any blunders. she planned to get the guards to drink too much of drugged drinks, which make them asleep, and then they would be incapable of defending their ruler.
In a same way, neither would they be capable of defending themselves, on Lady Macbeth’s signal, Macbeth would creep into Duncan’s chamber and slay him with servant’s weapons. Afterwards, when Duncan is discovered dead, Macbeth kills again when he murders the servants who were guarding Duncan. Claiming he acted in rage Macbeth kills the servants so that they cannot bear witness against him. Macbeth’s greed had taken control of him and he could not turn back. It only the one idea embedded into Macbeth’s head to lead him toward his ambitious. After Macbeth grows more sinful and overpowered with greed he does not make any real attempt to change, and his conscious bothered by this. Slowly Macbeth loses grasp of his sanity and self- control.
Being consumed with power, Macbeth lets nothing stand in the way of his reign is all that he has left now. Macbeth’s malevolence and deceptiveness are shown further when he becomes so obsesses with the witched prophesies to his friend Banquo’s, that he decides to hire two men to kill him and his son. It is not long before Macbeth’s own ruthlessness begins to disturb him, greatly. He suffers from troubled sleep, nightmares and loss appetite, and he is going insane. At a banquet in his castle Macbeth envisions Banquo’s ghost and gives a terrified reaction in front of his guests.
Also because Macduff does not attend the banquet and flight to England, Macbeth in anger decides to have Macduff’s family murdered. Later on Macbeth says to Lady Macbeth, “I am in blood/ Stepp’d in far, that, should I wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o’er.” (III, 4, 168-170). Macbeth has lost hope. With regret, he feels that he is past the point no return, he has sinner so brutally and severely that he is unable to atone for it.
Undoubtedly, Now that the witches have succeeded in...

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