Corruption Of Power In Macbeth Essay

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The Corruption of Power in Macbeth
Books and the art of writing has been a very big part of our society for centuries. Great writers have bloomed and disappeared in the past, the most significant one with the greatest impact in our society is William Shakespeare because he is the master of writing literature that goes into deep psychological thoughts and emotions of a character. Readers are very intrigued by his books because it amazing to see how even though his work is old; it is not obsolete because his work is universal and timeless due to its topics. In Shakespeare’s famous plays he writes down unique soliloquies for the characters to express their feelings and emotions through by breaking the “fourth wall” of literature; the “fourth wall”
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Macbeth asks the witches to reveal the truth of their prophecies to him. To answer his questions, they show him horrible vision through hallucinations. There are several visions presents but they all ultimately exclaim to beware Macduff. Macbeth also learns that Macduff has fled to England so he begins to have other ideas. After the visions Macbeth begins his soliloquy “From this moment the very firstlings of my heart shall be the firstlings of my hand”(IV, 1, 167-168). After the hallucinations, Macbeth makes a commitment that from now on, as soon as he decides to do something he will be acting immediately. “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, seize upon Fife, give to th ' edge o ' th ' sword his wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line.”(IV, 1, 168-170). Macbeth plans to start performing his commitment and actions right now. Macbeth wants to surprise and seize Macduff 's castle and everyone in it, and then he intends to then kill anyone inside: Macduff 's wife, his children and even his servants. He also says that he will kill anyone that can be connected to Macduff in any way. From this we see that Macbeth has truly gone mad and became the pure embodiment of evil because he doesn’t kill Macduff, but his family just to show Macduff what he is capable of. No boasting like a fool. This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool. But no more …show more content…
This can be seen in the first few lines of the sonnet “What potions have I drunk of siren tears, distilled from limbecks foul as hell within” (1-2). They also talk about potions that they have been drinking. Even though the idea of potions is metaphorical in the sonnet; it relates to the witches that cause Macbeth hallucinations with their “magic”. The idea of questioning one 's own thoughts and being aware of it contrasts with Macbeth’s soliloquy because he stopped thinking about his morality a long time ago. “Applying fears to hopes, and hopes to fears, Still losing when I saw myself to win!”(2-4). In these lines the poet explains how the speaker forced themselves to doubt the things they were hopeful about and also did the opposite at times; the speaker states that this is the reason for them losing just when they were about to achieve their goals. This is extremely similar to the soliloquy in Macbeth because Macbeth explains how him not acting immediately to his inner thoughts pushes him away from accomplishing anything. “O benefit of ill, now I find true that better is by evil still made better” (9-10). The speaker finally comes to realisation that true good things can be made better through evil. “So I return rebuked to my content, and gain by ills thrice more than I have spent” (13-14). Here the speaker

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