Greed In Macbeth

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Macbeth Power is something too many want but only a select few can handle. Macbeth was an honorable soldier turned into a tyrant by the greed for power and evil surrounding him. In the beginning of the play Macbeth was very brave, kind and ambitious. He had a lot of supporters behind him including King Duncan, especially after defeating Macdonwald and Sweno. Macbeth was awarded a new position as thane of Cawdor. King Duncan was very grateful and expressed it to Macbeth the moment they met again, “You have done so much for/ me so fast that it has been impossible to reward/ you properly. If you deserved less, then perhaps/ my payment would have matched your deeds! All/ I can say is that I owe you more than I can ever/ repay” (Mac. 1.4.17-22). …show more content…
He went from being extremely loyal to murdering his own best friend, Banquo. Macbeth was paranoid after the killing of Banquo and wanted to continue with his horrible operations of killing …show more content…
Lennox started being suspicious of Macbeth, due to his tyrannical behavior and how fast he killed the guards who supposedly murdered King Duncan. Lennox, Malcolm and Macduff plan to seek revenge and go to war against Macbeth. Macbeth got more prophecies, but this time it was from the apparitions and they promised him invincibility in his upcoming battle against Malcolm and his troops. Lady Macbeth on the other hand starts to go mad because of all the kings she has done, she’s unable to be cured. She kills herself. Macbeth arms himself and gets his army ready for battle. When told about his wife’s death he says “She would have died later anyway. That news/ was bound to come someday. Tomorrow, and/ tomorrow, and tomorrow/” (Mac. 5.5.17-19). Macbeth was completely different, the woman he loved killed herself and it did not startle him at all. He was careless, selfish and about to go fight to retain his power. Malcom and his troops finally reach Dunsinane and they battle against Macbeth and his troops. Macduff and Macbeth end up battling each other and Macduff kills Macbeth. The prophecies were not real this time. The invincible king was destructible after all and Malcolm was placed as the new king of

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