Essay about Macbeth : A Supernatural Tragedy

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Macbeth: A supernatural tragedy
Macbeth, is a story of a brave general turned tyrant who is influenced by his wife and the witches to commit horrendous crimes. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, outside influences, such as Lady Macbeth and Supernatural powers lead to Macbeth’s ultimate demise. Macbeth’s vaulting ambition, the prophecies and the witches deception lead him to become an evil king, hated by all his people and ultimately killed by Macduff, the Thane of Fife.

Macbeth’s vaulting ambition is increased by Lady Macbeth and leads him to become paranoid of losing the crown. Lady Macbeth’s ambition and chastising increases Macbeth’s own ambition and dreams of becoming king. For instance, Lady Macbeth constantly questions Macbeth’s manliness and his ambition, until eventually he is convinced that Lady Macbeth’s plan will work and that he will kill the king. “I am settled, and bend up / Each corporal agent to this terrible feat” (I.vii.89-90). Macbeth decides that he will kill Duncan and become king of Scotland. Lady Macbeth influences Macbeth greatly because she changes him completely by increasing his ambition to become king and changing his personality completely, she changes him from a good and hardy soldier to an evil tyrant determined to get what he wants. This change leads to Macbeth’s downfall, as he is left with no loyal servants or thanes who support him because of what he does to Scotland throughout his reign as king. Lady Macbeth is not the…

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