Essay on Macbeth And Lady Macbeth By William Shakespeare

1875 Words Jun 3rd, 2016 8 Pages
In Macbeth, power is essential to have in the Kingdom that the characters live in. It is the key ingredient to have any sort of control. The desire for power is achieved in a manner that wouldn’t slide in society today. To gain power it is to be attained by violence. After power is given to the Macbeth and his wife, that power is needed to be maintained, this perpetuates even more violence than before. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth lose touch with reality and become people that they weren’t before. When both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth lose touch with reality, their minds become wrapped up in evil. Hence them withstanding multiple negative psychological effects on their personality and actions. Lady Macbeth realizes she doesn’t like the person she became and gets a lot of guilt from what she has done to get power. While on the other hand, Macbeth only gains bursts of overconfidence in what he has done. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth 's constant drive for the uppermost power is achieved by perpetual acts of violence throughout Macbeth.
The desire for power was first shown when Macbeth was told he was going to be King of Cawdor for his bravery shown in war by the witches. He wrote a letter to his wife stating: “Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it came missives/ from the king, who all-hailed me 'Thane of Cawdor, '/ by which title, before, these weird sisters saluted me,/ and referred me to the coming on of time with 'Hail, king that shalt be '” (Shakespeare 1.5.6-10). The “future King”…

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