Macbeth And The Three Witches Fascinated Me Essay

1522 Words Dec 13th, 2016 7 Pages
Throughout the play, Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, there were occasions where the characters Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and the three witches fascinated me. There is a common theme of power that connects all of these characters. In the seventh scene of act one, Macbeth debates on not killing King Duncan. He does not want to face the consequences that come from killing King Duncan. He also does not want to disrespect the king because he trusted Macbeth. One because he is his kinsman and subject and since Macbeth is hosting king, he should be protecting him against murderers, not committing the murder himself. He tells Lady Macbeth that he does not think he can go through with this plan since the king just honored him and now all of the people have a good opinion on and him. Macbeth feels good about his life and wants to enjoy the happiness and not throw it all away. Once Lady Macbeth hears this she asks Macbeth if he was drunk when he agreed to the plan to kill the king and she questions if he is too scared to act on what he desires, she calls Macbeth a coward and asks him if he will be someone who lives by saying “he can 't” after saying “I want to”. Macbeth then tells Lady Macbeth that he does everything that is proper for a man to do and if he were to do more than he is not a man at all. She then questions his manhood and says to him: What beast was ’t, then,
That made you break this enterprise to me?
When you durst do it, then you were a man;
And to…

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