Essay about Macbeth, By William Shakespeare

1033 Words Nov 30th, 2015 5 Pages
Throughout William Shakespeare’s timeless play, Macbeth, there are many instances in which the main protagonist, Macbeth, believes something to be true which is not. Macbeth’s most prominent illusion of the world around him is that he is invincible and cannot be defeated. Mainly through the theme of the danger of false security, Macbeth develops an incorrect sense of the world around him, believing himself to be unbeatable. Macbeth’s fatal misconception of the world around him eventually leads to his kingdom being taken from him and ultimately his life as well. In the play, Macbeth is under the illusion that he is invincible and cannot be conquered. Macbeth is told by three witches that he will become Thane of Cawdor and eventually King of Scotland which both eventually come true. He becomes Thane of Cawdor without his own intervention, but to become King of Scotland, he must kill the current king, Duncan, himself. After killing Duncan, Macbeth receives no blame for his actions and literally gets away with murder. The only person who suspects Macbeth might have killed Duncan is Banquo. To make sure Banquo does not raise any questions about the murder of Duncan, Macbeth has Banquo killed as well and no one suspects Macbeth to be the culprit. Macbeth’s ability to get away with so much evil contributes to his belief that he is invincible. After the death of Banquo, Macbeth visits the witches for a second time and is given another prophecy. The witches, through a spell, tell…

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