Macbeth Loss Of Power Analysis

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Is the solution to struggle gaining power over you weaknesses? Powerful words and actions can cause others to be entangled in them, however power over others can remedy being trapped. Power can lead to destruction. Macbeth is feeling pressure from the witches to complete their prophecies as well as his own desires. Macbeth is also feeling pressure from Lady Macbeth because she wants power. In order to escape other’s pressures, Macbeth seeks to have power over them. Macbeth’s people perpetuated his desires and hatred, which developed into mental instability. Macbeth’s first encounter of significance was with the witches, in which the witches planted the idea of power into Macbeth’s mind. The third witch states “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” The witches know a lot about Macbeth, so here they could be playing to his weaknesses and …show more content…
This is the first grasp at Macbeth’s desires, the point where the idea of power is instilled in his mind. Once Macbeth grasps the idea of murdering Duncan, he is a hesitant due to Duncan’s kind nature, but Lady Macbeth is firm, and coerces Macbeth into submission. Lady Macbeth says to Macbeth chidingly, “Art thou in desire? … and live a coward in thine own esteem.” Lady Macbeth is pushing Macbeth, he realizes what he wants is wrong and wants to stop their plans. Lady Macbeth, power hungry, pushes him to spill blood by making him feel guilty about his decisions and calling him a coward. Without Lady Macbeth pushes Macbeth forward, Macbeth probably would not have become ruthless enough to kill Duncan. The final deception is attributed to the witches, they produce three apparitions that tell Macbeth his future, however their words are twisted in ways that seem impossible to occur. The second apparition foretells, “The power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.” It is impossible, or thought to be impossible, to not be born from a woman, so

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