Obsession Of Power In Macbeth

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The theme of the story of The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare is mostly about an obsession of power. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth being obsessed with the power of the king after the prophecy of the 3 witches came true after Macbeth was named Thane of Cawdor. In searching for the power Macbeth killed or order to kill a lot of people just because they were a threat for him and his possibilities of him being a king.
The main theme of Act 1 is mostly about fate. Macbeth was one of the best warriors there was, he won against the strongest enemies. After such results, King Duncan wanted to give him a reward, naming Macbeth the Thane of Cawdor. So without Macbeth knowing he was going to be the Thane of Cawdor, he goes to the king’s castle.
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All the acts had a different theme for example, such as fate, ambition, greedy, chaos and disorder and fall of man. But overall all of them came together to an obsession of power. Fate in act 1 because how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth had fate in the 3 witches prophecy after Macbeth became Thane of Cawdor. Ambition in act 2 because how Lady Macbeth’s ambition for having the king’s power ends up convincing Macbeth to kill the king and other people to make them look innocent. Greedy in act 3 because to get the king’s power he orders to kill Macduff’s lady and son. He panics so much with just seeing a ghost. And then he goes to the witches cave to see his future and their new prophecy. After knowing that he is going to be alright, he becomes totally greedy and orders to kill Macduff’s lady and son. Chaos and disorder in act 4 because is when Macduff gets the news that Macbeth has killed his wife and kid. And he goes crazy looking for revenge. Disorder because since Lady Macbeth had problems with sleepwalking and she ends up killing herself. And finally fall of man in act 5 because of Macbeth’s death. How Macduff ends up being the only one that is able to kill Macbeth. And how everything of the prophecy of the witches came true. But the overall theme of this story is obsession with power. All the people that Macbeth killed or order to kill (King Duncan, Banquo, Lady Macduff, and Macduff’s son) just because they were a threat for him and his possibilities of him being a king. And even his wife Lady Macbeth died throughout the story. That’s how bad he wanted to be a

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