Shakespeare's Macbeth Pushing Forward

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Macbeth Pushing Forward In the play “Macbeth” written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is a character who develops and keeps the plot moving forward. He’s driven to become the king no matter how he gets there, either it’s by lying, being selfish, or by killing, also he’s following and believing in the guidance of the mischievous witches. An example as to how Macbeth rises to power is that he has to decide if he wants to follow his thoughts of taking out the king and the next in line of the thrown or to not do anything. In Act one Scene four, Macbeth is talking to King Duncan who announces the Prince of Cumberland. Macbeth thinks to himself, “The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step On which I must fall down or else o`erleap,” (I, iv, 55-56). …show more content…
Also by the fact that Banquo is starting suspect him for the murder of King Duncan. In Act three Scene two, Macbeth is talking to Lady Macbeth, Macbeth`s wife, and he`s explaining to her how he is feeling about the things on his mind. He explains, “O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife! Thou know`st that Banquo and his Fleance lives,” (II, ii, 41-42). Macbeth is constantly thinking about Banquo and his son Fleance because Banquo`s prophecy states he will be the father of kings, thus putting Macbeth`s thrown in danger. He also tells lady Macbeth, “Hath rung night`s yawning peal, there shall be done a deed of dreadful note.” (II, ii, 48-49). Macbeth is planning to have three murderers to kill Banquo and Banquo`s son Fleance. Macbeth is willing to hire murderers to kill Banquo, who he trusts, in order to make sure he can keep the thrown that he killed to …show more content…
The witches are three sisters who have supernatural powers and can see the future. In Act four Scene one, Macbeth seeks for the three weird sisters so he can learn about his future and what he has to worry about. Hamlet, the leader of the witches, denied Macbeth when he asks for four prophecies, therefore demands the witches to tell him his prophecies. He exclaims, “I will be satisfied. Deny me this, And an eternal curse fall on you! Let me know!” (IV, i, 119-120). Macbeth is saying that he will have his way or something horrible will come to the weird sisters. This shows that with the power Macbeth has gotten from the new title of Thane of Cawdor to being King, the power he has gotten is controlling his actions and that he believes nothing can stop him. He is unaware that the weird sisters are actually three witches and that they have been controlling him from the beginning by filling his head with thoughts of glory to his

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