Macbeth Mentally Weak Analysis

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During the seventeenth century in England, a great battle for power was taking place throughout the country. William Shakespeare captures this epic battle for power through his tragic play Macbeth. This play takes place in 11th century Scotland and is a story about a Thane called Macbeth, his rise to power and his fall. Throughout the play we see hints of whose fault it is for the actions and eventual downfall of Macbeth. Macbeth is responsible for the death of King Duncan and his fellow people as he is mentally weak and easily manipulatable, greedy for power, and acts without thinking. First we should take a look at how Macbeth's weak will leads to him killing the king. Macbeth is first and foremost a fighter and a warrior with great pride …show more content…
This shows how he becomes mentally weak and goes against his conscience when he is bullied. Instead of thinking for himself like he does on the battlefield, he cowers and does not think for himself when under pressure from Lady Macbeth. This shows how he had the choice to choose not to kill Duncan but instead overrides that and chooses to do so. Some might blame Lady Macbeth for influencing Macbeth and leading to the king’s murder, but if Macbeth had been mentally strong like he had been before, he would have resisted her influence and went with his own conscience which told him not to murder the …show more content…
Saying that he can “sweep him from my sight” shows that his new found power of being king is leading him to to lie to people in order to for them to kill Banquo. Also saying that Banquo is their common enemy that tried to take both the murders and him out further shows how he is trying to convince them to kill for him. In this scene, Shakespeare uses repetition of the idea of lying in order to drive home the idea that Macbeth is lying to the murderers in order to convince them to kill. This is a change from his previous self from when he was loyal and honest and never really lied about

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