The Collapse Of Order In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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There are some orders in every society. So, when the power that put the orders into confusion is coming, the members of the society feel threatened. And, if the order is broken, there are some changes in the society. “Macbeth” is a play that describes the social upheaval caused by the collapse of order.
The play starts with the appearance of three witches and moves to a military camp, where King Duncan of Scotland hears the news that Macbeth and Banquo have defeated armies. After their battle with enemy forces, Macbeth and Banquo encounter the witches when they cross a moor. The witches foretell that Macbeth will be thane of Cawdor and finally be the King of Scotland. They also prophesy that Banquo will bring a line of the kings, even though he will be never the king. Macbeth is interested by the possibility of the witches’ prophecy might be true. He visits King Duncan, and they plan to have a meal together at Macbeth’s castle. Lady Macbeth can’t suffer her husband’s uncertainty. So she persuades him to kill the king that very night. Next morning, Macbeth kills the chamberlain and become a king. Duncan’s sons fear that whoever killed Duncan will threat them as well and get away to England and Ireland. Fearful of the witches’ foretell, Macbeth hires the murderers and kill Banquo, but they fail to kill Fleance. Macbeth
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Lady Macbeth swings her husband by questioning his manhood and does not deny Macbeth when he says that a woman like her should be born in boys. In the same time that Lady Macbeth desires her husband on to murder, Macbeth hires murderers to kill Banquo by questioning their manhood. Such as that acts, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are same with exposed aggression, and whenever they contrary about manhood, violence follows. Their ideology of manhood allows the political order illustrated in the play to collapse into chaos. Also, the witches’ prophecies cause Macbeth’s hunger and encourage his violent

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