Essay The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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War, murder, and Tyranny. All of these things are aspects of a ghastly dictator, a person who has no regard for their own wellbeing or the wellbeing of others. Unfortunately in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare the protagonist Macbeth, is this dictator. Macbeth was manipulated, and manipulated others into doing horrible tasks to fulfil a prophesy that was given to him by three weird sisters. He started out as a war hero who had amazing sword wielding capabilities, but he later used his talents for selfish reasons (to make him king), which resulted in the deaths of many. Macbeth is also a ruthless tyrant and an over bearing ruler. But generally, the substance of the play can be summed up with the words, “war, murder, and tyranny.”
In one of the first scenes, Macbeth has just returned from a battle and is battered and bruised. At this point in the play, Macbeth is seen as a magnificent war hero who is fearless and has tremendous bravery. When one of the soldiers is speaking to King Duncan about Macbeth, he praises him, and speaks of him almost as a god:
For brave Macbeth--well he deserves that name/Disdaining fortune, with his brandish 'd steel,/Which smoked with bloody execution,/Like valour 's minion carved out his passage/Till he faced the slave;/Which ne 'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him,/Till he unseam 'd him from the nave to the chaps,/And fix 'd his head upon our battlements. (I, ii, 18-25)
There are really only two wars in the play Macbeth, The first war…

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