Essay on William Shakespeare 's Macbeth And Lady Macbeth

1251 Words May 18th, 2016 6 Pages
Lord Acton once said, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely”. Lord Acton is exemplifying that the more power one person holds, the more their morality decreases. In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, there are two main characters named Macbeth and Lady Macbeth who are married. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both portray characteristics that lead to them becoming immoral. To be immoral is to lose the characteristics of having morality which are principles that determine right from wrong. In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth use their power to illustrate them becoming immoral. To begin, Lady Macbeth learns about the prophecy with Macbeth and decides she must influence him. Lady Macbeth love 's power. She believes that power is the best concept to hold. In the beginning of Macbeth, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth 's husband, comes in counter with three witches. The witches describe to him that he will become Thane of Cawdor. Once Macbeth explains to Lady Macbeth, she sees an opportunity of power. Unfortunately, Thane of Cawdor is already King Duncan. The only way for Macbeth to become thane is if he kills Duncan. Lady Macbeth has her eyes on power and decides she will do whatever it takes to convince Macbeth. Conversing with Macbeth, Lady Macbeth states, “‘When you durst do it, then you were a man; And to be more than what you were, you would Be so much more than man’” (Act 1. Scene 7. Lines 56-58). Lady…

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