Essay about William Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth '

1088 Words Nov 2nd, 2014 5 Pages
Insomnia is not good for anything. For example, if I, the essay writer, were to pull an all-nighter, then write this essay at six in the morning the day it is due, I understandably would either not make a coherent argument or make an essay so marred with grammatical errors. Macbeth’s mind works in the exactly same way, he is deprived of sleep, and as a result he and his wife have very little room for error. Macbeth is the perfect example of what trivial mistakes can cost you.
The story begins with three witches telling Macbeth that he will become king of Scotland, after being promoted to Thane of Cawdor. After the original Thane of Cawdor is executed for fighting for the Norwegians, Macbeth is promoted to Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth realizes that the witch’s prophesy is coming true, and thinks that he should speed along the visions of the witches. Macbeth thinks about killing Duncan, King of Scotland. Because Macbeth is a new thane, if he was to be the subject of an investigation, his reputation would be damaged to the point that people would not care if he was overthrown . He sends a letter to his wife, telling her of his intentions. When Macbeth comes home to his castle at Dunsinane, Lady Macbeth tells him that he does not have the heart to kill Duncan, “Yet do I fear thy nature,/It is too full o ' th ' milk of human kindness” (I, V lines 16-17). Macbeth decides not to slay Duncan, but Lady Macbeth sways him in the opposite direction. Bending to his wife’s ambitions was…

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