Corruption in Macbeth Essay

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Corruption in Macbeth


Power has the ability to destroy one's nature.  Thus, making one capable

to do many things he would not normally do, unless power has been an

influence.  Once Macbeth realizes that he has power, he becomes a person of

corruption.  This power he attains allows him to commit many sins in order to

become King of Scotland.   In Macbeth, a play by William Shakespeare, Macbeth

corrupts through power, guilt, and ambition.


    Macbeth, with his desire to achieve a particular goal, plans to be the

most powerful person in Scotland.  Macbeth fights on Scotland's side and

kills Macdonwald.  King Duncan tells to "go pronounce his present
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    Macbeth's ambition allows him to become more involved in the thought of

becoming powerful.  He first begins to think of his being King, after the

three witches begin to tell him of his fate.  When they try to leave, he

immediately remarks for them to "stay" and to "tell [him] more" (I.iii.73).

By Macbeth

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