Throughout history mankind’s judgment has been twisted and warped by fear and paranoia. You can look back into any of the great conflicts in the 20th century and nine times out of ten they have been driven by fear. In the play “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare the character Macbeth is changed by his overwhelming paranoia and fear. Without the presence of overwhelming guilt, Macbeth’s ambition would have led him to true success. If his judgment had not been so overpowered by his paranoia he could’ve been a much better man. Body Paragraph Ideas
Act 4 scene 1 Line 150: Macbeths orders Macduff’s family to be killed
To begin with, Macbeth was very intimidated by Macduff. He feared for his reign as king of Scotland while Macduff was still alive and powerful, because of his fear of losing his power that he worked for. When Macduff left Scotland for England Macbeth saw this as a chance to deject Macduff’s power in Scotland. His ambition of wanting to be in power was of okay mind but his inability to deal with his overwhelming sense of fear and paranoia about Macduff rising up against him led to the murder of Macduff’s family. This act was of result of many different fears adding up onto one another,
Act 3 scene 1 line 50: Macbeth is scared of Banquo so he hires assassins to kill him
Crowther, John, ed. “No Fear Macbeth.” SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. 2005. Web. 14 Mar. 2013.