In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare we see that crime does not pay. Macbeth kills King Duncan, the whole of Macduffs castle and orders Banquo to be killed. However he loses all respect that he earned from being so noble, loyal and brave. He loses two of the most important people to him, because of how power hungry he becomes his wife and his best friend.
Macbeth’s first crime was the murder of King Duncan, driven by his wife Lady Macbeth, this is the start of the Macbeths quest for power because of the witches telling him he will one day become king. After being pushed to killed Duncan Macbeth feels sad but momentarily he gets over it and becomes power hungry and a hunger for killing to fulfill his quest for King. The second crime is when Macbeth orders Banquo to be killed and two guards are also killed in the process. While Macduff is a way in England getting an army to kill Macbeth, Macbeth kills everyone in Macduffs castle.
Macbeth thinks his plan to become King is great until he loses the two most important people to him his wife, best friend and the respect of his peers. Lady Macbeth goes Insane and kills herself. When Macduff arrives back from England he and his men kill Macbeth.
Shakespeare is a great writer and has shown that crime does not pay when Macbeth commits the three crimes to reach his goal but loses everything and in the end he is killed.
Macbeth: Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
and all our yesterdays have lighted fools
the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
that struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more, it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Time rolls by at a boring pace till the end of time.
Yesterday is history as we get older and our time expires like a burning...
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