Macbeth Essay

Topics: Macbeth, The Birnam Wood, William Shakespeare Pages: 3 (915 words) Published: April 9, 2013
What Goes Around Comes Around, Twice As Hard

Looking for the most horrific tail of tragedy and betrayal ever? Well In the story Macbeth by William Shakespeare that’s what one should expect, and a whole lot of it. Witness Lady Macbeth’s lust of power and how she will get it no matter what cost, Read as Macbeth goes crazy over his paranoia and watch as Karma takes its on Macbeth and drives him into the ground, where he will stay forever.

Lady Macbeth is a nut cast, she is so infatuated with getting power it could make someone sick to their stomach. She is in utterly crazy that she wants to unsex herself when she can’t convince her husband to kill the king. She want to have the strength to do so much she says this “ the croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements. Come you spirits that tend on moral thoughts, unsex me, and fill me from the crown to my toe, top-full of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood” (1.5.37-41). In that quote she is wishing she were a man so she could take down the king herself. Since she can’t do the cruel deed herself she keeps pestering her husband to do the deed, but he just doesn’t have the heart. In the scene she pesters him in to killing the king “screw your courage into a sticking place and we will not fail. When Duncan is asleep where to the rather shall his day’s hard journey, soundly invite him-his two chambers will I with wine and wassail, so convince that memory, the warder of the brain shall be a fume and the receipt of reason a limbic only when in swinish deep their drenched natures lie as in death what cannot you and I perform upon the’ unguarded Duncan” (1.6.60-70). Poor Macbeth is being pressured into something that makes him feel very uneasy. Which is why he goes crazy and paranoid.

Lady Macbeth eventually forces Macbeth into killing the king. Macbeth is very distraught about the murder. Since the king was murdered people have gotten suspicious. He was so afraid of people thinking it was him he had to...
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