Analysis Of Macbeth 2

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MacbethMacbeth is an epic tale of tradgedy which has continued to awe readers throughout the centuries since its completion. Poetic brilliance inspired William Shakespeare to write a play about ambition, greed, and treachery, all of which was based on historical accuracy. Centering around the actual character, Macbeth, the play portrays the latter half of his life, from his betrayal of King Duncan all the way to his own demise. Macbeth was supposedly not an evil man in the beginning, but quite obviously an ambitious one. However, in the end, it was not this ambition, but rather his lack of open-mindedness which killed him. He did not use the proper foresight to see consequences of his actions. While walking through the halls of the castle, Macbeth proclaims to himself, "Is this a dagger which I see before me... Thou marshal'st me the way that I was going;" He had tricked himself into seeing a dagger to lead the way to Duncan's quarters. He tried to believe that he did not know what was to transpire when he came upon the sleeping king. He was going to kill Duncan nonetheless, and never even considered the consequences. He only knew that he needed power, but not how to acquire it. While speaking of the advancing enemy, Macbeth says to a servant, "I'll fight, till from my bones my flesh be hacked. Give me my armor." He refuses to acknowledge that his fate may be drawing near. He boldly trods through everything he comes upon, counting on blind luck and arrogance to get him through the day. Macbeth feels that whatever he believes is automatically right or true,...

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