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Bloody Macbeth In The First Degree

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The twenty-first century judicial system goes back in time to solve murders in the past. Many high school students before they proceed to college will read the play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, this play like many have very relatable universal themes such as greed, relationships, and good versus evil. If the play Macbeth was applied in today’s judicial system for killing Duncan the prosecutor would have to look at all the angels of the crime right down to the motivates and the purpose of what drove him to commit the murder.
Macbeth is guilty of first degree murder seeing that as the murder was premeditated and was done in order to gain control and or take an important position. ...view middle of the document...

So while the king slept not so noble Macbeth killed him. He thought he got away with the perfect murder. Macbeth is guilty of first degree murder because he pronounces “sleep no more! Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more (Shakespeare, William).” Macbeth states Glamis hath murdered sleep admitting he killed the king without exactly saying out right. He killed the king while he was in a deep slumber. This statement cannot be ignored, he admitted the deed and that was the confession of the murder.
Some may be in opposition to the degree of murder that I think he should be charged with because they might want him to be charged with an insanity plea because he starts seeing the ghost of one of the people he had killed, nevertheless they cannot ignore that he knew what he was doing because Macbeth vocalizes “he hath honored me of late, and I have brought golden opinions from all sorts of people, which would be worn now in their newest gloss, not cast aside so soon (Shakespeare, William), ” and since he says this that mean he knew right from wrong he went through with the crime and he has to pay the price. It’s a saying don’t bite the hand that feeds you and that’s exactly what he did the king gave him everything that...

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