Macbeth Essay

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Have you ever met someone who let too much power get to their head? In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth, as king, is not acting as a king should. Macbeth seems to find joy out of killing even though he does not know what to do after the blood is on his hands. As Macbeth is on his way to do the first killing of Duncan, Macbeth starts hallucinating. After Macbeth has done the killing, he is paranoid from the blood all over him, and he can not contain himself to clean it up. Finally, Macbeth does not think any naturally born man can beat him, but Macduff proves him wrong. By examining the image of blood one can determine that Macbeth’s deterioration has gotten to his mind and his rule.
As we see Macbeth deteriorating through our images of blood, on Macbeth’s way to do his first killing we realize he is hallucinating seeing blood on a dagger floating in front of him. “Is this a dagger which I see before me?” (pg. 41) The fact that he sees a dagger floating in front of him is strange because it seems like it is leading him to do the killing of Duncan. As Macbeth is on his way of doing the deed of killing Duncan, Macbeth starts getting faint, dizzy, and woozy. At this point Macbeth is not sure whether to follow through with the plan or not after seeing the blood on the floating dagger. Lady Macbeth is the one who has to take control and talk Macbeth into killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth pushing Macbeth into doing the deed is very strange since women were not in control back then, and it was rare for women to even have a say in anything that was done.
After the killing of Duncan, Macbeth is covered in blood and does not know how to react. “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand.” (pg. 47) Duncan’s death was very brutal as if Macbeth was taking out all his anger on Duncan. Macbeth is covered in Duncan’s blood, all is paranoid from it all covering him. As Macbeth hears the knock on the...

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