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Macbeth In William Shakespeare´S Macbeth And Osama Bin Laden: Power Hungry

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Macbeth is the remaining contributor to turning himself into the power-hungry animal he is before he is finally taken down. Macbeth let himself get talked into killing Duncan; he rationalizes with himself to kill Banquo. He is too ambitious. As soon as the witches cast the prophecy that he would be King, Macbeth lets himself be jealous. Once it is an option, he realizes how divine it would be to be King. Now, Macbeth will do what is necessary to get there, even if he suffers terrible consequences. After killing Duncan, Macbeth suffers by not being able to speak. “As they seen me with these hangman’s hands,/List’ning their fear. I could not say ‘Amen’/When they did say ‘God bless us’” ...view middle of the document...

In the end, Macbeth is dead, his wife is dead, and the world is finally at peace; thus, he suffers too many effects from his dreadful acts. Macbeth lacks clarity in the awful misfortune of killing blameless people. After committing all these terrible acts Macbeth remains serene; he is almost inhuman. When Lady Macbeth tragically kills herself, Macbeth has no reaction. He is neither saddened nor angered: he remains stoic. He soliloquizes about life and one’s last days when he says, “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” (5.526-29). Macbeth’s view on life is very bleak; moreover, he thinks once one dies, no one will remember him or her. He thinks life is meaningless because every person will pass away and they are all just waiting helplessly. Macbeth drastically transforms throughout the play and it is especially evident in the end. He is now saying that one’s life, the brief candle, is meaningless, pointless, and once one passes away, he or she is not even thought about twice.
In conclusion, Macbeth is exceedingly greedy for power, which forces him to enact terrible things out of fear that he will lose it all. Macbeth only executes these terrible acts because he thinks he has no other way out. Macbeth needs...

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