The Power Of Words Essay

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Having to read Macbeth, a play made by the famous writer Shakespeare, made me have a glimpse of what Shakespeare was all about. It took me a while to fully understand this whole play. The reason being, that I didn’t start by reading the play but watching it. The video made the story seem dull, even lifeless. I didn’t get into the play until Banquo’s ghost comes and visits Macbeth. I found that part every interesting, it captivated my interest. After that scene I briefly went through all the other scenes. I was very much in astonished when I read that lady Macbeth was the criminal master mind in all this. While still being in shock I realize that the real criminal master minds were four characters in the whole play. That would be Lady Macbeth and the three witches. Without these characters we wouldn’t have so many slaughters. The play is about a huge tragic that was caused by human ambition. Macbeth is the main character; he’s the general in the army of the King Duncan, originally Thane of Glamis.
He encounters three witches in the woods. The three witches tell Macbeth how he will become Thane of Cawdor and then King of Scotland. For Banquo, they prophesize that his children will the line of Scottish Kings, but he will never become king himself. Then they get go their way home, when reaching an encampment, they are presented with a messenger from king Duncan that announces that Macbeth has been made Thane of Cawdor, immediately putting the prophecy into perspective. Making Macbeth ponder on how he will become king. So he goes home and tells his wife. Lady Macbeth is overpowered by the idea; she gets obsessed and influences her husband to go through with murder. Later on Macbeth kills Duncan and makes himself king. Then Macbeth becomes more delusional, he continues to trust the prophecies, forcing his hand into murdering Banquo and almost his son, Fleance. Then Macbeth goes through this paranoia and sees Banquo's ghost. Meanwhile, Macduff flees to England to join Malcolm; in fear Macbeth takes hold Macduff's castle. Nevertheless, killing Macduff's wife and children, making the story more interesting because then Macduff comes back with help from Malcolm. The reasonable part is if someone kills your kids and wife you’re going to want to kill them, you’re going to be furious. So Macbeth scared goes to the witches to try and find out his fate. The witches tell him that one that was born from a woman can't kill him. Then Macduff and Macbeth are fight to death. In a very exciting battle, Macbeth tells Macduff that he cannot kill him because of what the witches told him. Macduff tells him that he was not born from a...

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