Greed Of Power In Macbeth

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William Shakespeare is widely considered the greatest dramatist and author of all time. He is most famous for one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies, Macbeth. Many events in Shakespeare’s life influenced him to write his distinctive play, Macbeth, including the era when King James was offered the throne after Queen Elizabeth died. As James became king many conspiracies developed to assassinate him since he was not a direct descendant of Queen Elizabeth. A quote to prove this is “…conspiracies developed, one of which was the gunpowder plot. Guy Fawkes and his men tried to blow up James and his parliament in 1605.” (King James, 2009) This can be related to the story’s content because due to greed Macbeth murdered many people to take the…show more content…
The universal truth displayed in Macbeth was absolute power and greed can corrupt anyone. This is conveyed through the character of Macbeth when he committed the murder of Duncan because he wanted to be the king, however, greed and corruption ended with his death, as he corrupted himself to the point where he did not care about anything but power. Due to his greed of power everyone in the community disliked him, which influenced people to develop conspiracies to assassinate him. Macbeth is the recipient of Shakespeare’s great message through the course of the book, as he is portrayed, as the bad guy through his will of power, as his soul got corrupted very…show more content…
I personally believe that this story displayed a various amount of emotions and problems. William Shakespeare conveyed the universal truth that absolute power corrupts anyone, through the character of Macbeth very effectively. This is the reason I like this novel, as it has a powerful message, which can catch the eye of anyone reading. The message that absolute power can corrupt a soul is portrayed when Macbeth states, ``I have almost forgot the taste of fears; The time has been, my senses would have cool`d to hear a night-shriek; and my fell of hair would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir`` (5.5, 10-13) This quote states that Macbeth’s final words were about the remorseful acts he committed to gain royalty. I have all but good things to say about this novel, as William Shakespeare really put in work trying to make this a creative and point full book, which it eventually became over

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