Macbeth 250 Words

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In the tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare is conveying how greed of power can lead to a selfless purpose. Macbeth killed two innocent people unconsciously without knowing what the consequences are going to be behind it, because he was too blinded with the power he wanted. Macbeth and Banquo were best friends in Act 1, but their friendship gradually started to disappear after the 3 weird witches stated/predicted that Macbeth will be the king, Macbeth got too involved with the witches, that he forgot anything else around him, Lady Macbeth befuddled Macbeth into killing Duncan, completely manipulating him to do something he was hesitant to do, she calls him a coward and not a man “Art thou afeard/to be the same in thine own act and valor/ As thou art in desire?”. The King’s murder by Macbeth was more treacherous compared to Banquo, Macbeth committed homicide and regicide when he killed his king. When he killed Banquo he only committed homicide. I think he felt different feeling towards killing both of them because the king was his cousin and Banquo was his bestfriend, although he physically didn’t kill Banquo because he didn’t want to get his hands dirty and wanted to be free of suspicion, shows how much of a coward Macbeth is. I think the only reason Banquo’s murder was worse than King Duncan was that because he targeted Banquo and his Fleance for nothing, also he was his best friend therefore he had become totally ruthless and to him life is now
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