Macbeth Acts Out Of Fear And Paranoia As Well As G

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Macbeth is a tragic play involving the loss of many lives, but could also be perceived as a personal disaster of a military hero. Initially, it portrays Macbeth as a noble man who had returned from a war with his best friend, Banquo. He is then rightfully crowned the Thane of Cawdor following the witches’ prophecy. This might have caused him to associate the two events after negotiating with Lady Macbeth about them. When Lady Macbeth informs Macbeth about the plan of murdering Duncan, he refuses to do so as he says “We will proceed no further in this business”. After insults from Lady Macbeth and making him feel less like a man, Macbeth halfheartedly progresses with the murder. He sees a dagger before him and questions whether or not it is a “false creation”. Subsequent to the killing, Macbeth returns to his room where Lady Macbeth continues to taunt him. “You do unbend your noble strength, to think / So brainsickly of things.” She comments on how he has become more worried and thinks feverishly of things. Macbeth says that he would “go no more / [he] is afraid of what [he[ has done” indicating his fear of his own actions and the following consequences. After being swayed by his wife, Macbeth seems to think rather illogically and impulsively. He becomes more ‘evil’ as he pursues the goal of being King at the expense of all other considerations. Once he was crowned King, he became paranoid and ceased trusting anyone which had led him to killing several other lives. His paranoia was ambushed by his fear of losing the throne. Macbeth “fears in Banquo” for multiple reasons; he is naturally more superior, he had heard the prophecy and his sons were said to be Kings. In his paranoia, he sends murderers to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance. Furthermore, Banquo was murdered under Macbeth’s commands. On the same night, Macbeth sees Banquo’s ‘ghost’ and starts to act

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