Macbeth Greed Analysis

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Greed has, and always will be, our most deceptive emotion. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, this thought was proven in most of the main characters. There own greed blinded them, played tricks on their minds, and deceived them into death. Sheer ignorance in the face of evil brought these characters an unexpected death. The chief disturbance to our outlooks on life is security, the way we react to the personnel around us. In this play, mortals are in most danger when amongst their closest friends. It is the ones closest to us whom we can never fully understand. The thoughts they possess can be hidden by a simple smile. Many of the characters ignore impeding dangers because of the atmosphere they are contained. It would be like going into a murder’s…show more content…
/ Not so happy yet much happier. / Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. / So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo.”(19) These words put thought of usurpation in Macbeth’s head, and already his greed was taking over. Banquo gives fair warning to Macbeth about caution over the words, stating “The intstruments of darkness tell us truths, / Win us with honest trifles, to betray’s / In deepest consequence.” (23) But later, Banquo fell under the spell of greed, knowing his children would become Kings. “Thou hast it now—King, Cawdor, Glamis, all / As the Wëird Women promised, and I fear / Thou played’st most foully for ‘t. Yet it was said / It should not stand in thy posterity, / But that myself should be the root and father / Of many kings.” (81) Though he knew that something was up, he chose to ignore this instinct for his own personal gain, because, as it was promised, he should bear many Kings of the future. This proved an unwise choice, as the deceitful Macbeth had him murdered by hired hit men to make sure him or his offspring would not attempt to kill him. “O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly! / Thou mayst revenge—O slave!” (97) Banquo comes to his unfortunate death because he trusted his
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