Macbeth Greed Quotes

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From the beginning, Macbeth is a brave and loyal soldier. This must be true for his captain even proclaims that deserves to be called “Brave Macbeth.” Macbeth proved himself as a soldier, taking charge in the battlefield and exemplifying loyalty to his country. Succeeding as a soldier is the ultimate proof of one’s character. So how does the most brave and loyal find himself a man full of deceit and greed? Perhaps it was the time of period, the Age of Reason. Or it may have been the excitement and anxiety brought upon by his own prophecy. Regardless of the cause, Macbeth made drastic decisions for the sole purpose of becoming King. Taws’ the Age of Reason; a time when people began thinking more about themselves. Choices were no longer being made to prove loyalty to a nation or king, rather…show more content…
Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight? or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?” Macbeth’s desires got the best of him. The opportunity to beat fate was too good to pass up. It did not help that his wife felt the same way as well. She facilitated the murder and assured her husband that it was what needed to be done. After Macbeth killed the king, he found himself no longer a true and loyal soldier, on the inside that is. He made sure to put on a façade which would lead the King’s men to believe he was still a respectful and loyal man. He even went as far as killing another man to show his respect for the king and his (fake) anger about the king’s murder. Macbeth made quite a transition between the first two scenes of the play. Power was the catalyst for the change from a loyal to greedy man. People will do many things to claim power. Macbeth is a perfect example of how a person can change their entire mindset and morals to get what they lust
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