Theme Of Betrayal In Macbeth

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Macbeth Essay No matter how much you trust people there is always a chance that they could betray you. This happens in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. Macbeth betrays King Duncan by killing him. Macbeth was power hungry, and by killing King Duncan he became king. Macbeth kills one of his best friends Banquo. Banquo was suspicious of Macbeth after King Duncan was brutally murdered. Macbeth hires two murderers to kill Banquo. Macbeth also betrays himself. In the beginning he believes in all good things. After he murdered King Duncan he betrayed every part of good that existed in him. The three people Macbeth betrayed are King Duncan, Banquo, Himself. Macbeth’s first betrayal is when he betrays King Duncan. He betrays King Duncan by killing him. King Duncan shows his loyalty to Macbeth by saying, “We love him highly and shall…show more content…
At the beginning of the play Macbeth is a warrior that fights for freedom and what he believes in which is good. Captain brags about how great of a warrior Macbeth is when he is describing the battle Macbeth just fought in by saying, “For brave Macbeth […] And fixed his head upon our battlements”. (1.2.16-23). Macbeth fought against one of his enemies Macdonwald. He split him in half before he could get a word out. That just shows what a great warrior Macbeth was. For him to fight that hard he must have had his priorities in order. After Macbeth kills King Duncan and Banquo he becomes a power hungry king who will never surrender his crown. He doesn’t care about any one else but himself. A example of Macbeth not caring about anyone but him self is when Lady Macbeth dies and Macbeth says, “She should have dies hereafter. There would have been time for such a word”. (5.5.17-18). Macbeth has just found out that Lady Macbeth has died. His reaction was that she would’ve died anyway. He didn’t care that his own wife died. Macbeth has become a selfish and evil

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