What Is Macbeth's Abuse Of Power

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Power behind the Power William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is the story of a man who once was a hero but after he met The Weird Sisters he changed and everything that he was fighting for starting to go down. His name was Macbeth. The first apparitions made Macbeth greedy and gave him a necessity to do anything that was in his hands to become king. After Macbeth became king, they influenced him into thinking that he was invincible. This let him make for himself a safe security which would come back to haunt him, and at the end destroy him. Although many people believe that Macbeth was just following his fate, others believe that he decided what to do on his own, but the truth is that the Weird Sisters shaped the play into what it…show more content…
The first thing they do is tell Macbeth that he is going to become king. They say to him “FIRST WITCH: All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! SECOND WITCH: All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! THIRD WITCH: All hail, Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter! (I.iii.49-51). This quote shows that the witches have control over Macbeth, since he is thrown into their world and pushed on to verify their predictions. This plays a major role in Macbeth s greed. This is also a foreshadowing of things to come. Since Macbeth knows he is going to become king, he thinks why he should not become king now, instead of having to…show more content…
If they had not told him that he would become king, he would not even imagine that. But since they did tell him, he received new ambition and greed to finally kill the king and become king himself. After he was firmly on the throne, he began to get scared that someone was after him and the throne. He went to the witches and received influence again. He received three apparitions, but of two types: one that stated that he was going to be killed by Macduff, and two that stated that he should not be scared, because he is going to be killed by someone that is not woman born, and before that happens a forest of trees has to walk. In essence, Macbeth was influenced by the witches. It is not sure if they knew how to read someone’s mind, but they at least made educated guesses. They caused him to murder Duncan and become king. When Macbeth was on the throne, he became scared that someone is trying to put him down. That is when Macbeth went to the witches again. There he received the other apparitions, which made him feel invincible. This false security finally destroyed him. This shows how the witches influence on Macbeth shaped the

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