What Is Macbeth's Lust For Power

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Cinthya Carpinteyro August 8, 2012 Macbeth Essay Macbeth had a lust for power and that led him to change from the person he was to evil. Macbeth was a guy who was not sure of what he was doing but let himself be manipulated by the people around him. If Macbeth hadn’t developed a hunger for power, he wouldn’t have ever committed the crimes he did nor made the decisions that led him to take the actions that brought consequences for himself and the other characters. IN the story “Macbeth”, Macbeth is more responsible for the murders because he took advantage of what the witches had told him, he became obsesses with the blood that laid in his hands, and he decided to listen to his wife and prove his manhood. Macbeth takes advantage of what the witches tell him that he decides to get all the people that might stop him from being King out of his way. When the witches first go to see Macbeth, they tell him, “All hail Macbeth, Hail to thee, Thane of…show more content…
All hail Macbeth, Hail to thee thane of Cawdor! All hail Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter” (pg9). This shows that at first, Macbeth had no idea of what the witches were saying and he seems to be confused, yet he starts to realize or think that what the witches said can be true. As a result Macbeth thinks of murdering the King Duncan immediately. Macbeth says to Lady Macbeth, “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly. If Th’ assassination could trammel up the consequences, and catch, with his surcease, success; that but this blow might be-all and the end-all…” (pg21).In this quote we see how Macbeths first thought is to murder the king even when he is concerned about the consequences. Even when he is scared, he still goes and murders the king with the daggers. Macbeth does it without thinking what might happen, and he does it only thinking that without the king he can be king and therefore prove what the witches

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