Macbeth Theme Analysis

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Macbeth An Analysis of the Three Major Themes of Macbeth Throughout history there have been several people that could have been known as being “evil.” For example, Hitler attempted a genocide of the Jews in Europe, Joseph Stalin murdered millions of his own people, as well as Osama Bin Laden was the leader of the once prominent terrorist group Al Qaeda. In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is truly an evil character. Macbeth throughout the play killed countless amount of people. Macbeth is easily seen as being evil. While Macbeth was the main bad guy in the play, underneath the main plot, theme, Macbeth’s story, there were several underlying messages that the audience may have missed. For example, a couple scenes in the play…show more content…
During the play, there would be parts of the play in which there were characters that have gone insane, or have committed crazy actions. The characters that go insane are most prominently Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Although, more than likely, Macbeths insanity was triggered by Lady Macbeth persuading Macbeth to kill Duncan. Later in the play, Lady Macbeth truly goes crazy, “The Thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now? What, will these hands ne’er be clean? No more o’ that, my lord, no more o’ that! You mar all with this starting,” page 403. Lady Macbeth in the act V, displays in the play that she is saying things that normal people wouldn’t say aloud. Lady Macbeth says that the blood cannot be washed off of her hands, which was Duncan’s blood. Also, Lady Macbeth says that Banquo cannot come out of the ground, and she also starts to hear and see things that aren’t actually there. Later in act V, Lady Macbeth simply cannot take it anymore and she therefore, commits suicide. Macbeth also goes insane, most likely due to being power hungry and wanting to keep the power. Since Macbeth is power hungry, Macbeth starts to kill people. It is unclear how many people Macbeth killed, but easily the most disturbing murder that Macbeth pulled off was the murder of Macduff’s family. Macbeth believes that Macduff is plotting against him, which he was, and…show more content…
Macbeth is by far best known for the tragic story of a young man becoming power hungry, and then losing everything he had, including his life. The play is famous more notably for the story, however, the readers who pay more attention, and understand the secondary meaning in the story appreciate it more than some. The play should be famous not only for just its plot, but for the themes and secondary meanings that are all over the play. Not only with Macbeth were there secondary meanings in many of the parts, but all of Shakespeare’s work as well. It takes a special person to realize the secondary meanings in Shakespeare’s work, but when one appreciates what Shakespeare wrote specifically for those people, people tend to appreciate Shakespeare’s plays even more. I, for one, never did understand any of the secondary meanings in Shakespeare’s plays, however, in my senior year, I have begun to essentially look past the lines. Because of this, I have developed a greater enjoyment of Shakespeare’s plays. The messages that Shakespeare writes are enjoyable for me because I could apply most of the messages in my daily
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