Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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Macbeth gives the reader insight to a world that is beyond the understanding of a regular human being, and shows the reader a side of life that is dark. As Macbeth progresses as a person, he begins to come in contact with a life that is so unfamiliar to him. The witches, apparitions, and hallucinations try to send Macbeth a message, but in reality these three supernatural things only destroy Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth was given the layout of his kingship by the witches, and as a weak individual he allowed his wife to make the visions of the witches come to life. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were a greedy couple, and the intensity of killing a person led to hallucinations, killing more people, and the three apparitions. Lady Macbeth was the mastermind behind the evil actions of her husband. She thought her life would be a dream if her husband became king, but it only became a sleepwalking nightmare. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth allow supernatural events turn them into evil human beings, and the life they believed they would have because of these events resulted in two people losing their minds.
The witches play a huge part in Macbeth’s life. These three evil people open the way for Macbeth to commit such horrible crimes in order to fulfill their prophecy. When Macbeth writes the letter to his wife about his meeting with the three witches, his wife wants to fulfill the prophecy right away. Macbeth does not want to go through with Lady Macbeth’s plan, which is to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth becomes very angry and criticizes Macbeth greatly (1.7.48-49). Macbeth backs down to his wife, and agrees to go along with Duncan’s murder (1.7.79-82). The witches are not to blame for Macbeth’s actions. Macbeth is a weak minded person, and does no...

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... their prophecy come true very quickly. The apparitions are also prophecies, but they show how Macbeth will die even though he is unaware of this. The hallucinations are the result of being guilty because of the crimes Lady Macbeth and Macbeth have committed. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth were greedy and wanted to reign. Their hopes of becoming king and queen did come to life, but it ultimately destroyed them. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth allow supernatural events turn them into evil human beings, and the life they believed they would have because of these events resulted in two people losing their minds.

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