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Macbeth cannot Die

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“I have almost forgot the taste of fears/The time has been, my senses would have cool'd/ To hear a night-shriek/and my fell of hair Would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir/As life were in't/I have supped full with horrors/Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts/Cannot once start me." During Macbeth, the kingdom of Scotland fell into the hands of three different kings. The allegiant (?) and famous Malcolm and Duncan exhibited the qualities of a great king. However, Macbeth had the skills of an unqualified king because he was a tyrant that abused his power by killing innocent people, not holding power over the citizens of his kingdom, and by forcing the kingdom-ship under his own power. All three of the kings were honorable and had great military skills. Thesis?
Transition word Even Macbeth was a trustworthy and loyal soldier under King Duncan, he was a narcissistic and abusive king that killed Duncan to become the ruler of Scotland. After he became the king, he went around killing anyone that he found a threat to his power. Macbeth's over ambition led him to kill many of his friends, one of them being his best friend Banquo. He killed Banquo because the witches said that his children would rule the kingdom one day. Macbeth made a mental note of the witches’ prophecy and wanted to make sure that it never became true. So he went out and killed Banquo. After he killed him, he felt like he had to do more to control his kingdom, and believed that, “I am in blood, stepped in so far that should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go'oer”(Mac.3.4.135–137). After killing Banquo, Macbeth's confidence was at an all time high. He then went on to kill Macduff's family because he could not kill Macduff, who he found a threat t...

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...his ability to pick out flaws in people, unlike Duncan.
Transition word Even though Macbeth was a great military leader, he had many flaws that made him a terrible leader for Scotland. His time as king brought upon a dark era on Scotland. He was similar to modern dictators, such as Hitler and Stalin because he persecuted his political enemies and easily felt threatened because he was insecure about himself. At first his ambition led him to kill Duncan and take over the kingdom, then his insecurity led him to kill all his political rivals because he feared losing the kingdom-ship. Macbeth recognized Duncan's outstanding skill-set as a king, but overlooked Malcolm. Even though Malcolm was more qualified than Duncan to be the king because of his ability to not be deceived easily. Macbeth wanted to be like Duncan, but really he should have attempted to be like Malcolm.
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