Macbeth's Cruelity in Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Macbeth's Cruelity in Shakespeare's Macbeth William Shakespeare's play Macbeth written in 1605-1606, is a brilliant and dramatic piece of art about how the Scots and Macbeth butchered the whole Danish army. People set high goals or purposes with significant meaning in Shakespeare's time. People back then set their goals by working very hard to get better or getting done what they set out to achieve. People did anything and everything to get a better job or get wealthier back then. Many people told lies to their employer to advance in their jobs. Also, others purposely did things to their fellow workers to get them in trouble so they could get higher on the latter at work. The characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in the play did everything wrong by believing the witches prophecies and becoming greedy to advance in life by killing Duncan themselves. So, which was more ruthless Macbeth or Lady Macbeth? In act I, Macbeth's tragic flaw is having too much ambition. He has indecision about killing King Duncan because he says that he is his kin, Duncan is his guest, and the aftermath of King Duncan's death will cause the people to go crazy and riots will break out. But Lady Macbeth with such great visions of power and destruction persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan. Macbeth now decides when he has to kill King Duncan because Duncan has pronounced his son Malcolm to be next in line to be king. When Lady Macbeth finds out about the witches prophecies, she sees that her husband could be king if he kills Duncan. Once Macbeth finds out that the king wants to come to his house to eat and visit, he thinks he should somehow go about getting rid of Duncan. Lady Macbeth thinks that Macbeth is weak hearted and contains too much of "the... ... middle of paper ... ... murder until he went crazy about thinking of killing Duncan that he tries to kill everyone else to get rid of whoever might stand in his way to be the next king. Macbeth becomes so greedy about becoming king that he and his wife did evil deeds to stop another from being in front of Macbeth. The guilty consciousness along with insanity and greed killed not only Macbeth's character and soul, but his wife's too. Lady Macbeth seems more ruthless because she takes on the persona of the head of the family and over powers Macbeth's mind and soul. She wears Macbeth down both mentally and physically by persuading him that everything bad he did there is a good to it. She also tells Macbeth that the crimes they commit are not bad but will help them advance in life, which was totally opposite of what occurs. Lady Macbeth displays much more ruthlessness than Macbeth does.

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