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Title People that force their way into great power usually lead themselves to their own downfalls. Macbeth’s ambition of becoming king leads him to kill the current king Duncan and rise to the throne. Macbeth’s fear of getting dethroned leads him to kill anyone that gets in his way. As suspicions rise, people’s loyalty falters and it leads to his impending doom. In the play Macbeth by Shakespeare, Macbeth leads himself to his own downfall. Macbeth’s paranoia and guilt following his murders are major factors leading to his downfall. Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo and shows his fear of it by exclaiming, “Hence, horrible shadow! Unreal mockery, hence!” (Shakespeare 3.4.128) This scene happens after Macbeth kills Banquo and leads to people's suspicions being raised. People are becoming suspicious of his usurping behavior. This quote shows a major turning point as his inappropriate behavior alerts the nobility around him that something is wrong. Macbeth's paranoia is also seen when, "in pious rage the two delinquents tear that were the slaves of drink and thralls of sleep? Was not th...
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