Macbeth - Pollard 1 Deja Pollard Barckholtz Pd.5 English 2332 04 November 2019 Macbeth Literary Analysis Essay Throughout every history book and

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Pollard 1 Deja Pollard Barckholtz - Pd.5 English 2332 04 November 2019 Macbeth Literary Analysis Essay Throughout every history book and literature included, the desire for power is undeniably stronger than ones' selflessness. As seen in Macbeth , certain people go to extensive lengths to maintain the power they gain, regardless of how inhumane it seems. By opposing the rule of Macbeth, Macduff becomes an unfortunate victim of the corrupted ruler, but his hardship encourages an additional reason to fight. Through Macduff's sacrifice and internalized repentance, he struggles to overcome the tyrannical Macbeth, which attributes to enhancing the suspenseful climax of the play, Macbeth. Once in power, Macbeth continues to allow his paranoia to encourage acts of murder; he distributes the consequences among his enemies, including Macduff. The Weird Sisters tell Macbeth three additional prophecies with one apparition warning of Macduff. To the warning, Macbeth states "Whate'er thou art, for thy good caution, thanks. / Thou hast' harped my fear aright" which is the solidification in Macbeth's mind that Macduff is a threat (IV.i.83-84). Macduff is actively opposing Macbeth's reign and now that the Weird Sisters are confirming that Macbeth should be cautious, Macbeth begins aiming towards the elimination of his opposition. The main importance to Macbeth seems to be focused on "securing his throne and not in preparing for more than the immediate future" which confirms again that Macbeth is focused on keeping the power he has (McGrail, 10). The second apparition Macbeth sees contradicts the first prophecy by stating no man born of a woman can harm him, which disregards the danger of
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Pollard 2 Macduff. With newfound confidence, Macbeth states "Then live, Macduff; what need I fear of thee? / But yet I'll make assurance double sure / And take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live / That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, / And sleep in spite of thunder" which is confirming the evil intentions Macbeth has to harm Macduff even when Macbeth believes Macduff shows no threat (IV.i.93-97). Macbeth's growing inhumanity begins to show since Macbeth "understands
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