The Lamentable Fate of a Fallen King

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The Lamentable Fate of a Fallen King Shakespeare’s epic tragedy, Macbeth , is sensibly enough, centered around the events and cognitive processes that occur concerning Lord Macbeth. The play follows him from his praiseworthy actions on the battlefield in the opening scene, to his descent into moral decay and self-inflicted deprivation of public support, to the point of his own death. Macbeth begins his spiral downwards to death and disgrace with his murder of the King of Scotland, King Duncan. This King represents all that is proper and prudent in a ruler; granted he suffers from naivety, yet he leads in a just, proficient manner. Macbeth’s assault on this King proves to be the first step he takes towards damnation. Macbeth did not only slay a man; rather, an ideal. Immediately upon reading the text, the reader is informed that the King of Scotland has just led his armies to victory over an aggressing invasion army. The kingdom is prospering, in military might as well as economically. The people do not
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2011 for the course POLITICAL 110 taught by Professor Monson during the Spring '11 term at BYU.

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