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In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare greed for power and wealth results in not only the destruction of oneself but in the others connected to that someone Greed controls the lives of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth after the prophecy of the three weird sisters As a result of the destruction both show signs of fear though Macbeths fear is more visible than Lady Macbeths Fear motivates most people to act upon matters whether the cause is right or wrong Having read the play previously fear is another main motivating factor that influenced the outcome Through explanation of the text asides dialogues imagery and soliloquies both greed and fear will reveal itself in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Towards the beginning of the play Macbeth was kind gentle and loyal to King Duncan He killed MacDonwald in battle and consequently is made Thane of Cawdor in place of the traitor However before he becomes Thane of Cawdor he encounters the three weird sisters and they prophesize that he not only will become Thane of Cawdor but also eventually king They also prophesized that Banquos heirs would become kings following Macbeth After the first part of the prophecy came true Macbeth thought it was just a coincidence but he began to show signs of greed for power Macbeth says in an aside Two truths are told as happy prologues to the swelling act of the imperial theme Iiii127-129 Macbeth became overwhelmingly greedy and power-hungry when Lady Macbeth began to manipulate his thoughts on the prophecy saying he must help for the final outcomethat he become king To everyones surprise the delicate and gentle Lady Macbeth merely desires power of her own but because she is a woman she can have no such power Therefore she must do everything that is humanly possible to obtain that power for Macbeth Lady Macbeth must manipulate Macbeths thoughts and make him feel belittled so that he will do what
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