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There are many different types of powers which a person may possess Sometimes people are born into families of such class status Other will strive to improve their status and to better their lives To achieve such powers one must manage to successfully challenge the current ruling powers This is especially true in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeares where Macbeth kills the king to overtake the crown The more power a person has the more corrupts they become and the harder it is to maintain Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely Throughout the course of the play the Three Witches and Lady Macbeth are the people with the most influences over Macbeths life they drove Macbeth into total corruption Macbeth was a great hero when he returned from the battlefield only when absolute powers fogged his mind and the forces of evil corrupted destiny In the play Macbeth commits regicide the most heinous of all crimes in Elizabethan times in order to become king However during his rule Macbeth demonstrates that he is incapable of mastering the power and qualities of king hood His drive for power and maintaining that power is the source of his downfall Macbeths obsession with power fuels him to his mental deterioration He is not meant to have authority beyond Thane of Cawdor When Macbeth is king he does not use his authority cautiously Macbeth was the central character of the play that was a good person but his personality gives a 180 degrees turn throughout the story Evil is the worst thing on Earth It affects everyone A very good example of the manifestation of the power of evil in the play is the sudden breakdown of Macbeths personality At the beginning of the play Macbeth appears as a hero he was brave and loyal to his king Although Lady Macbeth was successful at convincing Macbeth to murder Duncan the Three Witches were the
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