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Shakespeares tragedy Macbeth exemplifies those with good intentions can still be overcome by their own greed and lust for dominance Macbeths transition from the noble warrior to the power-driven ruler and Lady Macbeths mental incapacity for her evil deeds driving her to suicide shows that even normal-folk when deprived of their humanity can perform acts of great horror In the early stages of the play Macbeth is depicted as a noble man a hero for Scotland victorious and loyal to his king However on his first acquaintance with the witches they reveal his prophecy in which he shall soon be crowned king This awakens Macbeths greed and slowly elevates his desire for power Believing he neednt do anything to acquire the throne he firstly addresses If Chance will have me king why Chance will crown me king without my stir On notification of these events Lady Macbeth a lady intent on bringing fortune to her husband remorselessly begins planning Duncans the current king death Lady Macbeth urges the dark forces within Macbeth to be released further enhancing his ambition for power Macbeth does not welcome the idea of killing Duncan however in sacrifice of her own humanity Lady Macbeth criticizes him accuses him of being too full othe milk of human kindness Macbeth encounters a supernatural dagger which leads him to Duncans room he states Thou marshallst me the way that I was going this is where Macbeth chooses his destiny instead of resisting fate he succumbs to fate and murders Duncan for his lust for power is too great Macbeth is conscious of his deed which leads us to question Macbeths true manner is he cold-blooded or a man influenced by his greed Macbeths decision to murder Banquo and Fleance is a tell-tale sign that Macbeths obsession for power has raised to needless killings even at this time Lady Macbeth questions the necessity of the murders Macbeth is slowly ridding himself of
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