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THEMES IN MACBETH Macbeth was written while when Scotland lacked a good Leader to defend it from a Norwasian invasion During this dangerous situation Macbeth stood out as the most commanding figure by defeating the rebel army His thrill towards the witches prophecies all confirmed his hopes of becoming the King and replacing King Duncan who lacked the power and courage to save his country from this invasion In this essay I will discuss Macbeth during the many experiences that he had faced and come across and I will show how these experiences and pressures that he faced helped with the conclusion and theme of the play which yet has to be understood The first signs that tell us of Macbeths thoughts of becoming King were found when the King proclaimed his son Malcolm the heir to the Scottish throne and Macbeth considered murder to overcome this obstacle that would prevent him from becoming the King The prince of Cumberland That is a step On which I must fall down or else oerleap For in my way it lies Stars hide your fires Let not light see my black and deep desires The eye wink at the hand yet let that be Which the eye fears when it is done to see Act 1Scene 4ln55 When Lady Macbeth heard of her husbands success and read the letter we almost immediately feel that a new source of power had appared in the drama Her words reflected a great knowledge of her husband and her practical approach to problems as seen in the following two verses Glacis thou art and Cowdor and shalt be What thou are promised Yet do I fear thy nature It is too full o the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way Thou wouldst be great Art not without ambition but without The illness should attend it What though wouldst highly That wouldst though
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