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THEMES IN MACBETHMacbeth was written while when Scotland lacked a good Leader to defendit from a Norwasian invasion During this dangerous situation Macbethstood out as the most commanding figure by defeating the rebel army Histhrill towards the witches prophecies all confirmed his hopes of becomingthe King and replacing King Duncan who lacked the power and courage tosave his country from this invasionIn this essay I will discuss Macbeth during the many experiences thathe had faced and come across and I will show how these experiences andpressures that he faced helped with the conclusion and theme of the playwhich yet has to be understoodThe first signs that tell us of Macbeths thoughts of becoming King werefound when the King proclaimed his son Malcolm the heir to the Scottishthrone and Macbeth considered murder to overcome this obstacle that wouldprevent him from becoming the KingThe prince of Cumberland That is a stepOn which I must fall down or else oerleapFor in my way it lies Stars hide your firesLet not light see my black and deep desiresThe eye wink at the hand yet let that beWhich the eye fears when it is done to seeAct 1Scene 4ln55When Lady Macbeth heard of her husbands success and read the letter wealmost immediately feel that a new source of power had appared in thedrama Her words reflected a great knowledge of her husband and herpractical approach to problems as seen in the following two versesGlacis thou art and Cowdor and shalt beWhat thou are promised Yet do I fear thy natureIt is too full o the milk of human kindnessTo catch the nearest way Thou wouldst be greatArt not without ambition but withoutThe illness should attend it What though wouldst highlyThat wouldst though holilywouldst not play falseAnd yet wouldst wrongly win Thouldst have great GlacisThat which criesThus though must doif though have itAnd that which rather thou dost fear to doThan wishest should be undone Hie thee hitherThat I may pour
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