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Macbeth is a story about Good versus Evil on one mans mind It is a tail about how a brave and intelligent man deliberately murders one of his fellowmen his friend his relative his guest and his king as a consequence of his first murder kill two other innocent men Macbeth has lust for power and brings absolute destruction on himself and his family When he cannot turn away from his evil course it leads him to further appalling crimes and finally to disgrace alienation isolation despair and a violent deathIn Act one Scene 3 three witches are talking to Macbeth Macbeth is not quite sure what to think of these prophesies-whether they are good or bad-and struggles with their possible significance At this point in the play Macbeth is good nature and finds his thoughts of murder His mind focuses less on the reality of the present and focuses more on the possibilities of the future thus his ambition takes over and becomes the single driving force in his life Macbeths conscious is raising serious doubts as to whether or not he should kill Duncan He is worried not only that he may make a mistake and ruin his chance of attaining the throne but also that Duncans virtues arouse so much pity that damnation will come upon his murderer Macbeth is definitely not comfortable with killing Duncan Finally he recognizes his ambition and the fact that it may cause him to falterAct two Scene 1 Macbeths inner struggle and mental anguish is so great that he is now hallucinating as he sees a dagger before him He realizes that this dagger is a product of his feverish mind At this point in the play evil thoughts and deeds horrify Macbeth This is shown when the imagined dagger returns with blood on it Lady Macbeth says that the alcohol that made the attendants drunk has given her courage Omens of death wish the king
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