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1 10 Macbeth The Power Of Words

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There are many different types of power which person may have. Some time, however, person in that power is not the best person to be in that power. This is especially true in William Shakespeares Macbeth. Throughout the course of the play, Three Witches and Lady Macbeth are the people with most power over Macbeth's life. The more power that person has, more corrupt they become. Many different people in Macbeth have power, and there are different ways to be powerful, Usually, men are ones who are outward and aggressive about it, and women are more subdued about it. Lady Macbeth has a great deal of power over Macbeth, power which she holds over him, is fact that she possesses more manly qualities than Macbeth himself does Because of this, Macbeth is ashamed of himself. As a result of Macbeth's shame, he attempted to do everything in his power to prove himself to Lady Macbeth. He is attempting to prove himself to Lady Macbeth, because she obviously has her doubts, When you durst do it, then you are a man, / And, to be more than what you were, you would be so much more man. As a result of Lady Macbeth's doubts and mocking, Macbeth finally murders Duncan in a final attempt to prove himself to Lady Macbeth. Although Lady Macbeth was successful at convincing Macbeth to murder Duncan, Three Witches were the people who made it all possible. Three Witches hold ultimate power. If Three Witches had indeed not informed Macbeth about what was To Be, then Be would not have repeated Three Witchs prophecies to Lady Macbeth, All hail, Macbeth! Hail To thee, thane of Glamis! / All hail, Macbeth! / Hail To thee, thane of Cawdor! / All hail, Macbeth! That should be King hereafter. In turn, if Lady Macbeth had not been informed about prophecies, she would have never expected Macbeth to murder Duncan in a desperate attempt to fulfill prophecies. On the other hand, Three Witches not only give Lady Macbeth the opportunity to alter Macbeth into the tyrant which he now is, Three Witches also lead Macbeth to his downfall soon after Macbeth comes into power. How three witches accomplish this, was they make Macbeth feel over-confident, be lion-mettled, proud, and take no care / Who chafes, who fret, or where conspirers are: / Macbeth Shall never vanquishd Be until / Great Birnam wood To high Dunsinane hill / Shall come against him. In other words, Three Witches were able to bring Macbeth into power, but in contrast to this, they were also able to take him out of it. The only way that they were able to take him out of it, was by deceit. While Macbeth was in this power, he had power over ordinary peoples lives, even though he used this power ruthlessly, Send out moe horses, skirr country round: / Hang those that talk of fear.

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Abstract

Characters in Macbeth frequently dwell on issues of gender. Lady Macbeth manipulates her husband by questioning his manhood, wishing that she herself could be unsexed, and do not contradict Macbeth when he says that woman like her should give birth only to boys. In same manner that Lady Macbeth goads her husband to murder, Macbeth provokes murderers he hires to kill Banquo by questioning their manhood. Such acts show that both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth equate masculinity with naked aggression, and whenever they converse about manhood, violence soon follow. Their understanding of manhood allows the political order depicted in play to descend into chaos. At the same time, however, audience cannot help noticing that women are also sources of violence and evil. Witches ' prophecies spark Macbeths ambitions and then encourage his violent behavior; Lady Macbeth provides brains and will behind her husbands ' plotting; and the only divine being to appear is Hecate, goddess of witchcraft. Arguably, Macbeth traces the root of chaos and evil to women, which has led some critics to argue that this is Shakespeare's most misogynistic play. While male characters are just as violent and prone to evil as women, aggression of female characters is more striking because it goes against prevailing expectations of how women ought to behave. Lady Macbeth's behavior certainly shows that women can be as ambitious and cruel as men. Whether because of constraints of her society or because she is not fearless enough to kill, Lady Macbeth relies on deception and manipulation rather than violence to achieve her ends. Ultimately, play do put forth a revised and less destructive definition of manhood. In scene where Macduff learns of the murders of his wife and child, Malcolm consoles him by encouraging him to take news in manly fashion, by seeking revenge upon Macbeth. Macduff shows the young heir apparent that he has mistake understanding of masculinity. To Malcolms suggestion, Dispute it like a man, Macduff replies, I shall do so. But I must also feel it as a man. At the end of the play, Siward receives news of his son's death rather complacently. Malcolm responds: Hes worth more sorrow / and that 'll spend it for him. Malcolm comment shows that he has learnt lesson Macduff gave him on the sentient nature of true masculinity. It also suggests that, with Malcolms coronation, order will be restored to the Kingdom of Scotland.

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1- Introduction

The play opens with witches greeting each other in Act I, Scene 1. From the opening, dark and disturbing tone of the play is clear. Witches speak easily of warfare as something to watch avidly until its time to meet with their newest victim: Macbeth. In Act 1, Scene 3, three witches greet Macbeth in a startling and unexpected way. First, Witch called him Thane of Glamis, already his title, because of Sinel's death. But then the Witches call him thane of Cawdor and king, hereafter thus prophesizing that he will be promoted to thane of Cawdor and then king. Macbeth has always dreamt of becoming king, so he is unnerved to hear his ambition said aloud. The Witches ' prediction sets in motion the plot of the play, as Macbeth and her wife murder him to assure him that he will become, and stay, king. After the Witches prophesize that Macbeth will be king in Act 1 Scene 3, Banquo asks what his future hold. Witches tell him hell be less happy than Macbeth but far happier, and predict that Banquo will never be king, but his descendants will be. Macbeth will soon murder Banquo to try to keep this from happening, but he will fail to kill Banquos son Fleance, who could end up making the Witches ' prophesy come true. In Act 4, Scene 1, Macbeth returns to ask the Witches for more prophesies. Sensing his presence, second Witch called Macbeth Wicked. Her words mark the first time Witches describe Macbeth as evil in play.

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