Macbeth Quotes/Themes


Macbeth Quotes and themes
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Macbeth Quotes/Themes
  1. Themes and Quotes
    1. Greed
      1. Macbeth
        1. Macbeth's Desire for power was sprung from the witches and their prophecy and he stopped at nothing to get to the power he desired and makes him do irrational actions to the power
          1. 'I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition' - Macbeth
        2. Betrayal
          1. Macbeth
            1. He betrayed many of his loyal friends in order to get to power, he murdered them, tricked them and framed them in order to got to power
              1. 'I can not say amen' - Macbeth
            2. Paranoia
              1. Macbeth
                1. Macbeth was paranoid, in a different way. Macbeth has his hallucinations about Banquos ghosts coming to haunt him, and him being unable to wash the blood from his hands also displays his paranoia
                  1. 'If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir' - Macbeth
                    1. 'Yet i do fear they nature' - Macbeth
                  2. Abuse of Power (Self Interest/ambition)
                    1. Macbeth
                      1. Macbeth is called a tyrant repeatedly though out the play because of his motivation to do what he needs in order to get to power, his self interest is fueled by his abusive power
                        1. 'Thou liest, abhorred tyrant; with my sword' - Yound Siward
                      2. Supernatrual Forces
                        1. Macbeth
                          1. Mainly the witches, and how they influenced macbeth's descision which lead to basically everything
                            1. 'Fair is foul and foul is fair, hover through the fog and filthy air," Witches
                          2. Nature of evil
                            1. Macbeth
                              1. Macbeth is becoming more evil, the more murders he performs the further he goes
                                1. Daggers in men's smiles, macneth
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