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Macbeth- Corruption of Power

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Corruption of Power In the Classical Tradegy of... Macbeth Lady Macbeth and Macbeth's
Tragic Deaths What is Corruption ofPower? Lady Macbeth Reading Letter Macbeth Kills King Duncan Macbeth's Banquet. Banquo's Ghost. Act 1 Scene 3
Lines 50-53 First Witch
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!

Second Witch
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!

Third Witch
All hail, Macbeth! That shalt be king hereafter Lady Macbeth
Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be
What thou art promised. Act 1 Scene 5
Lines 14-15 Lady Macbeth
Come, you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,
And fill me with, from the crown to the toe, top-full
Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood Act 1 Scene 5
Lines 43-46 Lady Macbeth
Look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under it. Act 1 Scene 5
Lines 72-73 King Duncan killed

CORRUPTION IN ACTION Addtional Information of Corruption of Power Lady Macbeth recevies a letter from Macbeth


STRIVE FOR POWER Malcolm
A good and virtuous nature may recoil
In an imperial charge......
Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell Act 4 Scene 3
Lines 22-25 - The death of Duncan is a big and prominent part of Macbeth’s slow but sure path to corruption and eventually his demise Banquet & Macbeth Sees Banquo's Ghost

LACK OF TRUST - Later on in the play we learn that Macbeth is so corrupt that he relies on death to get what he wants.

- In Act three scene three, we learn that he sent three murderers to kill Banquo; a supposed threat.

- All trust that Macbeth had for others is now completely gone and it is all due to corruption. Macbeth
But to be safely thus: our fears in Banquo
Stick deep: and in his royalty of nature
Reigns that which would be fear’d Act 3 Scene 1
Lines 53-55 Act 3 Scene 4 is the part of the play where Macbeth is overcome by absolute guilt. He encounters Banquo’s ghost in this scene during a banquet. Tragic Deaths of Lady and Mr. Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1
Lines 78-79 ; 86-88; 101-103 Apparition (an armed head)
..Beware Macduff; Beware the thane of Fife

Apparition (a bloody child)
Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn
The power of man, for none of woman born
Shall harm Macbeth.

Apparition (a child crowned, with a tree in his hand)
Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until
Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill
Shall come against him. Macbeth
She should have died hereafter;
There would have been time for such a word. Act 5 Scene 5
Lines 19-20 Macbeth
Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. Act 5 Scene 5 Lines 25-30 Lady Macbeth
My hands are of your colour,
but I shame To wear a heart so white. Act 2 Scene 2
Lines 82-83 Lady Macbeth
Nought’s had, all’s spent.
Where our desire got without content:
‘Tis safer to be that which we destroy
Than, by destruction, dwell in doubtful joy. Act 3 Scene 2
Lines 6-9 Baldasare, Nick. Macbeth Act 3 Scene 4/ Banquo’s Ghost. Actors Theatre, 18 Aug. 2008. Web. 13 Oct. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KiSISGY8Yy8>
Hidasdrama. Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2. St. Hildas College Drama Society, 24 Jan. 2012. Web. 13 Oct. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8mBx7WEfKYA>
Kuersten, Erich. www.acidemic.blogspot.ca. N.p., 27 Oct. 2010. Web. 13 Oct. 2012. <http://acidemic.blogspot.ca/2010/10/acids-hallowed-shakes-3-macbeths.html>
"Macbeth, Corruption of Power." www.studymode.com. N.p., Aug. 2005. Web. 13 Oct. 2012. <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Macbeth-Corruption-Power-63503.html>
Phoenixfilmandvideo. Power and Corruption. Phoenix Learning Group, 2 Apr. 2008. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=H51Omsr8gy4>
Shakepeare, William. Macbeth. Second ed. Toronto: Thomson Nelson, n.d. N. pag. Print.
Tipmetipyou. Lady Macbeth Reads Macbeth’s Letter. Macbeth, 10 Jun. 2011. Web. 13 Oct. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m6oH3lKlsUw> Works Cited "In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside."
- John F. Kennedy Brief Summary of Macbeth -Power allows people to have control over other beings in this temporary realm.

-Many people yearn to have this element to create a world fit for them.

-Corruption of power is something brought upon by greed to obtain what one desires. These people are driven to get more; nothing else matters except what they seek to gain.

-When individuals come into a position of power, their definition of control is altered. Control becomes easier to obtain and it literally corrupts their minds. Their personality becomes threatening and they can essentially control others’ lives through evil. -A powerful person is likely to be in situations where they are able to acquire their desires by simply lying, bribing, stealing and sometimes killing.

-In the book Macbeth, this is an element of man vs nature because Macbeth goes against the natural order of things, thus causing his own self-destruction because he is not fit to govern the nation of Scotland.

-As well for Lady Macbeth, she is fighting a battle of man vs self because the evil she had started is involuntarily tearing away her physical and mental state. - Macbeth agrees to go along with Lady Macbeths evil plan and performs the dastardly deed of killing the King (Duncan)

- By killing Duncan, Macbeth destroys the natural order of things and brings Scotland to utter chaos

- It could be said that the once kind Macbeth can blame his future corruption on his wife and the three witches Macbeth
Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold; Thou hast no speculation in those eyes
Which thou dost glare with Act 3 Scene 4
Lines 115-117 - At this moment, his perception is his reality in the sense that he sees a ghost and believes it to be real.
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