MacBeth's decent into hell. Speaks of Shakespeare's "MacBeeth"

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Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare. Macbeth is a man who commits a series of

crimes because of persuation from his wife that will benefit mostly himself but also Lady

Macbeth. The play watches Macbeth as he decents into hell it also shows the conscious mind of

a murderer and how murder affects peoples minds.

At the beginning of the play Macbeth is a well respected warrior by everybody.

Macbeth is the thane of Glamis at the beginning of the play. Macbeth met the three witches on

the way home from a battle and they tell him that he will become thane of Cawdor and

eventually king and with Macbeth being superstitous he believes the witches. When he gets

home the king names him thane of Cawdor and after he tells his wife about the witches

predictions she persuades him to kill Duncan and blame it on the guards.

After they discover that

Duncan has been murdered his two sons split up so they wouldn't be killed. Then Macbeth

becomes king.

Later in the play Macbeth gets worried about Banquo because he thinks that Banquo

might figure out what Macbeth is doing and get Macbeth murdered for treason so Macbeth hires

three hitmen to kill Banquo which they did successfully also at the same time the third assassin

killed the other two assassin's.

Macbeth's conscience then got the best of him because he saw the 'ghost' of Banquo. It

wasn't really a ghost because everyone can see ghosts and Macbeth was the only one who really

saw Banquo. This shows that his mind was playing tricks on him because he felt guilty. To me his

feeling guilty showed that he still cared a little for those he loved but then again if he cared he

would stop killing them.