What is important to Macbeth?

The most important thing to Macbeth is power, and he is willing to kill numerous people, including innocents, former friends, and his king, in order to gain and keep the Scottish throne.

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Macbeth tells the story of Macbeth , a Scottish lord who is blinded by greed and ambition. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is presented as a brave warrior who is loyal to his king. When Macbeth meets three witches who prophesy that he is destined to be king,...

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Macbeth tells the story of Macbeth, a Scottish lord who is blinded by greed and ambition. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is presented as a brave warrior who is loyal to his king. When Macbeth meets three witches who prophesy that he is destined to be king, however, Macbeth and his wife plot to murder King Duncan and take over the throne. The rise to power is not an easy for Macbeth, and once he has successfully dispatched Duncan and seized the crown for himself, he finds himself compelled to commit even more nefarious deeds to secure his rule.

Thus, it can be concluded that the thing that Macbeth values most is power. He believes that once he obtains power and becomes king, he will be unstoppable. This intense desire to be invincible is ultimately what brings about Macbeth's demise, leading him to misinterpret the witches' prophecies and believe (incorrectly) that he cannot be defeated. As king, Macbeth abuses his authority and becomes a tyrant, despised by his lords and his people. His paranoia about losing the throne leads him to commit increasingly horrifying acts, including ordering the death of his friend Banquo and sending murderers after Macduff's wife and children. As he loses his humanity and conscience, Macbeth also loses his sanity, experiencing guilt-induced hallucinations. Through Macbeth, Shakespeare shows how ambition and the desire for power can transform even the bravest and most loyal people into greedy, selfish, and vicious individuals.

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