Examples Of Turning Points In Macbeth

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In William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, Macbeth is greatly affected by turning points as he undergoes the transitions into his newly developed self. His new identity is sparked by his attempt to access the power, that is by definition, belonging to him. Consequently, his hunger for power leads to the complete reinvention of the Scottish soldier’s moral beliefs; thus, leading to the physical, psychological and philosophical changes seen in Macbeth. In Macbeth’s journey to achieve his fate of becoming Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland, the soldier’s desire and hunger for power blinds him, guiding him towards a great downfall. Likewise, Adam, from the story of Adam and Eve, has all that a man could ask for, but as wind of more power …show more content…
Both men’s journeys are seen as being to have been worth nothing in the end, as Macbeth risked his position in the kingdom, his relationship with his wife and his mental stability all to result in defeat and death. Likewise, to Adam, who risked his relationship and his entire life and existence to reach the highest state where he could have been seen as a god. As a result of the turning points in “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, Macbeth finds himself going against his initial morals and beliefs; consequently, he finds himself looking at “a sorry sight.” (Shakespeare 39), by which he spots sight of his own bloody hands after killing Duncan, which he would have never done initially due to his morals that killing is bad. Macbeth also acquires even more blood on his hands, as he is held responsible for the deaths of multiple, innocent members of his society. Finally, his need for power leads him to death, where Macbeth and Macduff are seen in a fiery combat due to Macbeth’s actions in attempting to attain upmost power, which leads to Macbeth’s death. “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, represents a lesson that all must learn at some