Macbeth Theme Kingship and Tyranny Key Quotes

Macbeth arranges for Banquo to be murdered thus he arranges the murder of Banquo’s young child Fleance. This shows Macbeth’s power is ruthless, especially in attempt to hold onto his power Fleance, his son,my hat keeps him company, whose absence is no less material [Macbeth] than is his father’s, must embrace the fate of that dark hour
Macbeth orders the death of Macduff’s wife and children proves that Macbeth is a tyrant from learnt that Macduff has fled the country. There is no good reason for Macbeth to kill Macduff’s family; Macbeth has nothing to gain politically by the murders of Macduff’s wife and children. He only does it to prove his power and ruthless and incredibly cruel behaviour proves his tyranny The castle of Macduff I will surprise, seize upon Fife, give th’edge of o’th’sword his wife, his babies and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line

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