Macbeth in Shakespeare’s Macbeth


This report details the intended courtroom trial of the character Macbeth in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The findings in this report are intended for my fellow group mates and for use in the prosecution of the case against Macbeth. Macbeth is the main character in the play and is depicted as a power hungry tyrannical ruler who kills the current king to take power. The selection of Macbeth for prosecution is based on his tyrannical rule and the oppression of his people in the kingdom. Further, the thirst for power makes him an ideal bet as he commits many crimes to achieve the power including the killing and maiming of citizens. The description of the character by the author as a tyrannical ruler perfectly displays his attitude towards Macbeth and such rulers in society. Accordingly, the character is important in teaching the lesson that power hunger does not help especially when pursued at the expense of people’s lives. The report identifies Macbeth’s criminal cases of murder and treason including the killing of the king, his two chamberlains, Banquo, Macduff’s family and the attempted killing of Fleance.

Argumentation/ Critique

Macbeth is described as tyrannical ruler whose hunger for power drives him to commit crimes beyond his understanding. Consequently, the most significant crime committed by the character is treason in which he overthrew th

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