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does anyone have a paragraph on the theme tyranny for macbeth as I dont understand it. Tyyyy
Original post by krey
does anyone have a paragraph on the theme tyranny for macbeth as I dont understand it. Tyyyy

I dont have one actually written up atm but I can try write one up based on the stuff I learned last year. Beware tho it might not be as good as it can because I havent done english for a whole year. Scratch that upon writing it I have learned that it is TERRIBLE, but it might give you a slight idea as to where you should start.

Shakespear presents the theme of tyranny throught the play of Macbeth as the hamatria (downfall) of the charecters. We see this when Macbeth overtakes the throne and orders for Banquo and his family to be killed. When this happens, Macbeth sees banquos ghost and this creates the illustion to the Jacobean audience that Macbeth has begun to lose his mind and all sence of being due to abusing the power that he has taken by force and using it to kill people who are a threat to his false kingdom. Tyranny in general is seen as destructive and as a result, by Macbeth killing not only Banquo but also Macduff's family, we learn that "blood will have blood" and therefore everything that comes along with tyranny, the murder, the destruction will eventually turn back on the tyrant and lead to their downfall. The reason Shakespear presented tyranny in such light was to act as a warking for the Jacobean audience and prevent them from trying to take over the throne by forse as it would lead to their downfall, Just as it had the year before when guy Fawks had tried to kill the King.

Sorry that is so bad, and Im tired and giving up half but I hope it helps even in the slgihtest

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