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Power does not just turn Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into corrupt killers it also makes them paranoid and insane. Lady Macbeth begins to sleep walk and filled with guilt cries “Out, damned spot! Out, I say! One, two. Why then tis time to do't .” while washing illusionary blood from her hands. In fact the obsession with guilt that Lady Macbeth has affects her so much she ends up killing herself. However she is not the only one to become unhinged, Macbeth too begins to obsess over the idea that people are after him. As his paranoia grows worse so does his demeanor and he begins to act crazier. This can be seen most clearly before his last battle when he calls his servant Satan and then ask for his armor only to reject it.
Macbeth's Corruption :: William Shakespeare Macbeth
It is in human nature that the more power one desires the more corrupt actions one must do to attain it. In Shakespeare’s tragedy of Macbeth, a Scottish noble whose craving for power leads him to do terrible deeds that leads to his demise. Shakespeare shows that power corrupts by using Macbeth who corrupts under the thought of have power over others. Macbeth becomes corrupt under the thought of becoming king and gaining almost complete control over the people that he rules. Macbeth wants the power badly enough to do horrible deeds such as commit regicide. Lady Macbeth becomes very ambitious and allows herself to become seduced to the idea of becoming Queen. Her ruthlessness urges Macbeth to commit regicide by questioning his love for her and his own manhood. “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” (John Acton) In most cases, power tends to corrupt, but in Coriolanus’