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“Jump the Life to Come” Introduction In the play “Macbeth”, Shakespeare portrays Macbeth as the normal man – at first. Through his skills as a warrior, his friendship with Banquo and his loyalty to Duncan, Macbeth attempts to be the everyday man. As the play develops, however, Macbeth becomes over ambitious and power hungry. Like the book A Simple Plan, where people become so involved in their own greed and self-prosper that they kill people they …

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…will talk about it tomorrow. This example shows that he has become completely abnormal and inhuman. V. Conclusion Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” teaches how “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The play also represents medieval society’s descent into depravity and immorality. Shakespeare’s normal man succumbs to the temptations of power and greed. Normal man becomes abnormal. As in the book A Simple Plan, where common people are tempted to obtain wealth illegally, greediness leads to destruction.