Okay, so I understand that Macbeth was killed for his unruly ways as ruler of Scotland. But, what I don't understand is how he went from an honorable lieutenant to an evil dictator. Can someone explain this to me?
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That is the whole point of Macbeth. Power corrupts the hearts of men and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Macbeth started out as a noble servant of the king but his tragic flaws define him once he steals power. Macbeth's frailties turn him into a paranoid sociopath bent on keeping his "borrowed robes" at any expense.