Human Flaws Essay

674 words - 3 pages

Macbeth, another classic and tragic play by William Shakespeare. The prediction of Macbeth becoming king brings him joy, but it created inner turmoil. Macbeth’s hope for becoming king is his ambition. How he becomes what he wants will be his fate creating human flaws in his decisions. Shakespeare displays the corrupting powers of unrestrained ambition of a man with no character eventually leading him towards the path of destruction.
Everything started out with the crave for the knowledge of one’s future. ”Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more... say from whence you owe this strange intelligence? Or why upon this blasted heath you stop our way with such prophetic greeting? Speak, I charge you.” (1.3.72-80) The Three Witches congratulates Macbeth for his new title, only to be questioned by Macbeth on how they know of such things and demanded to tell him more. This quotes represents his feelings of wanting power, however he questions this prophet and set a desire for his future in time of happening having more insight. Macbeth began crave for this kind of future for himself, yet he doesn’t have the courage to force his way into having it come true unlike Lady Macbeth. She was willing to kill King Duncan to get the crown; displaying their lust -- the intense desire of the throne.
Tonight was the night that will decide how Macbeth’s fate will change. “Is this a dagger which I see before me… or art thou but a dagger of the mind, a false creation?”(2.1.35-38) Macbeth starts hallucinating about a dagger before he is about to proceed with the plan of killing King Duncan. The image of the dagger represents what he is about to do and his conviction. He couldn’t grasp the dagger because his sentiment and committing this act doesn’t align; his feelings of guilt -- his conscience. That is why he can only see the dagger, but wasn’t able to take hold of it because he knew what was...

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