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The Role Of Anger And Fear In Macbeth.

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The Role of anger and fear in MacbethOn a level of human hostility the play Macbeth focuses on Macbeth's savage and insane rise to the top. The murder of King Duncan, his guiltless conscience, and his arrogant mentality grows more intense throughout the play. Anger is a strong passion or emotion of displeasure or antagonism, excited by a real or supposed injury or insult to one's self or others, or by the intent to do such injury ( Anger is an emotion possessed by all mankind; it's the amount of anger that one possesses that counts. Macbeth's constant fear of being caught doing his evil deeds, fear becomes a motivating factor in the play. Macbeth's fear of being caught causes him to feel threatened, and he becomes angry because he feels like a victim. Anger motivates Macbeth to do many things no matter if they are right or wrong because his judgment is blinded by rage. In the play Macbeth it was fear turned into rage that was the main motivating factor that influenced the outcome of the play. This can be proved by the subsequent murders that followed after Duncan's murder. Macbeth committed his crimes because he was scared of being caught and for doing all these crimes his fear quickly turns into frustration then anger.Macbeth commits sin by murdering King Duncan which is the most unnatural sin you can commit. As a result, he doesn't want to be found out and becomes fearful of anyone finding out his sins he committed. Macbeth becomes angry and hostile to anyone around him. The murder of Duncan is a crime so dreadful it, starts a chain of reaction of anger. These actions are similar to a avalanche, one little step starts it off, when it starts rolling it slowly gets bigger and more powerful as it collects more snow traveling down the hill, it is no longer just snow, it's an unstoppable force which consumes everything in it's path regardless of what or who it is. Macbeth commits one crime after another. His soul becomes corrupt, he is now no longer a human, he is a force that destroys and kills, driven by his fury, marching across Scotland massacring, slaughtering, and destroying. He kills the king which is the first step that triggers the avalanche. The Macduffs, the nobility, and finally his country are the objects that are in the path of the avalanche. Now the avalanche is at its full potential, it has no value for human life, as it continues on its bloodthirsty and violent path of destruction full of anger."Covetousness easily becoming violence, violence easily becoming crime, crime easily...

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