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External Values And Characters In William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Being influenced to do something erroneous dates back to the end of time. Disregarding what is being said and staying true to your morals is most imperative. The protagonist in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, was regarded as an admirable, respectable man. Throughout the course of the story, Macbeth loses his values and morals, leading to his own destruction. The protagonist in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, has been influenced by several external forces which drives him to commit several fatal crimes. In conclusion leading to Macbeth, the quintessential tragic hero's demise. Firstly, the three weird sisters are one of the external forces that influenced Macbeth to commit a tragic crime. Secondly, Lady Macbeth is a malicious, manipulative mastermind…show more content…
Macbeth feels that Macduff is a traitor, when he finds out Macduff chose not to attend his banquet. In a spiteful, impulsive act of revenge Macbeth orders several murders to Macduff’s castle to kill his family. Macbeth thought that the killing of Macduff’s family would shatter his will to fight leaving him demoralized. In fact, the murder of his family did the exact opposite. The death of Macduff’s family made Macduff fight harder than ever, in order to avenge his family's name. The messenger tried to warn Lady Macduff about the attack, but it was too late. The murders entered, they first killed Macduff’s son, on the brink of him dying he manages to say “He has killed me, mother. / Run away, I pray you” (4.2.80-81). Macbeth embodies the flaw of making impulsive decisions. This can be due to the character's major flaw, his “Vaulting Ambition.” Due to Macduff not attending the banquet it frustrates Macbeth, in result, him seeking revenge by slaughtering his family. The killing of Macduff's family is the finale crime of the play that leads to the downfall of…show more content…
Throughout the course of the story, Macbeth loses his values and morals, leading to his own demise. The protagonist in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, has been influenced by several external forces which drives him to commit several fatal crimes. The three weird sisters plant the seed of evil in Macbeth's head, while Lady Macbeth nourished the seed to sprout and control his mind. Ultimately causing the deaths of Banquo and Macduff's family. Towards the end of the story Macbeth comes to the realization he has lost everything, and the three weird sisters tricked him. This creates pathos for the character but, it is hard to feel sympathy for someone who did not stay true to themselves. Macbeth was at a spectacular point of his life. He let evil external forces dictate his decisions, leading to his own downfall. Do not let atrocious influences lead greatness to the
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