Moral Conflicts In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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In the historical Shakespearean pieces, his characters often face numerous moral conflicts throughout the writings. As a person, one has the ability to choose his or her 's actions and generally face several internal conflicts whether it be debating how it affects oneself, or how it affects the people around him or her. Unlike the villains of Shakespeare 's plays, Macbeth can never fully face his actions. When first introduced to Macbeth in the battle the impression is that he is a brave and a capable warrior; however, when it comes to the scene when Macbeth interacts with the three witches it can be interpreted that he is burdened with self-doubt but is also driven by courage and ambition. Macbeth’s actions come with a great deal of reason…show more content…
However, Macbeth still faces massive grief and moral conflict. After the murder of Duncan Macbeth states, “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood /Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather/The multitudinous seas incarnadine, /Making the green one red,” (II.ii.60-63). One can interpret that the Duncan’s blood symbolizes Macbeth’s guilt. Macbeth claims that even Neptune’s ocean can not cleanse him of his crimes and he will bare this burden till death. In this time Macbeth’s wife claims that her hands are just as stained but he is subjected to weakness and in his heart. Macbeth faces the consequences heavily on soul and is realizing the great compromise he made on his morals all for the throne. Macbeth has become morally conflicted between becoming over ambitious to secure his throne and being able to live with his murderous…show more content…
Macbeth has planned the murders of Banquo and Florence. Upon arrival of one the murders blood is on the face of him and Macbeth states, “Tis better thee without than he within,” (III.III.15). Here all morality is out the window and Macbeth would rather see a fellow man dead than have his throne threatened. However, the murders failed to kill Florence and Macbeth is once again overwhelmed with fear. Macbeth has faced quite a bit of moral confliction and his wrongs are not righted until the end of the play. The play begins with being victorious in battle and ends by dying in combat. Macbeth was so wrapped up with keeping the throne he put aside his morals and carried deaths to his grave. The ambition for power essential drove a wedge between Macbeth and his
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