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After Macbeth is made Thane of Cawdor, he realizes that the witches were right, and immediately begins to ponder the other part of their prophecy. "My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical," (I.iii.153) he thinks, bringing murder to the front of his mind almost as soon as the witches are proven right. Later in the play, Macbeth's desire for power, encouraged by the witches, leads him to kill the king and assume the throne. Macbeth and his wife use ambiguity and equivocation themselves in pursuit of power. All our service / In every point twice done, and then done double, / Were poor and single business to contend / Against those honors deep and broad wherewith / Your Majesty loads our house.
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Lowe argues that Macbeth constantly presses the witches to reveal more, and acts under his own accord to commit the act of murder. The witches merely state that Macbeth will become king; they do not order him to kill Duncan. Lowe concludes that Macbeth is a culpable human, acting on his own ambition with help from the Witches. Macbeth, from a causation standpoint, reveals that the initial meeting with the Witches caused the downfall of Macbeth. Lowe states “Metaphorically speaking, the witches give Macbeth a flame, but Macbeth lit himself on fire and kept feeding that fire until he was completely destroyed.
Due to what the witches told him, Macbeth decided to put fate into his own hands and do what he thought would be best for him. Hubris is expressed through when the seeds of malevolence are planted in his mind by the witches both the first and second time. This overconfidence leads to his destruction and
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The consequences of their actions are initiated by the murder of acquaintances and peers. This puts the country of Scotland and the natural world in a state of turmoil and confusion, and eventually results in the deaths of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The introduction of unnatural deeds begins in the play with the prophecies of the three mischievous witches (the weird sisters) that affect Macbeth. Based on the prophecies, the witches envisage that Macbeth will become the next king in Scotland. The third witch predicts, “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter” (1.3.50).
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