Motivations Leading To Macbeth's Demise

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The Motivations that Lead to Macbeth’s Demise As Ella Wheeler Wilcox states, “Always continue to climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.” In life, people have the choice to take the wrong path or the right path. Whether people are externally motivated with negative or positive influence, one’s choice is made. In William’s Shakespeare’s Macbeth , Macbeth’s motivations play a big role in his decisions and character. Macbeth is internally and externally motivated several ways throughout the play. The Witches, Lady Macbeth, and his personal desires all play a role in causing Macbeth to pave his…show more content…
Another prophesy made by the witches is that Banquo’s sons will become king, the third witch states, “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none” (1.3.65). Macbeth is put into a state of confusion and determination that prophecies are to be fulfilled due to his paranoia, lack of sleep and visions. The witches also show Macbeth three apparitions. The First apparition is an armed head, the first apparition states “Macbeth, Macbeth, Macbeth: beware Macduff/ Beware the Thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough.”(4.1.70-71). This summons to warn Macbeth that Macduff is coming back to Scotland to ruin him. The second apparition is a bloody child, the second apparition states “Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn/ the power of man, for none of woman born/ shall harm Macbeth (4.1.78-80). This tells Macbeth that no man born a woman can harm him. That said, this gives Macbeth great confidence and makes him think he is Invincible. The third apparition is a child crowned with a tree in his hand, the third apparition states “Be lion-mettl’d, proud, and take no care/ who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are. Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until Great Birnam Wood

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