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Macbeth is presented as a mature man of definitely established character successful in certain fields of activity and enjoying an enviable reputation We must not conclude there that all his volitions and actions are predictable Macbeths character like any other mans at a given moment is what is being made out of potentialities plus environment and no one not even Macbeth himself can know all his inordinate self- love whose actions are discovered to be-and no doubt have been for a long time- determined mainly by an inordinate desire for some temporal or mutable good Macbeth is actuated in his conduct mainly by an inordinate desire for worldly honors his delight lies primarily in buying golden opinions from all sorts of people But we must not therefore deny him an entirely human complexity of motives For example his fighting in Duncans service is magnificent and courageous and his evident joy in it is traceable in art to the natural pleasure which accompanies the explosive expenditure of prodigious physical energy and the euphoria which follows He also rejoices no doubt in the success which crowns his efforts in battle - and so on He may even conceived of the proper motive which should energize back of his great deed The service and the loyalty I owe In doing it pays itself But while he destroys the kings enemies such motives work but dimly at best and are obscured in his consciousness by more vigorous urges In the main as we have said his nature violently demands rewards he fights valiantly in order that he may be reported in such terms a valours minion and Bellonas bridegroom he values success because it brings spectacular fame and new titles and royal favor heaped upon him in public Now so long as these mutable goods are at all commensurate with his inordinate desires - and such is the case up until he covets the kingship - Macbeth
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