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The Tragedies of Macbeth and Hamlet Macbeth is a Shakespearean tale about a confused Scottish noble that does not know how to utilize his ambition He succumbs to temptation which is partly supplied by his wife and he kills to get the position of king Hamlet on the other hand is another Shakespearean masterpiece that deals with a torn prince of Denmark that has to deal with the untimely death of his father Hamlet and Macbeth are similar in many ways and reveal many sides of the human heart through their dynamically dramatic plots Both of these works deal with great inner conflict in the main character Macbeth cannot decide whether or not to kill Duncan who is the king of Scotland He sees an imaginary dagger floating in front of him that is a figment of his imagination which portrays how much he is lamenting over the act of genocide He finally commits the murder and gets the position that he longs for The main conflict that Hamlet has to deal with portrayed by his fated To be or not to be speech is how to deal with the suspicious death of his father - by suffering the ills of this world or taking resolute action against them Both stories carry with a great amount of deceit With Macbeth the witches explain that no one born of a woman will ever kill him Macduff his slayer was born by a Cesarean section Of all the things that the witches tell him all are true but are spoken in confusing riddles that are misleading The witches trick him into believing that he and his descendants will rule the land forever Hamlets father is killed by his uncle which is revealed at the end Hamlet is tricked into going to England where his uncle orders him to be executed but Hamlet is clever enough to get
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