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Temptation is the Road to Destruction What is to blame for the tragedy of Macbeth Is it Macbeths arrogance the confusion of his mind by the witches that send Macbeth on a self-destructive path to misery or both William Shakespeares play Macbeth connects witchcraft to Scotland The play is a storm created by the three weird sisters Indeed Macbeths actions are dominated by the witches prophecies They follow Macbeth throughout the play and direct his actions The motif of prophecy shows that Macbeth is destined to transform from an honorable warrior into a betrayer of his country The prophecy awakes Macbeths ambition Before we meet Macbeth he is portrayed as a heroic and courageous soldier It is unlikely that he would even think of murdering the king Macbeths first line So foul and fair a day I have not seen is a vivid example that he has a potential to become the witches victim His words reflect witches phrase Fair is foul and foul is fair and establish a connection between them and Macbeth before they encounter When the witches predict that he will become the thane of Cawdor and then the king he favors them The readers initial impression of Macbeth is immediately complicated with Macbeths fixation upon the witches prophecy Blinded by desire for power he confuses the witches predictions with reality He thinks that those that gave the thane of Cawdor are the witches when it is only the king who has a right to give Macbeth the new title He obviously allows himself to think about assassination to get the throne but he is overwhelmed with emotions of staying loyal to the king At this point of the play Macbeth is not a good person but he is not an evil one yet He tries to resist the temptation but it seems to be stronger than him In addition Lady Macbeth dares her husband to commit the crime by
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