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MacBeth - Analysis of Fear Fear this motivates people to do many things no matter if they are right or wrong In the play Macbeth it was fear that was the main motivating factor that influenced the outcome of the play This can be proved by the subsequent murders that followed after Duncans why were these committed Because Macbeth was scared of being caught and having to pay for the wrongs he had done Also look at Lady Macbeth her constant washing of her hands sleepwalking and other behaviour like this All done out of fear and like her husband fear of being caught The final piece of proof is Macbeths actions they were all due to fear not only of being caught but of the witches prophecies he was frightened of them coming true and tried to stop them from happening This whole play was inspired by fear and what it and what it can do to a person To begin well address Macbeths subsequent murders following Duncans For Macbeth hes just killed the King of Scotland and blamed it on his son It worked and he became King however he remembered the witches prophecies They claimed that Macbeth would be King but it would be Banquos children that would follow after him This made Macbeth very angry he risked everything to become King and after him none of his family will follow Only for them and mine eternal jewel Given to the common enemy of man To make them kings the seeds of Banquo kings Act III S I L 72-75 Here Macbeth realizes that if something is not done to Banquo then his sons will become King Macbeth cant have this hes already worried that his soul will go to hell for what hes already done His fear become evident in this scene also But to be safely thus our fears in Banquo Stick deep
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