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The tragedy of Macbeth is an excellent example of a divided man and a divided kingdom As we follow Macbeth through the course of this play we realize that he is a wealth of indecision and as a result of this lack of confidence suffers a bloody demise fitting for the butcher he was This indecision leads him to do many things that would be considered very impulsive and erroneous on his part He has a unique case of duplicity and this is what destroys him in the end He is glad that he is king but he is upset that he has killed Duncan and continues to regret his actions through the entire play Macbeth before temptation was a man that was admired and honorable What caused him to begin to question himself morally was the prophesy by the three witches that he would one day be king Leading up to his actions to become king is the most acrobatic set of self examinations and second guessing This is probably the most climatic time in the play where Macbeth is deciding within himself whether he should take the prophesy into his own hands or whether he should just continue living his life the way he always has Macbeth is still undecided in what he should do even though he almost seems to be pulled by fate towards what he perceives as his destiny and as Macbeth imagines what will have to be done in order for him to become king he is almost mortified My thought whose murder yet is but fantastical Shakes so my single state of man that function Is smotherd in surmise and nothing is But what is not I iii ll 139-142 Macbeth realizes that in order to become king he is going to have to kill Duncan This unnerves him somewhat for Duncan has just recently honored him and made his name great in Scotland as
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