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After reading this climactic and literarily intriguing section of William Shakespeares venerated play Macbeth I started to chuckle about the foolishness of Macbeths actions The play opened with Duncans murder for Duncan was too trusting in his seemingly loyal subjects namely Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Later on Banquo lost his life due to this immense trust in another Macbeth Finally it is Macbeth now that falls after believing whole-heartedly in the witchs prophecies for he trusted that his demise would come only after Birnam Wood would come to his castle and a man not born of a woman would kill him The common connection that all these three murdered characters have is that they all trust everything for its face-value not thinking outside of the box and looking for hidden meanings For example Duncan and Banquo didnt notice Macbeths frenzied breakdown just like Macbeth trusted wholly in the witchs prophecies Shakespeare thus is expressing that you cannot trust anything and you have to think creatively in order to not foolishly take everything for its face-value If you do as all these characters exemplify your demise is sure to come However in my opinion what Shakespeare is saying - never to trust anyone - is in reality quite sad Where would you be in life today if you didnt trust in another Doesnt teamwork which is much better than working alone require at least some levels of trust Thus I highly disagree with Shakespeare for society needs to trust others in certain cases in order for life to progress harmoniously Without any trust everyone would be in a constant state of fear much like Macbeth eventually leading to ones collapse Ones sense of security would be lost and even a baby would have to be in a constant state of apprehension towards its mother who chould possibly be getting ready to dash its brains out However I believe that Shakespeare somewhat contradicted himself here for didnt
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