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Believe it or not several characters or aspects of the play Macbeth byWilliam Shakespeare seem to follow Newtons third law Newtons thirdlaw states for every action there is an equal and opposite reactionTherefore if one object exerts pressure on a second object the secondexerts an equal and oppositely directed force on the first oneSometimes in the play an act be it good or bad is met by a resultwhich can have a big impact on the person performing the act InMacbeth several characters actions have an equal and opposite responsetowards themselves Porter gets drunk and he cant have sex the Thaneof Cawdor deceives Duncan which results in his death and Macbeth killsDuncan which causes him to have a lot of guiltMost people dont know that alcohol can have a big influence on sexdrive While it increases your desire to have sex it severely decreasesyour ability to actually engage in intercourse This is the dilemma thatMacbeths Porter faces in Macbeth The Porter clarifies It pro- vokes the desire but it takes away the perfor- mance 2330-32He means that alcohol will get you in the mood to have sex but yourcapacity to actually perform will be gone When Macduff asks him ifthats what happened to him last night Porter reveals That it didsir 2340 The Porter was not able to have sex because of drinkingPorter getting drunk is the action that leads to the reaction which ishis incapability to have sex While this could be categorized as funnyother examples of Newtons third law in Macbeth can be tragicAnother minor character who could be said follows the third law is theThane of Cawdor He is the first Thane and he is later replaced byMacbeth The Thane of Cawdor is never named in the play He deceivesDuncan when fighting against Norwegians Ross explains Norwayhimself with terrible numbers assisted by that most disloyaltraitor The Thane of Cawdor 1259-60 The thane of Cawdor betraysthe king by helping the
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