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Recently I read an article which talks about a German physicist named Werner Heisenberg He discovered an analogous phenomenon with his uncertainty principle Studying matter at the atomic level quantum physics he realized that the act of measuring affected the object being measured As a result one could never accurately determine both position and momentum of an electron with precision The attempt to reach one of these goals hurts the other and a similar phenomenon is found in our everyday lives This relates to William Shakespeares Macbeth The protagonist is lured to murder King Duncan by the desire for power an appetite whetted by the witches prophecies and his wifes encouragement But when he obtains the thrown he finds himself insecure He attempts to remove threats that decrease his security In the play Macbeth despite appearances of paradox Shakespeare uses the motif safe to illustrate the theme that mens goals to have safety and power are almost impossible to attain simultaneously The power from knowledge causes discomfort and as it has often been said ignorance is happiness After Macbeth is promised the throne Banquo asks why Macbeth is less than ecstatic Good sir why do you start and seem to fear Things that do sound so fair Act I Scene 3 ll54-55 Being King of Scotland makes Macbeth uncomfortable as he can senses the implications His first thoughts of considering murdering Duncan make him scared Also knowing that he has committed such a vile act makes him uncomfortable He soon realizes that it will be difficult to act innocent and to deal with his guilt At the end Hecate sets Macbeth up for his final fall As by the strength of their illusion Shall draw him on to his confusion He shall spurn fate scorn death and bear His hopes bove wisdom grace and fear And you all know security Is mortals chiefest enemy Act III Scene 5 ll28-34 The security provided by
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