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Who Rules Your World In his play Macbeth William Shakespeare makes several accusations regarding mans subordinancy to those other than himself Although this story takes place during a time when nobility were said to be very knowledgeable several instances occur in which man is influenced directly by others nearby Macbeth a nobleman of Scotland spends most of his time in this play committing and plotting murder These murders appear superficially to be a result of Macbeths selfish desire to be a powerful ruler Upon further reading it becomes obvious that Macbeths rise to royalty and eventually his tragic downfall would not be possible without several prominent outside influences Specifically Macbeths decisions centered on the beliefs of the three weird witches and his wife Lady Macbeth The three witches control Macbeths thoughts and actions from very early on in the play In an early interaction the witches refer to Macbeth by stating All hail Macbeth Hail to thee Thane of Glamis All hail Macbeth Hail to thee Thane of Cawdor All hail Macbeth that shalt be King hereafter I iii Line 46 It was this exclamation of encouragement that began Macbeths unyielding pursuit of royalty The witches gave Macbeth a hunger for power that he would not have ever known From the moment Macbeth believed these prophesies to be true his tragic flaw of obsessive greed began to take hold In the eyes of the reader Macbeth had already transformed from a nobleman into a pitiful power hungry villain that was doomed to never prosper Macbeths fate is further sealed when he gives in to the influence of his wife Lady Macbeth in regards to their murder of King Duncan Macbeth questions his greed and the idea of murder and tells his wife We will proceed no further in this business He hath honored me of late and I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people I vii line 30 Lady Macbeth however is
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