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William Shakespeares tragedy Macbeth is an unfortunate one Although Macbeth does take the actions that lead to his downfall he is not fully responsible for his behavior After encountering three witches who foretell the future for him he desperately wants to believe what they say since everything they told him is good on his part It is said that the witches were just figments of his imagination In either case the prophecies told act as a vehicle to plant ambition in him which then leads him to be greedy with his new found happiness lie to all those he trusts and eventually to multiple murders Although the first and second prophecies that the witches foretell come true they only turn Macbeth greedy After Macbeth becomes Thane of Cawdor Macbeth is amazed with the predictions made so far Look how our partners rapt From having the first divination come true Macbeth imagines the possibility of the other predictions to come true but he is skeptical at first MACBETH Aside This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill cannot be good if ill Why hath it given me earnest of success Commencing in a truth I am Thane of Cawdor If good why do I yield to the that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs Against the use of nature 13130-137 Macbeth now with ambition is determined to make these prophecies come true for him With the thought of being King of Scotland the only thing in his head he knows now that the prophecies could only be good However as said in the beginning of the play Fair is foul and foul is fair hover through the fog and filthy air Things that may appear harmless and pure may be destructive and tainted Macbeth is one example He was too full o the milk of human kindness that he would never have let anything
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