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09/07/2019

Macbeth is a victim of desire quotes?

QUESTION
Macbeth is a victim of desire quotes?
I’m doing an essay on how Macbeth is a victim. I need some help finding quotes on how he is a victim of desire! Thank you for any help!!

ANSWER
Hi Shauna, Macbeth, a victim of circumstances or not? He was a victim of
circumstances. The witches, Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth himself all contribute to
the murdering of Duncan.
The first of the three major circumstances Macbeth falls victim to is
the witches’ prediction. The third prediction that the witches make is that he
will be king “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!”1.
The second of the circumstances is Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth, at first,
skillfully pushes Macbeth to murder Duncan by mocking him “Was the hope drunk;
Wherein you dressed yourself?”2, doubting his love for her “Such I account thy
love,”3 accusing him of cowardice “And live a coward”4. She finally convinced
him by pointing out how easy it would be ” When Duncan is asleep-“5. Macbeth
loved his wife very much and valued her opinion, perhaps too much.
The last of the major circumstances is simply himself and what he is
deep down. Macbeth has no control over the way he is. It is his vaulting
ambition that makes him the way he is. This is why I consider it a circumstance
where others may not. Macbeth is weak. He gave in to his evil side by even
considering murdering Duncan. Read the complete essay here: