Monday April 22, 2013
Victimized: No control over one’s own actions
Being a victim is an uncontrollable position that most people do not deserve to suffer through. In William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Macbeth is victimized in a variety of ways due to his surroundings which purloin his real character. Lady Macbeth’s uncontrolled ambition takes a turn for the worse on Macbeth, as she pressures him to murder the king. However, it all started from the witches’ prophecies that put the thought through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s head that Macbeth could potentially become the next king. This thought expanded Lady Macbeth’s gender giving her freakish manly ambition triggering her to take over her husband. It is through Macbeth’s destiny, Lady Macbeth’s uncontrolled ambitions, and the influence of power that victimized Macbeth forcing him to murder former acquaintances, and altered him into a hated man by the end of the play.
The witches’ prophecies decided Macbeth’s destiny, leading to negative ambition. The witches’ victimize Macbeth by putting thoughts into his head that he will be next on the throne. After rumors of Macbeth being the next Thane of Cawdor, the witches’ present a new prediction, ”All hail Macbeth, that shall be king hereafter”(Shakespeare1.3.48). All the witches’ prophecies that were put forward to Macbeth did indeed end up becoming factual; therefore he was a victim of his own destiny. Given that the witches’ were right about the first two prophecies; it gave Macbeth and Lady Macbeth a sense that Macbeth truly could be next on the throne. If the witches’ did not present the third prophecy, the thought of royal command would not have been a genuine contemplation. However, the noble villain accepts the Thane of Cawdor, and does not intend any more. Macbeth as a loyal villain to Duncan does not intend to put in any effort to become the next king. If throne meets Macbeth, it is by chance, not intention,...
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