Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth ' Essay

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Equivocation plays a big role in the play Macbeth, the prophecies from the witches affected Macbeth greatly, the prophecies were full of equivocating words that played with Macbeth 's mind and gave him the confidence that he shouldn 't have had.
The use of misleading words can affect an individual negatively because they think whatever is being said to them is true when in reality it is all lies or a hidden truth. This gives individuals a false sense of security and overconfidence which may mettle with their minds and cause them to make terrible actions. The play ‘Macbeth’ written by William Shakespeare demonstrates that equivocation can give an individual over confidence and can negatively influence an individual’s actions/thoughts which consequently causes their demise. The witches equivocating prophecies cause Macbeth to commit deeds he would not have had if he did not gain over confidence from the equivocating words, this sense of false security result in his downfall.

In Act 1 the witches situate deceitful words into Macbeth’s mind , which initially he was doubtful about but then used them to his advantage and made unwise decisions. "All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter!"(I.iii.50). After hearing this his ambition spurred and felt that he should take action for this prophecy to come true. The prophecy buried evil into Macbeth’s thoughts and he committed injustice crimes. The prophecy ignited a fire in his heart and everything from that point on was terrible,…

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