The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare Essay

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Who is Actually in Control?
“Willpower is what researchers call[...][the ability to] control thoughts, emotions and feelings, restrain impulses, and perform tasks and duties” (Baumeister 1), an individual’s willpower against others can dictate the amount of success an individual procures during their life. Through the choices they make, the people they befriend, and the situations they position themselves in. In The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the ambitious Macbeth battles manipulative powers, and tests the limits of his will through, his wife, Lady Macbeth, the three witches, and his greed. These characters and events all force Macbeth to make decisions that slowly transform him from his respectable and honorable persona, in the early scenes of Shakespeare’s play, to a tyrannical and murderous king, in the final scenes of the play.
In the Eleventh Century, society’s view of women range from men’s companions to the maid of the house. The Eleventh Century’s mold for women is one who receives little recognition, little rights, and has to conform exactly to society’s rules. For example; society marks women as weaker than men, which means they can not order men to do something they do not want to, and society also defines them as pure and innocent creatures that are bound to follow man’s every whim and conform to society’s every rule. This is not a prevalent case in the play The Tragedy of Macbeth. As a major character in the play, Lady Macbeth changes the view…

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