The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare Essay

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Breaking Bad follows a Shakespearean tragedy because the bad or evil lies within a person rather then the universe pulling strings to fulfill the prophecy. Walt is his own worse enemy. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare we are given a prophecy that Macbeth will become king. However, we are left wondering if Macbeth would have never met the witches would he have committed all the acts of violence in order to become king? Many may argue that this element could be fate because Macbeth had no choice over meeting the witches, however, he did have choices and free will to act and fulfill the prophecy in the way he did. Thousands of people get diagnosed with cancer every day. The majority of them do not become cooks for national drug or international drug dealers. Walter had the free will to choose how to live out the rest of his life. When faced with the news of his cancer he not only decided to start cooking meth, but to also cross and manipulates his entire family putting them in significant danger.
Walt can be compared to two characters in this tragedy Macbeth, and Lady Macbeth. Walt is like Macbeth because we are left wondering if both of these characters had another fragmentation of themselves like a Heisenberg living within them. Macbeth ends up assassinating Duncan. However, before he does kill Duncan he has this moral dilemma. He knows what he is doing is wrong, yet he kills the king anyway. Many could argue that Macbeth is weak and was manipulated by his wife to…

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