William Shakespeare 's Macbeth - Passion Versus Responsibility

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In life there are many events that can manipulate the human mind and lead people to do corrupt things in order to achieve the power of success they desire. Throughout literature the theme of passion versus responsibility is always recurring. This conflict is present in Shakespeare play, Macbeth demonstrates how passion versus responsibility can affect not only the individuals, but also everyone else. Mary states that Macbeth provides a starting point for of Shakespeare 's teaching about tyranny and the limitations to human desire (McGrail 1). Stating that Macbeth fate leads to an unexpected love for honor.
In Macbeth, Macbeth and Banquo are stopped by three weird sisters and are given visions of their futures. The witches yell out “All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! /All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!.” (Shakespeare, 1.3.52-53). After the witches inform Macbeth about his fate he quickly moves to getting the throne of Scotland with the help of his wife Lady Macbeth through a sequence of events that led to the death of many and the downfall of Macbeth. Macbeth was a General in King Duncan army, the Thane of Glamis and his new title the Thane Cawdor that was predicted by the witches. Although the witches predicted that he will be the Thane he is still doubtful that he the title of King is true so he decides to let thing go according to fate but states that “If good, why do I yield to that suggestion /Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair/ And make…

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