Examples Of Self-Fulfillment In Macbeth

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The witches’ big prophecy about Macbeth’s future was used both for Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s self-fulfillment, and also for the witches’ own self-fulfillment. In Macbeth, Macbeth pursues his self-fulfillment not with his heart or conscience, but by these weird sisters’ stories. It is also seen how the witches reach their end goal by using their stories for their own self-fulfillment. An example of how Macbeth used their prophecy to help guide his self-fulfillment is by killing Duncan and Banquo. It is seen that Macbeth did have some compassion towards his King and most likely wouldn’t have done it if the prophecy hadn’t told him that he would be king. Because of the witches’ words Macbeth made his decision to commit treason and kill the king, which he wouldn’t have done had he not known about what he…show more content…
Their self-fulfillment was found in killing off Macbeth and seeing how they could destroy him. In the witches’ case, they got everything that they wanted. They got Macbeth to kill his adored king, his beloved friend and his son, and also an innocent family. Along with all of the murders he committed, they also got his wife to commit suicide because of the guilt, got Macbeth overconfident so that Macduff could kill him, and basically took Macbeth’s life and tore it to pieces. Both Macbeth and the witches used the witches’ prophecy for self-fulfillment. It caused Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s emotional destruction and eventual death and also caused the witches’ to be successful in their evil doing. The witches’ prophecy was used for self-fulfillment in these 2 different cases and each had way different outcomes. The witches’ listened to their own words and wit, and Macbeth chose to do so as well. Had Macbeth used his own intelligence, he could’ve possibly gotten what he wanted without the disastrous effect, or he could’ve just been happy with the titles that he did
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