Fear And Ignorance Quotes In Macbeth

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Macbeth Essay In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is always being overcome by fear, ignorance, and greed causing his actions to be controlled by them in many different ways. He is also affected in many other ways such as his the decisions he makes and how he acts towards others. Macbeth’s actions are being controlled by the emotions of greed, Ignorance, and Fear. To start, throughout the play Macbeth is very ignorant to things that are going on around him. In act 4 scene 1, the Apparitions tell Macbeth about his future it states,”Macbeth, Macbeth, Macbeth, beware Macduff; Beware the Thane of Fife. Dismiss me, enough” (4.1.78-89). This displays ignorance because he later dismissed this because the second apparition told him that no man born of woman can harm him. This makes him believe that he is safe because he assumes that he was worn by a woman. Next, he also displays ignorance again later in the scene. Later in the scene the third apparition says that once Great Birnam wood reaches Dunsinane hill, he dismisses this also because he believes that this is …show more content…

First, throughout the play Macbeth, Macbeth experiences fear when it comes to his actions, and this influenced his other actions. In act 2 Macbeth says "I'll go no more: / I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on't again I dare not”( 2. 2. 49b-51a). This shows that he is afraid of what he has done. This could also be because he is afraid of being caught. Next, Macbeth also makes impulsive decisions because he is afraid. He is also fearful before the battle at the castle because he realized that the witches have tricked him. He started to think about what else the witches might have been tricking him about. Once he does realize that the witches have tricked him he kind of surrenders in a sense because he knows he is going to die. To conclude Macbeth displays fear a lot throughout the

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