Nature Of Nature In Macbeth

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As French philosopher Michel de Montaigne once said, “Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands our business better than we do.” It can be said that having a connection with nature will allow one to live a life with no worries. However, doing unnatural things, like taking away someone’s life, can lead to the upshot 1 of self-destruction. Nature is supposed to guide one to live a better life, so defying nature can ruin one’s life. Therefore, one should consider the platitude 2 of letting nature “run it’s own course.” In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the main character Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth are prime examples of one causing their own deterioration by defying nature. Through an analysis of literary terms and techniques in the play entitled, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, it is demonstrated that unnatural actions eventually lead to one’s own demise. Moments after Macbeth committed the reprehensible 3 deed of taking Duncan’s life, an overwhelming feeling of remorse hampered 4 Macbeth’s ability to function. Upon returning to his own chamber, Macbeth’s conduct and sudden flood of emotions reveals that his sanity was beginning to languish 5. He claims that he heard voices whispering enigmatic 6 things to him during the murder that he soon understood afterwards. Anxiously, Macbeth shared with his wife, “Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep’... Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care… Chief nourisher in life’s feast”

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