Revenge Never Provides Satisfaction In Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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Revenge never provides satisfaction. This is one of the very dominant ideas in William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Mischievous acts often occur as a result of immoral underhand dealings. The constant motivation behind harming people, once begun, is unstoppable. Seeking payback from anyone who threatened his power, the most famous Macbeth has ultimately plotted his downfall. The pleasure of peaceful satisfaction is never attained through vengeance.

Because vengeance cannot be achieved by honorable manners, Macbeth’s only methods were deceitful ones. These methods include dealing with murderers, betraying his king and, most importantly, backstabbing his friend. Macbeths dissatisfaction is portrayed when meeting the witches again and stating “I will be satisfied” (Act4Scene1). Ordering the witches to provide further prophecies reveals his ongoing search for “peace”. None of Macbeth’s encounters with the forces of evil and darkness provided him with contentment. The once mature and successful Macbeth has now been tricked by his desires into obtaining worldly honors. …show more content…

After murdering the gracious King Duncan, the hero proceeded and slaughtered the guards to guarantee himself the authority. His loyal friend Banquo was also included on the never-ending list of victims. The statement "Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill..."(act3scene2) is powerful enough to verify that Macbeth feels vulnerable. His constant search for vengeance even went as far as killing Macduff’s family because he perceived them as potential danger to his throne. Butchering potential threats confirms that avengement is the murderers only

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