Self Satisfaction In Macbeth And The Barber

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In William Shakespeare's play, Macbeth and Hernando Tellez’s short story, Just Lather, That’s All, Macbeth and the Barber show whether self satisfaction is attainable if one follows their morals. Macbeth and the Barber demonstrate how one should not have the need to question their morals, especially when the victims are in a vulnerable and defenseless position. In Shakespeare’s play, after Macbeth discovers his prophecies, he begins to plot how he can overthrow King Duncan by killing him and becoming the King himself. This is evident when Duncan says, “This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air/ Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself/ Unto our gentle senses.” (Shakespeare 1.6.1-3). Duncan describes his living conditions in the Macbeth castle,

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