Theme Of Pressure In Macbeth

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In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the play shows representation towards all us. When we give into the pressure of external forces, we lose our self and it causes downfall. The witches prophecy was intimidating towards Macbeth and makes him feel pressured. Macbeth loses sense of himself, due to external forces, while Lady Macbeth puts alot of pressure on Macbeth, resulting in downfall.

The witches prophecy was intimidating towards Macbeth and makes him feel pressured. “All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter” (I.iii.48). The witches believe that Macbeth will become the Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor and the king. Macbeth is confused about the prophecy. If the prophecy is good, Macbeth considers performing a bad action. “My
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Macbeth struggles throughout the play, trying to maintain deep connections, with Lady Macbeth and his friends. This becomes a problem throughout the story. It is sometimes the people who are closest to us who end up steering us in the wrong…show more content…
Firstly, Macbeth is peer pressured into killing Duncan. “To beguile the time, look like the time, bear’ welcome in your eyes, your hand, your tongue; look like th’ innocent flower, but be the serpent underneath” (I.V.62-65). Lady Macbeth is determined to follow through with her plan. Macbeth goes crazy due to this, and fights with Lady Macbeth. “O, never shall sun that morrow see!’” (I.V.71-72). Macbeth is taunted by Lady Macbeth, being called unmanly and ordering him around. Due to her unkind words, Macbeth decides to continue with the plan and kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth starts to reveal the behavior of a ‘serpent underneath the innocent flower’, causing trouble for Macbeth's actions.

Due to the power of peer pressure, Macbeth represents all of us, facing challenges that are common to every human beings experience. When we give into the pressure of external forces, we lose our self and it causes downfall. The witches prophecy was intimidating towards Macbeth and makes him feel pressured. Macbeth loses sense of himself, due to external forces, while Lady Macbeth puts alot of pressure on Macbeth, resulting in downfall. Finally, choose your friends wisely, because if they persuade you to do bad, it will be you who gets
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