“To Know My Deed, ‘Twere Best Not Know Myself”
How was it possible for such an admirable and noble man, so established in society, to fall so greatly into a dilemma, full of murderous plots and deceit? In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the idea of one character becoming both victim and villain is introduced. Macbeth falls prey to others’ deception, and is supplanted with greed and hate when he is tricked by three witches. When
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grace into sheer misery is truly tragic in it’s nature. Even his soliloquies, notable for magniloquence and marked by voluptuous word-painting, show more the stages of his corruption than its causes - the need for action to cover his lack of poise in awaiting developments and the need to stifle the moral imagination that
enables him to foresee the consequences of his actions. Macbeth was simply a weak soul that had been unfairly hoaxed.