In 1842 Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both.” In The Tragedy of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the audience sees Macbeth as a tragic hero. Macbeth is presented as a mature man with an established character, successful and enjoying an enviable reputation. *Werner Heisenberg, a German physicist, discovered an analogous phenomenon with his uncertainty principle. Studying quantum physics, matter at the atomic level,
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without power hold the most joy. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth find power to be troublesome, with those they killed enjoying a better life. Like trying to measure two factors with precision, trying to reach both goals to a high level is impossible. At the same time, joy and power are able to decline together. A balance needs to be found between dangerous pursuits of power and joy. Ralph Waldo Emerson’s statement is very true.