At the beginning of the play, Macbeth embodies an honorable and courageous trait as he valiantly fights for the kingdom. Macbeth didn’t exhibit any hubris about his possession of the throne until he heard about the witches’ prophecy. Once the idea is trapped inside his head,  it eventually consumes him with excessive pride. Despite his prideful feelings, Macbeth is still a loyal soldier and is apologetic to admit his thoughts about killing the King Duncan. He realizes that his violent thoughts are cruel and treacherous. When he does kill the king, the horror of it almost drives him mad, he has murdered his own peace and innocence by killing Duncan. By announcing,  “I am in blood stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as to go o’er”  he reveals his understanding of being a realist and realizes that his action can’t be undone (3.4.136). Though his hubris has causes him to follow his reckless plan,  he did not expect any returned innocence once he has committed to the path of destruction. Moreover, he is the victim since he is being tricked by the witches. As the witches “Laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” , they invites Macbeth into a false fantasy (4.1.90).  Indeed, Macbeth is a man whose fate is ordained and who is simply advancing his destiny. Yet, the witches had made him cornered with hubris by observing him as brave and bold, making him conclude that he is invulnerable, almost immortal. Eventually, they conjure up with great anguish for Macbeth by evoking temptation for him to protect his throne. Ultimately, Macbeth has to confront the tragic truth; though, he curses the witches but does not blame them. Since he knows internally that there is only one person to blame, himself. Macbeth’s lust for power is enormous as other characters strengthen his determination to bring inevitable downfall, though Hamlet carelessly brings others to destructive downfall that he could have prevented.


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