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Macbeth Character Analysis

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When people do something that makes them feel good, their brain releases dopamine to teach them to seek out this activity in the future for that good feeling to be repeated. Over time, the brain adapts in a way that actually makes the sought-after substance or activity less pleasurable. Macbeth was so addicted of the idea of becoming king that he did whatever it took. The tragic hero caused his own downfall simply because once the prophecies started coming true he continued to feed on to it which starting leading to chaotic choices. Yet, there are others who might of influenced it in the beginning, Macbeth began to do his own thing in the end. In the beginning of the play, the three witches planned to meet macbeth and tell him about his three prophecies. The three prophecies : Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, King of Scotland; Macbeth was already Thane of Glamis , but it was impossible in his perspective to become Thane of Cawdor , more expectantly King of Scotland. Once Duncan named Macbeth Thane of Cawdor , thats whenever he started to believe the prophecies , however since it came from the witches it was a little dubious. Since two of the prophecies came true Macbeth started to become a little too ambitious and started relying on the prophecies. “ If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, Without my stir.” ( I, iii, 147) the tragic hero implied that if fate wants him to be king , then it will happen. Yet, he contradicted himself later in the play
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