Role Of Motivation In Macbeth

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Macbeth’s Motivation Every action, every thought, and every word coming from a person is motivated by something, motivated by either one's self or something outside of one's self. Like yeast must be inside of bread dough in order for the bread to rise and be shaped, motivation must be inside a person to shape and influence that person. Motivation arouses itself inside a person and causes a person to do certain things, think certain thoughts, or speak certain words. Nothing is void of the possibility of motivating a person; however, depending on how much value the person places on a thing, the thing will respectively have a greater or lesser influence on the person. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth is motivated to make certain…show more content…
Macbeth’s reactions to many choices he faces throughout the play are greatly influenced by how Macbeth is motivated. Macbeth was told by the witches that he would one day become a king and Macbeth desires to make that prophecy come true. Macbeth realizes that in order to become the king, a plan to dethrone the current king needs to be possible and put into action. With Lady Macbeth’s convincing, Macbeth murders King Duncan. Then, Macbeth becomes even more ambitious and hungry for power, leading Macbeth into killing other people including Banquo and Macduff’s family. Eventually all of Macbeth’s cruelty comes to an end when the English army approaches Macbeth’s castle at Dunsinane and Macduff murders…show more content…
Macbeth has a fear of failure and a fear of not finishing what he had started, which motivats Macbeth to continue to follow through on his plan, striving towards becoming the king in every way possible. Because Macbeth does not want to stop half way through on his quest to becoming king and Macbeth realizes that Banquo and his son are threats to his kingship, Macbeth decides that it is necessary for him to kill Banquo and Fleance. At this point Macbeth's own ambition and healthy fears are enough to motivate him into action. Macbeth wants to be a successful person in every aspect and way possible and knows that if he fails, he will have to live with the guilty feeling of failure forever. With this in mind, Macbeth puts together a plan of action for the murder and follows through with his plan being carried out the best of the murderers'

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