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In the short tragedy Macbeth, the main character, General Macbeth’s morals are tested. The general uses violence to the point of murder to pursuit his ambitious goal. The general’s wife plays a key role to persuade him to do whatever is necessary to achieve his goal and to keep the means secret.
I believe that in this drama there are two types of literary conflicts of physical and psychological influences: individual versus society, and individual versus self. I believe that the individual versus society stems from the belief that General Macbeth not being of “Royal blood” believes that after being told by witches that he is to be king, he decides to do whatever he needs to do to rebel against the belief in society that only blood relatives of the current monarchy are entitled to the throne. Of selfish personal gain. I believe that in the conflict of individual versus self, Macbeth must become apparent when after he kills the former king he must continue to battle what he knows about himself and continue to go against his morals to keep the crown for himself.
The main literary technic used is fate. This technic is revealed when the three witches foretell of Macbeths destiny to become king of Scotland. Another technic is rising action. A rising action occurs when Macbeth with the persuasion of his wife continues to take out potential people that would challenge his raise to the crown. This rises to a high point that then precipitates and concludes with his demise. The characters in this work as well as real life people do what they do because personal motivations and desires. Reading Macbeth explores some of the most fundamental human emotions.