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What Idea(s) Does the Author Develop about the Desire of Self-Fulfillment? Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
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“Occasionally in like there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.” (Martin Luther King Jr).
The meaning possessed by the term “Self-fulfillment” is a behavior which causes a false conception to come true. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a prominent play that is a classic example of self-fulfilling prophecies. Macbeth (a general in the army of King Duncan) is the character that believes in prophecies and gets killed in the end living and fulfilling the prophecy. It is not fate but the actions of an individual that cause the prophecy to fulfill. Macbeth written out by William Shakespeare is an astounding example of a self-fulfilling prophecy. The first thing regarding a prophecy is the fate and consequently the belief in it. The way a prophecy unfolds can be considered something written by divine authority already but taking a closer look reveals that this might not be the case and in fact it is the person that makes the prophecy to become real or ‘self-fulfill’. Macbeth`s mind is filled with a thought by three witches that he would soon become king, however, someone among the offspring of his best friend would later rule and overthrow Macbeth`s power. Just like an expert chess player (the witches) that lays out a trap for the opponent (Macbeth) and then he eventually falls in it. The strange thing about the prophecy is not the content of the prophecy itself but the belief of the person in it. ...
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