Similarities Between Macbeth And The Crucible

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Reliance, the temporary solution for a lack of confidence People are naturally inclined into helping other people, but many people have difficulty finding a balance between what other people want and what they want themselves. They are often controlled by others needs because humans are social creatures. Therefore, people are often prompted into trouble since they cannot defend themselves. In The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare and in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the characters’ actions and feelings are reliant on outside sources. Many characters lack any self-confidence, so they reach their goals or they make their decisions by depending on others, which does not always prompt to the best decisions.

In The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are not confident enough to reach their goals on their own, so they revolve on outside sources to give them some more courage. First of all, the character Macbeth is portrayed as a powerful and ambitious character. However, he did not control his power, rather, it began when he received three witches’ prophecies. “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter! […] Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo!” (Shakespeare I, III, 53;70-71) The prophecies saying Macbeth will become king gave Macbeth confidence to attain his goal of rising in power. As a result, he frequents the witches asking for more prophecies, which confirms his dependence on the revelations to give
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They are either dependent on others to have more audacity, as in The Tragedy of Macbeth, or they rely on others to make decisions such as in The Crucible. This proves that their free will is flawed and that the characters cannot live on their own. In a survival or an isolation context, reliant people would become very nonfunctional and would be eliminated, since autonomy would be crucial in those