Brain and Macbeth's Quest

Essay by desisweetyHigh School, 11th grade May 2004

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There are many times in our lives when we do not realize our mistakes or understand life until you choose to do something about it and accept the consequences that may follow it. The novels, Who Has Seen the Wind and Macbeth are comparable in view of the fact that Brain and Macbeth, the protagonists of each novel respectively, embark on a personal quest that have many motivating factors which leads each individual into picking the path he follows and at the end of their journey each character learns new insights about himself.

Brain and Macbeth both have many motivating factors that lead them into the path they choose to follow. Macbeth's two factors are Lady Macbeth and the three witches. Lady Macbeth, his wife, seduces him into killing Duncan by calling him a coward for not going with the plan and for not keeping his promise he made to her in his letter.

She tells him he is not a man until he kills Duncan for his ambition. She tries to make him just as ambitious as her by helping him believe that your ambitions comes before everything and it is not wrong to overcome any obstacles that can lead him to his ambition. Not only this, but she makes him feel guilty by saying, if he ever asked her to do anything for him she would do it without a question, just because she loves him and he asked her to. Lady Macbeth takes control of their relationship and that helps her motivate him into taking the path she wants him to take. The three witches spark the evil into him by telling him the prophecies:

"All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!

All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!

All hail, Macbeth! That...