Monday, 8 April 2013
One of the primary themes that we shouldn't overlook is peer pressure. Macbeth was peer pressured by his wife into killing Duncan. Sure there was a part of him that wanted the witches' prophecy to come true, as being king is always nice bar a revolution, but without his wife trying to convince him to it's entirely probable that he never would've carried through with the murder. This goes to show that peer pressure never really goes away, the peer group simply changes. There is no age limit, we will always be influenced by the people around us. Sometimes the influence can be good, and other times, like in Macbeth's case, it can be very bad.