Macbeth was influenced by the witches and the constant berating and bullying by his wife. He allowed himself to be corrupted and coerced and finally disrupted the Great Chain of Being himself by killing the God-chosen king and replacing him with himself. Shakespeare uses this plot to demonstrate how the great chain of being was disrupted by false ambition dominating over human nature. Macduff was born of caesarian meaning the whole play of Macbeth is ironic as it takes someone who is unnaturally born to destroy Macbeth. Ultimately, Macduff restores the Great Chain of Being by killing Macbeth and presenting the “usurpers cursed head” to Malcolm, who takes his rightful place as King as the true heir to the throne.
In conclusion, Hamlet is indeed an insane psychopath, who started out playing an antic disposition which later just became worse and worse. The three reasons that prove Hamlet is insane, are first, the killing of Polonius in his mother's bed chambers. Second, is his famous speech about whether to be or not to be. The last thing that proves that Hamlet is not just pretending to be insane is in the final scene when himself and Laetes battle to the death, and when he drinks out of a poisoned gauntlet to speed up his
In 1603 William Shakespeare wrote a play by the name of Hamlet.(Britannica) Hamlet is about a young man whose father, the king of Denmark, was murdered coldly by his own brother. His brother’s name was Claudius and Claudius wanted money, power, and the queen. Once this discovery of foul play is known to Hamlet his quest for revenge had begun, introducing the downward spiral of royal family’s everyday live. Once begun the many occasions of acts of rage, lies and deceit took place, and just like in Hamlet, impulsive actions, lying and deception are very prevalent in today’s society.
The unnatural inauguration of Claudius is proved to be an example of corruption when the ghost says, ‘the fat weed That roots itself in ease on Lethe wharf.” (Act 1 Scene 5 lines 33-34) where the ghost compares Claudius to a “fat weed” that will ruin the garden of Denmark. As a result, Claudius’ influences target Gertrude’s virtues, and make her oblivious
What lied ahead for the oppressive Macbeth was none other than a gruesome death for that of a tyrant king that unjustly ruled his kingdom into a pandemonium of madness, suicide, and butchery. The main character, Macbeth, was overcome by his desires which led him to a psychotic state of mind in which he proceeded to execute innocent people for the purpose of disposing of anyone that stood as any level of threat to his position as king. Lady Macbeth, the just as tempting wife of Macbeth, was a no less tempting character in the play as her husband with her plots and intentions that could be argued, led Macbeth to his tyranny. Altogether the play portrays a large number of different themes that rampage the average person’s morals. The overriding
In hamlet some sins are even multiplied together, for example the ghost wants his revenge on claudius and he also wants his crown back which is both wrath and envy. Throughout the play the seven deadly sins will appear frequently. Claudius, before the play even began wanted to be the king of denmark. In the graveyard scene the ghost tells hamlet that claudius, filled with envy and wrath came into the orchard where king hamlet slept and poured poison into his ear killing him.
Macbeth figured that since Banquo was with him when the witches were telling him the prophecies he would soon be able to figure out that Macbeth took the chance to kill Duncan and become king. “Thou hast it now: King, Cawdor, Glamis, all, as the weird women promised, and I fear thou play'dst most foully for't”(III, I, 1-3) In this quote Banquo goes to explain that he has it all, and that Macbeth had cheated to get into the position he was in. As Banquo says “Thou played’st most foully for’t” Macebth started to plot his plan so that no one else can know about the real way he became king. Macbeths worry that Banquo’s blood line would rein one day, based on the prophecies told by the witches, made Macbeth act further on his plan to
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a tragedy in which it's themes not only reflect on past events but can be applied to today's society as well. A Scottish general by the name of Macbeth receives a prophecy from three witches which for see him becoming King of Scotland. Pushed by ambition, Macbeth is further enabled by his wife to murder King Duncan to acquire the Scottish throne. His guilt consumes him and fuels constant paranoia within him. In his flawed plan he is forced to kill more people in his way to attain the throne.
When Macduff hears of Macbeth’s tyranny, Macduff kills Macbeth and take away his power. The power of the witches cause Macbeth to murder many of the characters to get what he desires, which results in Macbeth’s own death. Throughout
How does obedience to children become problematic? In Act III, obedience to parents becomes problematic by engendering a domino effect through a great revelation, catharsis, and death, The original domino is Hamlet’s burning obsession to follow his father’s orders to murder Claudius, which causes Hamlet to forsake his father’s advice to “taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive against thy mother aught” (Act I, pgs 30-31). For example, the young prince is consumed by his obsession, which results in him throwing a play, which is a spitting image of King Hamlet’s murder. The revelation is the plot and the history of the play that Hamlet puts on for the residents of the castle that transpire into subtle hints that the prince is aware of
In the biography, entitled, “Elizabeth l”, Milton Meltzer discussed the unconventional policies of Queen Elizabeth. They were not having to marry, having the right to have the same education as king, having spies for protection, and how these policies affected her kingdom. One of these unconventional policies initiated was not having to marry. “Ever since Elizabeth was eight, however, she said again and again “I will never marry” (Meltzer, pg. 425). This justifies the point that Elizabeth never wanted to marry since she was a child.
In particular, leaders who are captivated by power allow themselves to abuse their power for their own personal gain. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Shakespeare portrays Macbeth to be filled with "vaulting ambition" (41) that he consciously throws away his moral principles to kill King Duncan. He initially believes by retaining the highest authority and having a prestige amount of power will result in happiness. In contrast, the opposite occurred, Macbeth gained nothing and loses everything that made him happy like Lady Macbeth, the society's respect, and living at peace while adhering his moral principles. He was so overpowered by greed and the crimes he committed to be a the top, that his feelings of empathy began to fall apart.