His agnorsis could be said to occur earlier, when he becomes aware of Lady Macbeths death. His understated reaction oculd indicate his complete exhaustion and defeat together with involuntary awareness and his commentss that life is nothing more than a "tale,told by an idiot signifying nothing." In the end of the play natural order and control is restored as Macbeth is killed and Malcolm, the rightful heir to the throne according to succession and order, is crowned king of Scotland. Shakespeare successfully warns and scares the audience against thinking about
After the three murderers killed Banquo, they go to recount the news to Macbeth. Showing no reaction to the news of his former comrade’s death, Macbeth only thinks of himself: “Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect” (Shakespeare 99). Macbeth, asking if Fleance is dead, is only tormented after hearing that Fleance escaped and remains a threat to his crown. Macbeth’s quick transition of concern from Banquo to Fleance exhibits his disregard to the people close to him, a distinct behavior often tied to sociopathic people.
Unchecked ambition can eventually result in having nothing worth living for. William Shakespeare illustrates this in his darkest play, Macbeth, through the downfall of Macbeth himself. In Act 5, Macbeth declares that life is, in fact, meaningless and that time is constantly ticking until we die. He says this immediately after he finds out that his wife, Lady Macbeth, committed suicide, thus marking Macbeth’s loss of everything he cared about.
Although some believe that Proctor is doing the right thing, he ultimately dies because of Judge Danforth’s ignorance. He feels that he must kill Proctor and all of those accused of witchcraft to prevent an overthrow of the courts due to a lack of consistency. He shows no remorse, which verifies Proctor’s heroic life and portrays Danforth as a villain. Overall, Proctor’s death wraps up a truly heroic life for a man that had several
Readers can see the hopelessness in Elie from his emphasis on his existence as just a body. What was equally important was when Elie’s father passed away. Following his death, Elie was completely desensitized to anymore pain, he said that it “no longer mattered. Since [his] father’s death, nothing mattered to [him] anymore”(113). There is a significant change of diction from the beginning of the novel compared to near the end.
In the story “In Cold Blood” Truman Capote uses a tone of “somber” by expressing how death causes the reflection of life. Capote uses the word "life", something that we all know is a grave matter that we wouldn't want to lose. The confrontation towards the man’s feelings of the passing of the Clutter family makes him feel melancholy. He says “it was a melancholy task” knowing that Kenyon was no longer there to help.
By alluding to Lucifer, Wolsey aggrandizes himself and also invokes the pity of the reader. The final line ending in iambic trimeter leaves the soliloquy seemingly unfinished, reflecting the feeling that Cardinal Wolsey had when he learned of his dismissal from the court. By having Cardinal Wolsey lose, Shakespeare concludes that the psychological implications of loss can only allow people to accept the
The Author Charles Frazier wrote in his book Cold Mountain “[No] matter what a waste a man has made of ones life, it is ever possible to find some path to redemption, however partial” John Proctor is a prime example of this quote. Towards the beginning of the play Miller gives the reader an impression that he is a selfish and immoral man that does not care about his family or the feelings of his wife, Elizabeth. As the play goes on however Miller’s representation of proctor can sway the opinions they have of John when he decides to let himself be hanged for good reason. Within the short timeline of the story John Proctor was able to look past his mistakes and restored his morals. John Proctor was denounced in the story when he was seduced
Just another poor person has died, no other thought can be brought out. Tom did not even glance back at Myrtle but just said “We’ll take a look...just a look” (147). This shows how little Myrtle’s hopes mattered to the rich Tom Buchanan, the false expectation created by the American Dream. Myrtle represents the common man in dying while chasing the American Dream. She is killed by a car, the motif of freedom in the 1920s.
Before the attack on his home is confirmed, Macbeth tells his servant, “As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, / I must not look to have, but in their stead / Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath” (5.3.25-27). After killing too many people, Macbeth finds no purpose in honor or having love like a king normally has because he has survived so long without them, so by now he has adapted to these emptinesses. He has come to the conclusion that friends are no longer necessary because they just create more issues and more curses. They give him a false hope of honor, but the honor will not help him now. Macbeth yearns for the honor which he abandons once he decides to follow Lady Macbeth’s advice.
Moreover, following Banquo’s murder, Macbeth’s guilt is revealed through visual hallucinations of Banquo’s ghost. Furthermore, when Macbeth hears of his wife’s death, Macbeth believes life is meaningless and is nothing “but a walking shadow...” (Shakespeare V.v.24-28). To summarize, the desire for power and murderous deeds leads to Macbeth’s immense guilt, ultimately leading to his mental decline.
Although Macbeth experiences guilt before he kills Duncan, he reaches an entire new level of paranoia and fear after he chooses to complete the plan. The Thane of Glamis has nightmares, hears voices, and refuses to talk or think about the deed. While Macbeth chooses to pin the blame on others and convinces himself that the death needed to occur, the murder was of no fault but his own. The death of King Duncan is the most prominent event in Macbeth that not only commences Macbeth’s mental deterioration, but also shows that he was not forced by anything or anybody to commit any sinful acts. Following the moment when he paints his hands with King Duncan’s scarlet blood, Macbeth slowly spirals toward the realm of
He feels that if he’s being isolated from everyone else he can accomplish more. When he isolates himself from them everyone he becomes sick and the only person around him is the monster he created. Furthermore, when Victor isolates himself from everyone he not only loses sight of himself as a person, but he abandons his responsibilities and does not think about the consequences for his actions. In the play Macbeth written by Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth isolates herself from society because she does not want to deal with her own guilt. When her husband finds out about her death he reflects back on how isolation can ruin a person.