In the play Macbeth written by Shakespeare many different themes can be revealed throughout the play. Betrayal has different definitions like one friend going against another for their own gain. The theme of betrayal is illustrated in Macbeth actions to murder King Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff leaving his family. Macbeth demonstrates betrayal by killing King Duncan.
Bound by Fate, Pained by Free Will For centuries, many people have debated and grappled with the idea of fate versus free will. Is a person’s life controlled by fate or is a person entirely responsible for their actions and subsequent consequences? American Professor Randy Pausch describes the relationship between fate and free will well when he writes, “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game”. In the tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, it appears as though Macbeth’s fate is predetermined from the beginning, however, it is his actions that determine how he reaches his destiny.
The urge to be seen as perfect is a desire commonly found among humans. However, even some animals are not immune to such desires. A bird trying to attract the best mate in the forest by creating a perfect nest will fight to the death for a twig that it believes will make its nest excel beyond the rest. The bird will even go so far as to break the incubating eggs in a nest if it contains an item that the bird wants as its own. Similarly, in humans, there are characters that strive for perfection primarily based on self-satisfaction, rather than the well-being of others so much so that they begin to weigh ideology above humanity.
A wise man once said, “The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.” In the book Unwind, by Neal Shusterman, he portrays instances where the main characters, Connor, Risa, and Lev were deceived by the people who they depended on the most. As they run away from being unwound, or having their body parts dissembled for others use, they learn quickly that anyone can turn their backs on you. The book illustrates the idea of betrayal and concludes that in the end, you can only depend on yourself.
In chapter 22 there are several betrayals that occur. Some of these betrayals happened over time, but others occurred all of a sudden or happened even earlier. Some of Matt's closets friends and people who he thought loved him betrayed him. El Patron wished to take away Matt's heart for himself. Emilia betrayed Maria by not telling her about their mother.
What is being loyal to someone, how can it be seen? Why is it that when one is betrayed, that is all that they think about night and day? The truth is loyalty cannot be seen but only felt between people who have faith within one another. As for betrayal, it can affect one so severely that it cannot leave their mind, especially if a loved one has caused it. In “Choices” by Susan Kerslake and “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, the authors suggest that a person can change based solely on their needs, and question their ability to stay loyal or betray.
Trust; Years to Build, Seconds to Break You’re walking through a luxuriant rainforest with your best friend, who you've known for years. Suddenly, a man jumps out of the kapok tree to the right of you, he threatens to take one of you to his camp as a captive, if not he will kill both of you. Who do you sacrifice? In The Kite Runner, acts of betrayal are witnessed in even the closest relationships.
It is Luke’s fatherly love for his daughter that leads to his dilemma between pursuing the truth of doing what is just and right and demonstrating his love for his daughter. " A Father's Story," by Andre Dubus shares that the love of a father toward his own daughter means that he will protect her even if the process calls for him to misplace a part of himself. To protect his daughter, the father is forced to undergo challenges, a battle between his mind and his values. In the story, Luke Ripley, the protagonist, drops his core principles and ethical values deliberately to protect his daughter. I believe that the central conflict in "A Father's story" is a betrayal of a friend's trust and personal values and ethics for the sake of love, because
The main theme of “The Girl on the Train” is betrayal or dishonesty. I know this because every character in the story betrays someone at some point. For example, Tom leaves Rachel for another woman, Megan has an affair with Tom, Kamal betrays Scott by having an affair with Megan, and last but not least Rachel had an affair with Scott. Overall everyone betrays each other in this novel. The lesson the author is trying to teach the readers is that do not betray other and if you do at least be honest in the end because if your dishonest it can lead into some serious damage and issues like murder and more.
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the theme of betrayal is a major focus of the play. All the characters turn their backs on one another at some point in the play; this leads to misjudgments, lying, characters being un loyal to one another and untruthful as well as acting out of pure rage rather than using logical thought to think things through. The act of lying to one another, being un loyal and plotting each other’s own deaths, lead all the characters to their eventual downfall and death. Betrayal usually associates itself with the aspect of death in Shakespeare’s plays and in Hamlet’s case, this is no exception. There are many examples to this.
In the story "Macbeth" by Shakespeare, Macbeth is a character that would overlook his actions consequences as long as he ended up with more power. Macbeth greatest flaws are his desire for power and overconfidence, that also drove to his death. As the story progressed Macbeth loses his humanity and is overpowered by his greatest desire. Macbeth family Is also affected by this flaw.