The principle of every spiritual journey and any search for truth is the correct understanding of suffering. This is largely the supreme teaching of Gautama Buddha. It is from this awareness of the suffering that triggers a process that wakes lighting. This in the case of Buddha, but also in the case of all human beings, if people follow his doctrine, since, as explained in the so-called "third turn of the wheel of Dharma", all human beings have a lighting seed . Is the suffering that becomes wisdom; to use a metaphor of alchemy, suffering is the raw material that the alchemist transformed into gold.
Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is a tragic story about man’s faults. While fictional, Macbeth shows many true aspects of man, such as pride and corruption. Pride is shown in almost every act of Macbeth. It shows that even men whom are considered the best, most loyal men, can fall folly to the pride of life. Shakespeare uses Macbeth to show how pride is destructive, sin corrupts the mind, and that not all counsel should be taken.
At the beginning of the play, Shakespeare illustrates Macbeth ambition and how it emerges. The witches prophecies of Macbeth, lead him to his downfall of evil ambition. Macbeth was like a tree, as it grow the taller and more water it need to grow. This is evident since Macbeth was a kindhearted person without any ambition before and slightly after the witch told him about his fate, “Yet do I fear thy nature;/It is too full o’th milk of human kindness/ To catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be
For Macbeth, he is motive by the fulfill of the prophecies, which facilitate the growth of ambition. “He will be fooled into thinking he is greater than fate, he will mock death, and he will think he is above wisdom, grace, and fear.” (Crowther.3.5.2). As Hecate, the head of the witches suggests, the prophecies are made to fool Macbeth and lead him into the completely wicked way of killing people in order to satisfy his intrigued ambition and paranoid thoughts. In other words, the deterioration of Macbeth’s character and all the immoral practice done by Macbeth and her wife predominantly provoked by the prophecies, which in fact, only contains one piece of real information, possession of The Thane of Cawdor by Macbeth. All the following pieces are all accomplished due to Macbeth 's inspired ambition of gaining more power and turning off his own intrinsic qualities.
William Shakespeare's Macbeth is a play that follows a man driven by greed and from that comes betrayal. It dramatizes the damaging effects of political ambition on those who seek power for themself. Betrayal is a prominent theme in the play Macbeth that is caused by greed and leads to destruction. One way Macbeth causes a powershift is by allowing Lady Macbeth to persuade him to kill King Duncan, this came to attention after receiving a letter from the three witches. The solution in Lady Macbeth’s mind is for Macbeth to take the throne is killing Duncan in his sleep.
MacBeth is the main character in Shakespeare's MacBeth and rightfully so. He is the character that changes the most and has the greatest impact on the story. MacBeth is the one whom the tragedy is placed on, and because of this it is his story. MacBeth's dynamic character changes throughout the play driving the story forward and showing the theme of visions of power create ambition in individuals. The first point that has to be explained is MacBeth's dynamic character.
Macbeth’s ambition is one of the most prominent things that drive Macbeth in the play and truly becomes evident when he hears of the Witches prophecies. When the witches stop talking, he demands to know more. “Stay you imperfect speakers, tell me more” (I, III, 73-74). This portrays his excessive curiosity on the subject as well as his craving for more desirable prophecies. This ambitious nature and craving for power is also demonstrated only moments after hearing the witches, when he starts formulating a plan to kill Duncan in order to make the third prophecy come true.
The supernatural power in Macbeth, is not relatable to a modern audience, yet, the concept of believing that no one has power over their own life is still the same. This similarity helps the audience relate to Macbeth, as many of us believe that fate controls us. In addition, another theme demonstrated in Macbeth is, power corrupts judgment. After Lady Macbeth finds out about the prophecies she says, “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be /What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; /It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness…Hie thee hither, /That I may pour my spirits in thine ear” (1.5.14-295.