Romeo and Juliet is a book centered around violence and not only does it set the tone and plot of the story but also plays a major theme throughout the famous play. The whole book is about the feud between the Montague and Capulets and many lives are lost due to unending violence. Violence is projected as something that is universal and throughout the play, the noble family as well as the servants and lesser peasants demonstrate this idea. Tybalt kills Mercutio and Romeo to avenge his friend, kills Tybalt. Even the lower class kill amongst each other due to loyalty to both families.
She felt as if she was more of a man than Macbeth. After King Duncan arrived that night, Lady Macbeth ordered her servants to leave so she can help her husband murder King Duncan. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth wanted the prophecy to come true. Macbeth killed King Duncan. He not only killed King Duncan, but he also betrayed Scotland by causing an uproar leaving the kingdom’s people without a
There is no denying the Shakespearean play “Macbeth” is a brutal tragedy. In true Shakespearean tragedy fashion, the play contains murders and betrayals between characters. One of the recurring symbols in throughout the play is blood. The battle scenes, murders, ghosts, Macbeth and his Lady, etc, are all reminders to the audience of the many deaths throughout the play. Shakespeare uses the powerful imagery of blood throughout “Macbeth” to signify the staining guilt and immutable choices Macbeth makes to take innocent human lives for his own gain.
Theme is a universal truth. Shakespeare took two families’ hate toward each other ending in the death of their children and having this hate affect the entire community to point out in the tragedy in Romeo and Juliet, that hate, in any form, is destructive. For example, bigotry, or hating people who are different, has a profound effect on how we interact and communicate, as well as how laws are written and enforced. The emotion of hate will never have positive endings. That is what Shakespeare was pointing out, that hate, in any form, only leads to waste and destruction.
Macbeth’s evilness is reflected when he explained to the murderers what to do at Macduff's castle when he says, “Time, thou anticipat’st my dread exploits. The flighty purpose never is o’ertook unless the deed go with it. From this moment the very firstlings of my heart shall be the firstlings of my hand. And even now, to crown my thoughts with acts be it though and done: the castle of Macduff I will surprise; Seize upon Fife; give to th’ edge o’ th’ sword his wife, babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line.
Dramatic irony is created in the text through Danforth asking “Why did you dismiss Abigail Williams?”, and Elizabeth responding “She - dissatisfied me”(Miller. III.18.). This is an example of Dramatic Irony because the reader already knows that John has confessed to adultery, but Elizabeth doesn't so she lies in hopes of protecting his reputation. Elizabeth's attempt in maintaining John’s Power caused her and John to both have bad reputations, and resulted in John being out on death row. from this, more chaos in the community is created because of more deaths of significant characters, leaving the town to run with orphans and rotting from lack of order.
This action negatively impacts him due to the developed hatred the other characters gain towards Macbeth. His ambition has led to not just the death of Duncan and Banquo but also many others such as the Duncan’s chambermaid and Macduff’s family. This slaughter ruins Macbeth’s original image of a brave, valiant, worthy gentleman to the point that others begin to address him as tyrant. Young Siward, when Macbeth told him his name, stated that “The devil himself could not pronounce a title more hateful to mine ear.” (V. vii).
According to Heidi Stevens, “Mentally beating them [children] down is very likely teaching them just one thing: how to do the same to others” (2). When the creature runs into Victors brother, William, in the novel, how William triggers him and announces his last name is also Frankenstein. While the creature is having a conversation with Victor, he admits to murdering William by telling Victor, “Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy to him towards I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim” (Shelley 126). The creature’s immediate reaction is to kill William.
It reminds me of distress of all the murders that occurred just for power. Yet another death is to come. In the play Seyton tells Macbeth, “The Queen, my lord, is dead” (V.iv.19). Then come the last chorus of the song and once again, Macbeth is unfixable. At the end of the song, the song finishes with a final “Oooo.”
The two themes work together to teach the audience that when ambition is unchecked by moral considerations it leads to disaster. The first example of this was when Macbeth killed Duncan. His better judgment told him not to yet his ambition overrode him and in result the night was faced with numerous encounters of chaos including the Earth shaking as if it had a fever. After this first endeavor, Macbeth continued to disregard his morals and let his desires run his actions. In doing so, he murders Banquo and faces an unnatural ghostly consequence.
In the stories “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe and “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, both Montresor and Emily they killed a man without significant reasons. In both stories, the main characters can easily be classified as psychotic, from their disturbing behavior patterns and the actions committed by both individuals. In the story of "Emily Rose". It is obvious that Emily 's mental is not normal after her father was dead.
Death is the main recurring theme throughout Shakespeare’s Macbeth and is an important element for the play. Several characters share their opinions on death throughout the play regarding how much significance and meaning a death holds. Malcolm and Siward share their thoughts later in the play that how a person dies holds significant meaning to his or her life as well as his or her afterlife. Macbeth, however, believes that death and life are both meaningless and that how you die holds no significance.