The play Macbeth really depicts the relationship between cruelty and masculinity. In the play Macbeth, Shakespeare really demonstrates that concept with the male characters in the play. Most of the male character are always being told to be a man even if it means doing things they really shouldn’t be doing or don’t necessarily want to do. Macbeth is one of the major victims of always being told to be a man because his wife Lady Macbeth is always bossing him around and telling him that if he does not do certain things like kill King Duncan he is not a real man. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare Macbeth was pressured by Lady Macbeth to kill King Duncan when he really did not want to kill someone but Lady Macbeth kept telling him to be a man and do it.
This shows that Macbeth is thoughtful and that he knows that he should be protecting the king, not murdering him in his house. Shakespeare uses soliloquies to indicate to the audience the inner struggles of Macbeth and what his thoughts and feelings are, which reveal that he is feeling indecisive and nervous. The witches play a major part in this, as they were the ones who were pulling the strings and planted the seeds into Macbeth’s mind. They tempt him with prophecies of him being the new “Thane of Cawdor” and how he will “shalt be king hereafter”. By playing on Macbeth’s deepest ambition, it brought forth thoughts of evil and as a result, it leads Macbeth down a violent path.
This is shown in the play, when Macbeth faces his consequences, like guilt. Shakespeare uses anaphora to show the audience that what Macbeth is saying relates to something important. Macbeth always had this fear of Banquo, because Banquo has his suspicions of Macbeth and hopes the prophecy about his son will come true. Macbeth is afraid of Banquo because of the witches’ promise that Banquo’s sons will be king so he then said, “To be thus is nothing. But to be safely thus.
And when Ashley’s mother is taken away, hope, faith, and safety are taken away from Ashley. The author wrote these particular lines because she wanted to convey to the reader the conflict of the story by using the symbolism of Ashley’s mother. The impact these lines have on the text is significant in the story because it makes the reader ask questions and come up with inferences concluding the text. For example, one question a reader can ask is if Ashley will always have the patience waiting for her mother even as she gets older, when Ashley’s mother does come to care for her what will the new conflict be residing the
Macbeth feels threatened by Fleance after the witches told Banquo his prophecy, which was that he will have a line of kings. “Fleance, his son, that keeps him company, / Whose absence is no less material to me / Than is his father’s, must embrace the fate / Of that dark hour” (3.2.134-138). Macbeth wants to kill Fleance as he is a threat to Macbeth’s title. This relates to the theme because Macbeth decides to take action in order for the prophecy to be proven wrong, so he sends the murders out to kill Banquo and Fleance. Macbeth’s disillusionment is present as he gets caught up in the prophecy and does anything just to alter it.
To be or not to be morally ambiguous is to have the lack of coherence in making moral life decisions. In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the main character Hamlet goes through a great transformation. Hamlet seeks revenge toward Claudius who he believes killed his father for the throne. In many of Shakespeare’s play there is always a hero and a villain, but in Hamlet, Hamlet plays a pivotal role because he can be viewed as both the hero and the villain. Hamlet is seen as a morally ambiguous character due to the decisions he makes throughout the plot of the novel that ends up leading him to his demise.
Social norms are rules and regulations that society is supposed to live by and if one goes against them, they are sanctioned. For instance, going against these norms and expectations one might not be able to handle the sanction that follows and give them anxiety which would lead to them feeling like an outcast and not enough. These types of problems are showcased throughout the book whenever there is a confrontation with Emma Lou’s family and other members of the community; however they are put in a situation where they can either defend Emma Lou or discriminate against her too and accept all the criticism and that is what they choose to do because they too, don't want to be outcasted. During Thurman’s life, he never fit in properly in his community, he was treated as a wallflower, never interacting with anyone because of his fear of rejection. One cannot blame him for not ever desiring to have friends because nobody in his community had anything judicious to say, Thurman thought it was because he wasn’t “black enough” (Ganter).
His fatal flaw of lust for Abigail triggered a series of events, which eventually led to his downfall. Proctor’s fatal flaw not only led to his own downfall but also the downfall of others. As previously stated, a tragedy is defined as “a play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, especially one concerning the downfall of the main character.” The Crucible is a tragedy because of the number of tragic events- namely, the executions of so many people- that take place during the play. For a play to be a tragedy, it must also have a tragic hero- the main character of the story whose fatal flaw causes their own downfall. The tragic hero of The Crucible is John Proctor.
He experiences guilt and questions whether or not he should go through with killing Duncan. If Macbeth were a good man, he would “yield when he/ Knows his course is wrong” (Sophocles), but he does not yield. Macbeth recognises that killing Duncan is wrong, but he does it anyway, therefore making it awfully conflicting to support him, as he is the central character of the play, thus the title. It is the action of killing and going through with his thoughts that makes him good or evil. We all have questionable thoughts go through our heads, but it is the decision to act upon them which makes a person good or the opposite.
“A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace” stated by Maxx Mitchell. This statements describe the people will have some trade off in order to pursue something they have to give up on something. However the goal is really choice could lead to different consequences either positive or negative. This make me remember one of Shakespeare plays is Macbeth described as a tragic character his action is been influenced by his wife. Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, however after he has realize what he has done it.
If Evita in fact recognizes that Eric has died from a different cause then SIDS, it is wrong for Evita to not go ahead and report this knowledge to the physician. It is unprofessional for Evita to allow the parents to disclose such critical information to her and then have them witness her essentially covering for them to the physician. As a social worker I feel you face many difficult situations where you may feel bad about making your client’s situation worse, but you always need to stay professional and be able to maintain your agreement to the code of
He wants the people to notice and realize injustice the law is. However, there is nothing wrong with fighting against something that feels unjust, but fighting sometimes may lead to destruction within the public. The law shouldn’t be based off of just the people’s opinions but also what the government think is best. It’s acceptable to do what is right but many are afraid to stand up to the the government due to the fact that they have more power. Therefore, people may see going against an unjust law as something to avoid because of the aftereffect they will be having to face.