Macbeth And Icarus Analysis

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Macbeth is a tragedy that details the life of a Scottish noble who kills the king he was once loyal to to receive kingship. Instead of trying to improve his kingdom Macbeth spends his time covering his trail of blood and the environment in Scotland takes note of this. During his reign, the environment crumbles: “horse broke out of their stalls and ate each other” (2.4). Everything has been thrown out of order in Scotland because Macbeth is not the rightful king which contrasts the tale of Daedalus and Icarus. When Icarus plummets to his death no one notices. Daedalus spent a ton of time making this beautiful invention and no one got to see it. Unlike Macbeth, the lack of the reaction of the environment is the highlight in Daedalus and Icarus.…show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald explains how he doesn’t believe that our elders are so much more knowledgeable than us and how marriage sours quickly (He really gets into many different topics). Elders were more than willing to share experiences with younger people but they really don’t want to hear a reaction to their experience. Fitzgerald explains how “They always talk about their experiences but they go on making the same mistakes at 50” (5). A perfect example of this is Troy in Fences. Troy probably left his family in shambles due to his stint in prison but he worked hard to obtained stable job after he finished his sentence. Troy likes to share his experiences with working hard yet he is about to hurt his family members again by not letting Cory play…show more content…
The Great Gatsby details the life of a man who chases his improbable dream of wedding a past girlfriend. This girlfriend (Daisy) happens to be married to a very wealthy and protective man. She has been shielded from normal life and doesn’t really understand the consequences of her actions. “She told Gatsby that she loved him (118) yet she left him behind without saying goodbye. Daisy had the same effect on the protagonist as the witches did (death). The protagonists became so attached to these women (and what they said) that it resulted in their downfall. The only difference is that this was the witches intentions
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