Banqo is one of his good friends. He killed Banqo because he knew that Banqo knew about macbeth killing King Duncan. Banqo confronted him about it in Act 3 Scene 1 “As the Weird Sisters promised, and I fear Thou played’st foully for’t.” He’s saying Macbeth is king but for the wrong reasons. Macbeth was obsessed with the thought of being king and staying king for a long time but some people feel like he didn’t know how to be one.
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.
In addition, Antigone has her own struggle, faceing her uncle King Creon, by herself. Moreover, Antigone was declared the death penalty, on behalf of giving her brother funeral honors. This is a very unruly move, because her brother is considered a traitor to the king and people, which ultimately means he shall not be buried. However, it shows King Creon that Antigone would do anything to modify the law, as well as risking herself, just so her brother has a proper funeral. To emphasize, Antigone responds to King Creon, “ If I die young, I say I’d gain something” (Sophocles 20).
In addition, Antigone has her own struggle, faceing her uncle King Creon, by herself. Moreover, Antigone was declared the death penalty, on behalf of giving her brother funeral honors. This is a very unruly move, because her brother is considered a traitor to the king and people, which ultimately means he shall not be buried. However, it shows King Creon that Antigone would do anything to modify the law, as well as taking her own life, just so her brother has a proper funeral. To emphasize, Antigone responds to King Creon, “ If I die young, I say I’d gain something” (Sophocles 20).
Odysseus soon learned that his actions and decisions were going to decide his fate so instead of making his decisions alone he asks for help and guidance from people. We have to learn to do this too, sometimes it's okay to admit that you don’t know what you're doing and you need some help with making a difficult decision. Overall the story of Odysseus in The Odyssey taught us a lot of things and morals to live by. Some choices might be tough, but you can ask for help, and as long as you have the courage, you’ll hit home
Banquo is a character that most represents honor and loyalty. Before the three witches corrupted Macbeth, making him turn on Banquo they use to be good friends. Banquo had a suspicion that Macbeth murdered King Duncan, but because of his loyalty he did not want to tell anyone as he did not know if his suspicion was correct. By the end of the film Banquo’s loyalty does not benefit him as Macbeth sends two people to murder him as he know that Banquo has a feeling that Macbeth killed King Duncan.
As tragic as Macbeth becomes through the play, his paranoia is also a factor that leads to his ultimate downfall, morally and physically. Macbeth, now a traitor after the assassination of the king, is paranoid of anybody who may threaten his position or how he attained it. After killing the king, Macbeth’s conscience is guilt-ridden and he is no longer able to sleep peacefully. His only worry is that someone may be plotting his murder, just as he strategized the death of the former King. If there was nothing stopping Macbeth from killing Duncan and committing treason, who is to say that no one else will make the same decision, killing Macbeth? After becoming king, his first suspect is Banquo, because Banquo voices his scepticism in regards
There are many reasons why brutus should not join the conspiracy. The main reasons are, Brutus could be a more terrifying leader there ever was, they might be killing one of the best leaders they could of had, what happens if there plan does not work, and the people of Rome are going to be mad. The reason that the conspiracy doesn't want Caesar to be king because they think he will be a terrible leader and they are jealous. Brutus should be happy that one of his friends is going to be king but instead he is jealous.
Macbeth did not make the most exceptional decisions in his life. He has the chance to avoid all of that by letting things be, but his thirst for power is stronger. When Macbeth murdered King Duncan, he did everything he could to prevent someone from finding out his secret. “Thou hast it now-- King, Cawdor, Glamis, all/ As the weird women promised, and I fear/ Thou played’st most foully for’t.” (3.1.1-3).
At this moment in the play Macbeth thinks that the choices he makes will not effect the witches prophecy for him. After making this statement Macbeth thinks about killing the current king Duncan. However, during this time Macbeth is conflicted because he does not think he has a good reason to kill the king. "I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition. Which oer' leaps itself and falls on the other" (1.7.25-28).
While Macbeth is contemplating whether or not to kill Duncan, he thinks about the consequence that will come afterward by stating: “his [Duncan’s] virtues / Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against / The deep damnation of his taking-off” (1.7.18-20). This simile compares the the begging of his goodness to the angels’ compelling speech against all the wrongs that have been done to him. Even though Macbeth eventually is going to kill Duncan, he admits that Duncan is a virtuous king. In his head, he is rationalizing Duncan’s death by stating that Duncan’s good deeds will compensate bloody way of dying. Because Macbeth is still sane, he realizes that killing is not justifiable.
Khaled Hosseini chose to write this in the text to show how the main character, Amir, must now deal with adversity throughout the novel. The quote can teach society to think through decisions and determine what is more important for the future. The same event could have happened in real life, and Hosseini’s goal is that the right decision is made by anyone that endures a situation like this. If Amir did end up helping Hassan, then he would have been thanked by everyone, but instead Amir is faced with the sight of that scene forever. Amir’s passion was to be loved and applauded by Baba, but his moral obligation was to help his best friend.
Therefore, people may see going against an unjust law as something to avoid because of the aftereffect they will be having to face. Furthermore, It is right to oppose something that is unjust. Individuals should do what they best believe is right in their opinions but laws shouldn’t be fully subjected by the people only or else it may lead to future conflicts and misleading mistakes. Overall, by desired changes, it causes destructive tension for
“Ha, good father, Thou seest, the heavens, as troubled with man's act, threaten his bloody stage. By th' clock, 'tis day, and yet dark night strangles the traveling lamp. Is't night's predominance or the day's shame that darkness does the face of earth entomb when living light should kiss it?” To which an old man replied, “‘Tis unnatural, even like the deed that's done.” It is said that to kill your liege lord is the second most unnatural crime during the dark ages, the first being fratricide, the killing of one’s family.
"Your unwillingness to trust the right person, will create more losses in your life, than the losses of trusting the wrong person"- Johnny Braden Introduction Today, most people experience peer pressure and / or being told a white lie at least one time during their life. Peer pressure and false information can lead people for the best or sometimes for the worst. This paper will examine how William Shakespeare's play, " The Tragedy of Macbeth" shines the light how a person's morals and character can change due to the influences of others.