In Robert Stevenson’s novella ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’, Dr Jekyll transforms from the handsome “well-made” scientist into the devilish, sinful and villainous Mr Hyde. Similarly, in William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’, Macbeth transforms from a patriotic hero into a malevolent tyrant. By comparing the thoughts, intentions and actions within the protagonists’ behaviour, it is clear that both Stevenson and Shakespeare present the theme of change from good to evil within their stories. At the start of ‘Macbeth’, Macbeth is presented as a valiant, noble character, but Shakespeare uses varied language to foreshadow his downfall. This is shown when the Captain is speaking to King Duncan.
As Act 3 commences, Banquo and Macbeth discuss the accuracy of the witches’ predictions, but Banquo proceeds to show suspicion of Macbeth. Macbeth expresses his fear of losing his crown shortly after through the use of metaphorical language. He begins by stating that “Our fears in Banquo/Stick deep” (50-51), portraying the idea that Macbeth has little trust in Banquo and believes that his crown is in jeopardy because of him. His feelings of mistrust develop as he states that the “dauntless temper of Banquo’s [his] mind” (54) has prevented Macbeth from having faith in him. In addition to Banquo’s courageous spirit, his sons lie in wait for the thrown, resulting in rage and panic overcoming Macbeth.
She also plans on going to the three witches in order to try and sane Macbeth again, later in the play. She might of tried to call upon Satanic forces in order to encourage Macbeth to kill Duncan. This is against the stereotypical Elizabethan women because they were involved in religious activities. Women that wanted to go into the literature field were limited in their writings. However, they were allowed to write about religious topics (Sharnette).
C3C Daniel Payne Maj Lynn English 211 5 May 2017 Red or Blue Pill The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a novel that describes the daring dilemma of a distinguished doctor and a disturbed, indescribable demon that denotes the dark desires of Dr. Jekyll. Throughout the story, decency is doubled with degradation; abandon with drawback; honesty with deceit. As such, Stevenson notions with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde that dual nature not only of one man but also of society in general. that both good and evil resides within everyone and affirms that if one tries to deny their desires, rather than acknowledging them as a fragment of their entirety, said desires will likely manifest themselves in a magnified, overwhelming manner. Dr. Jekyll and
In fact, Macbeth becomes fascinated by them, "would they had stayed." Banquo serves as his conscience, perhaps representing the period audience who would have also thought the witches to be evil and unnatural, and warns him of the dangers of trusting such supernatural messengers; a warning that goes unheeded. After hearing the prophecy, Macbeth already thinks about, "murder," and becomes preoccupied with thoughts of becoming king showing the powerful hold they have over him with only one meeting, scaring the audience who would have believed in Witches. Macbeth believes the Witches as there first prophecy came true and ignores the fact that they’re evil beings whereas Banquo recognizes them for what they are. He even informs his most beloved, Lady Macbeth, who also shares his ambition.
when the play continues everything starts to take the turn for the worst and people are being accused of being a witch or sometimes saying more. Hale starts to question the integrity of the court and wonders if hanging is the right thing to do. When people try to convince that you are not what you say you are or do what they say you do, they are trying to see if you will go back to your old ways. In the play we see that the children are just trying to get the other people to say that they are infact are witches in Salem even though we (the reader) know that they were the ones dabbling in the Dark
The two question whether or not what the witches say is plausible until Ross and Angus arrive to inform Macbeth of his new title. Macbeth is overwhelmed with these encounters and tells his wife of the news in a letter, which is where the manipulation formally begins. Upon reading Macbeth’s letter, Lady Macbeth begins to plot as to how she can make this prophecy come true for Macbeth. She does this because she feels he does not have the proper mentality to seize the crown for himself. She expresses her doubt towards her husband’s abilities/character by
Both his fate and flaw have a key factor in leading him to his doom. When Macbeth runs into the three witches, they tell him three prophecies : Macbeth will be the Thane of Glamis, Macbeth will be the Thane of Cawdor, and that he will be King of Scotland. When Macbeth hears these prophecies it brings out his ambition for greed and power. Banquo tries to tell Macbeth not to listen
Macbeth fears that he will lose his power and Banquo will take the throne. Him and Banquo were close friends who fought in battle together. Although Macbeth killed Duncan, Banquo was very suspicious of they way Macbeth started acting.In act I, Scene III, line 72, the first witch says“ lesser than Macbeth, and greater.” Banquo was with Macbeth when the witches were talking. They both know that Banquo will not be king, but his future generation will, so Macbeth is comfortable about his kingship .Now in a different act Macbeth is now king and he’s scared that the witches Prophesy will come true. He later hires “ killers ” to kill Banquo and his son, who could possibly inherit the throne.
Reasons why fate is a factor to the play and how shakespeare uses fate as a strategy to create s havoc and dreadful story for the reader, is by having the three witches tell macbeth his suppose fate. This is important because if Macbeth doesn’t know he is to be “ Thane of Glamis!... Thane of Cawdor!” (I, iii, 355 ) like the witches say then Macbeth wouldn’t even dare to harm the king without reasons. But analysing the quote he is fated to be the next king which Macbeth believe his fate and at the same time struggle to even through away his loyalty to Duncan so he can be the next ruler. Another example of fate being seen in the play is when Macbeth made a decision to kill Banquo, which to Macbeth is a loyal friend who he have trusted for a long time.