Artemis therefore grew upset and “molded a huge boar, mud-colored, with red evil eyes” (177) Atalanta and Meleager obviously slaughter an abundance of animals to get Artemis’ attention. It is unclear why Atalanta becomes upset with Meleager after killing her brother bear, but she is excited to hunt with Meleager. Atalanta separates from her natural world roots and ends up killing the animals she grew up with. Artemis is frustrated with her because she was
- or using terrible methods to achieve goals - murder, tyranny, torture - will bring disaster. In Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Macbeth, Macbeth uses despicable methods to achieve his dream of being King of Scotland. Shakespeare uses foreshadowing, characterization of Macbeth, and the motif of unbalance in nature to develop the theme that unchecked ambition carried out in an evil way will lead to a person’s downfall. Foreshadowing plays a major role in theme development throughout the play, starting from Act I. The Thane
In Odysseus’s return to Ithaca he presented himself as a beggar which in turn gave him the opportunity to evaluate the suitors and plan his revenge against them. This strategy allowed him to defeat and killed the suitors and maintain his honorable status among Greek society. Homer stayed that, “the stampeded about the hall, like a herd of cattle set upon and driven wild by the darting horse fly in the spring season...but the other men, who were like hook-clawed, beak–bent vultures, descending from mountains to pounce upon the lesser bird...but the vultures plunge on them and destroy them”(Book 22, 300-305). This epic simile describe the battle between Odysseus and the suitors. Odysseus was compared to the vultures who incising their prey exploding weaknesses.
There is weariness also in keeping wakeful watch the whole night through; and even now shalt thou come forth from out thy perils” (http://www.theoi.com/Text/HomerOdyssey20.html), which is a quote from Athena. Poseidon’s influence is shown in the quote, “We are from Troy, Achaeans, blown off course by shifting gales on the Great South Sea…” (661, 249-250). These two quotes show how both of the gods used as alter egos for Odysseus have cruel sides. Athena, whom is usually known for her tactics and wisdom, believes that killing the suitors would be the right thing to do. By today's standards, what the suitors did was unacceptable, but not worthy of death.
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.
Ross, here says that ambition is the reason Malcolm murdered Duncan, and that has as a result Macbeth will become king. Ross was correct in that, ambition was the cause of the murder, and that Macbeth would become king, he just didn’t know Macbeth was the usurper at this time. Then, at the end of the play, Macduff kills Macbeth. This happens because Macbeth wanted to remain in power, and so he killed Macduff’s family, resulting in his own death. “O, I could play the woman with mine eyes, and braggart with my tongue!
Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth” is about a man named Macbeth who is an ambitious person, will commit atrocious acts to achieve his desires. At the end of the play, Malcolm expresses Macbeth and lady Macbeth as “this dead butcher and his fiend like queen”. Lady Macbeth’s evil is restricted to the first murder, but on the other hand, Macbeth who starts off as a noble hero, goes from one ruthless killing to the next. Even though Macbeth has made immoral decisions, you still need to consider the fact that the audience has a clear understanding of both Macbeth and lady Macbeth’s conscience and guilt from the murders afterwards. Therefore, since they have conscience and experience guilt, it is difficult to say they deserved this epitaph.
In the “Tell Tale Heart” the narrator kills the man that (who he loved) he worked for. He inequitably killed him because he dislikes the old man’s bad eye. The narrator insists the eye gives him chills and on the eight night of watching him he killed the man. The narrator is unreliable because he is murder and he stores the body under the floor board, and there are other places he could have put it. There is also an unreliable narrator in the story “The Black Cat” he inevitably killed his wife and injured his cat.
At the end of the song, the song finishes with a final “Oooo.” Macduff kills Macbeth and tells everyone else, “Behold where stands Th’ usurper’s cursed head” (V.viii.65-66). The final “Oooo” reminds me of the final breath and not only the end to Macbeth’s life but to his guilt and sorrow. In conclusion, Macbeth is truly another great work of art from William Shakespeare. Many other works of art can relate to Macbeth and its incredible plot. To me Macbeth mainly represented sorrow guilt and madness.
Yet, in the end, it is all for nought. Macbeth is seen for who he truly is and the country turns against him. Macbeth ends up losing the position he gained through murder by being killed himself. Shakespeare’s lesson that “blood will have blood” is the reason Macbeth loses all he has gained by blood. Not only does the blood signify the immovable guilt Macbeth feels, but it also is a picture of the fragility of Macbeth’s power.
Soon after Macbeth murders Duncan, Ross and the Old Man talk about the unusualness of this event. The Old Man relates Duncan’s sudden murder to “A falcon, tow’ring in her pride of place, was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed” (2.4.15-16). The Old Man describes Macbeth as the “mousing owl”, which is an owl that only preys on mice, not even close to a falcon, which hunts much bigger prey. Duncan is a falcon, which is considered the “king” of all birds. The Old Man describes this as a disruption in the cycle of nature because a mousing owl, a weaker bird, does not typically kill a bird so much larger and stronger.
Macbeth is the cause all his own problems. A better than average case of this is after he murders King Duncan, and as opposed to staying on track, he slaughters the gatekeepers. “Oh, yet I do repent me of my fury, that I did kill them.” (Act 2/scene 3, line 107) Macbeth panics, imagining that leaving the watchmen alive will some way or another cause issues down the road for him. As a general rule, at that moment when Macduff first begins to suspect him, suspecting that Macbeth killed his beloved king instead of attending Macbeths coronation he tells Ross that he will spend the evening with his wife and family. “I have no words.