In the play of Macbeth, Shakespeare tells a story of a man and wife whose ambitions get the best of them. The couple seek to gain power in their kingdom, however there is already a king in power. Lady Macbeth is determined to become queen of the throne, and decides to push her husband to do so as well. Their determination to hold power brings out the dark demons in them while causing them to lose everything. The natural and moral evil in them is exposed as they push their moral boundaries to keep their power.
She encourages Macbeth to kill king Duncan in order to ensure that he will be king. She is cruel and insults his manhood. She is motivated by greed and evil. She even tells Macbeth that the blood on his hands will wash away after he kills king duncan. As the events of the play take place and she plans and participates with Macbeth in the murders of king Duncan and his chamberlains, she begins to struggle with guilt and the conflict between good and evil.
Evil comes in many different forms; sometimes there is a clear line between good and evil, but there are times where evil can overcome good. The two stories that represents these two forms are Macbeth and Beowulf. In Macbeth, the story starts out with Macbeth who is a loyal servant to King Duncan. His wife convinces Macbeth to kill King Duncan to gain power and become the new king. After hesitating, he murders King Duncan and this starts transforming him into a paranoid person.
Although they tell him this, he does state they he had not desire to have more power until he met the three witches. But rather the ambition drove him to kill the king, so that he could become then king. In conclusion, the repeated appearance of the witches throughout the whole play is a symbol for ambition in general, but especially
Later on in the play, Macbeth asserts his right over Lady Macbeth, flipping their dynamic, and distances himself from her,"be innocent of the knowlded dearest chuck." He no longer confides in his most trusted confidant showing his descension into paranoia and obsession with control. The natural order of the universe is disrupted when they murder the king and chaos it unleashed. This is shown in the aftermath: Macbeth hallucinates, Lady Macbeth
In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the story started with Macbeth being a loyal and brave thane to King Duncan. After the three witches had told him that he was eventually going to become king, he was over taken by ambition and power, which led to the kings’ death and Macbeth taking over the throne. There are many arguments about whose ambition led to all the murders and events in the play. The actions and words of Lady Macbeth could have led to the encouragement of Macbeth, which made him act upon his feelings, which ultimately led the murders and everything else that had happened around those events. The words of the witches could have also driven him to act upon everything.
When Borden consequently ramps up his efforts to deter Angier by attempting to murder him, Borden reveals he cares more for his title than for his morals. However, Borden does not stop there. When Angier creates a new act called In a Flash, the newspapers claim he is the greatest magician of the time; consequently, Borden loses his coveted title. In desperation, he commits one of the greatest sins in the magic community: he tampers with a magician’s equipment. In Angier’s finale, Borden steals himself backstage, shuts off the power to Angier’s finale apparatus, and consequently injures his rival.
Have you ever wanted to hear a story about a Military general who rose to fame, and lost it just as quickly? In the Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the author creates a atmosphere of treachery and greed through his use of fate, conflict, and character insight and asides in order to demonstrate to the reader that large sums of wealth or power can corrupt the most loyal people. Throughout the play, Shakespeare uses asides many times in the play to show want a character, mainly Macbeth, wants and to provide insight on the character’s mind. For example, in the beginning, Macbeth wanted to be crowned king after three Witches prophesized that he would be made so, after becoming “Thane of Glamis [and]… Thane of Cawdor” (I, iii, 58). Originally, Macbeth thought that he would not have to do anything and that it would all happen by chance.
From hearing a prophecy to committing murder, Macbeth develops a different character throughout the play. That could say Macbeth let a few words from the ‘witches’ puppet him. He was not the only one who was controlled; Lady Macbeth let Duncan’s death take over her, and drive her to insanity. To lose sleep, and going crazy, Lady Macbeth let her guilt eat her alive little by little. From a happy marriage to the Macbeths' no longer having love in their relationship and only having fear, guilt and hunger for power.
Eventually, Macbeth, ridden with guilt, fear, and paranoia, commits even more murders in an attempt to secure his power; instead, he is overthrown and killed by Macduff. The downfall of the Macbeth is caused by the pulling of a thread — his first interaction with the witches — and the unraveling of his mind into insanity which is shown through his loss of empathy, his increased hostility and paranoia, and his delirious hallucinations. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth’s mental health is seemingly stable, and although he has just finished fighting a battle, his thinking is still rational. His first words spoken are: “So foul and fair a day I have not seen” (1.3.39). He shows remorse over those who were killed in the battle and recognizes that even though he has