Sean Smith Mrs. Anthony Senior English 8 March 2018 The Danger of Ambition In Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, the author proposes a perpetual loop of struggle through his use of fate and imagery of the character’s deaths in order to express the consequences for one’s actions if they are foolish enough to make these decisions. “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is a uniquely portrayed concept of fate, internal struggle, and paradox; the story depicts a human with intentions to receive power.
Macbeth thinks they could fail “if we should fail” Macbeth is scared if they will fail on killing Duncan, but Lady Macbeth is persistent on Macbeth killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth will blame the death on Duncan’s guards so she is sure they can get away with the murder. The writer is showing Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth speaks these lines in Act I after reading a message from Macbeth.
Which is more important, your own life, or remaining loyal to those close to you? In his play Macbeth, Shakespeare introduces the main character, Macbeth, as an honorable and loyal character. However Shakespeare introduces the dilemma to Macbeth of choosing between his obligation to Duncan and his personal ambitions. It is this conflict that illuminates Macbeth’s character and enhances the play to represent a major lesson in the importance of remaining moral and honorable in life.
I personally think that Macbeth is a hero. I think he is a hero because in Act 1, he cut Macdonwald laterally in half. That’s most definitely not the only reason why I think he is a hero. He doesn’t always do heroic actions. With that being said, I think Macbeth is a tragic hero.
The Tragedy of Macbeth, a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, is set during the time Vikings ruled Scotland. It was the end of the tribal system and a new beginning of feudalism. Macbeth, throughout the beginning of the play, is a very indecisive person. However, as the tragedy continues, he becomes less indecisive and more impulsive. Macbeth’s reaction to the witches’ prophecies are different than Banquo’s reaction to the prophecies.
Macbeth faces an arduous decision of either murdering the king, so he can become the king or letting it happen naturally. The witches appear to Macbeth and say to him: “Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter” (Macbeth Act I Sc 3 li. 52-53). Macbeth is then informed that he will become king.
Macbeth is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, it is thought to have been performed during the early 1600’s. It demonstrates the harmful physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power. Throughout the play of Macbeth the reader is able to see common phrases that are comparable to those of this generation's music, more specifically act 1 to the song ‘I want it all’ by Queen. Firstly, ‘I want it all’ by Queen relates to Macbeth’s ideas of killing King Duncan in act 1, scenes 3-5, it speaks of wanting all of something and doing whatever it takes to get it no matter what consequences that come from it.
The second secondary characters who help advance the plot in the play, Macbeth, are the witches. The witches inform Macbeth of this three prophecies, specifically the prophecy of Macbeth becoming king. Upon Macbeth’s arrival with Banquo, the witches address Macbeth, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! … All hail, Macbeth!
Corruption is the abuse of power for personal gain. In Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Macbeth, Macbeth’s corruption is caused by the intervention of the weird sisters. Macbeth’s mind was corrupted by the witches. The witches drive Macbeth’s ambition by foretelling his fate, by helping Fleance escape and creation of the apparitions.
I present a case where Macbeth committed murder with his greed being his main motivator. This cold-blooded murder was not one done without a conscious. No, Macbeth was completely aware of what killing King Duncan could bring him: power. Although Macbeth’s actions were based off another’s plan, we will see that Macbeth killed with a conscious, making him solely guilty for the murder of King Duncan due to Macbeth’s prevalent characteristics of being power-hungry, deceitful, and greedy. As was said, Macbeth’s actions were not based off of his own plan.