In the play, Shakespeare portrays Hamlet as a dynamic character to cause a mental state conundrum among the audience and explore themes of suicide, spying, friendship, madness, love, hate and humour. Furthermore, by utilising literary devices such as soliloquy, characterisation,
Macbeth is one of the tragedy plays written by William Shakespeare. It is about the tragedy of greed, ambition, and wish of power. Macbeth is a complex play and filled with symbols that progress the plot and theme. Symbolical motifs play an important role in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth throughout the play. Shakespeare uses symbolisms so that the reader may gain a deeper understanding and aware of this tragedy.
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a noteworthy tragedy about political ambition that seeks to dramatize the psychological and physiological effects of wanting and achieving too much power for selfish reasons. In order to fulfill the play’s message, Shakespeare uses an abundance of motifs. Motifs are repeated symbols or ideas in a literary work that develops throughout the text in order to display a theme. Throughout the tragedy, clothes and accessories are used to showcase the theme of constant and abrupt change. As in everyday life, clothing is often seen a statement or affirmation of one’s esteem or mood.
“Twelfth Night” is a comedy written by William Shakespeare, in which the central theme is love. The readers are presented with the classic form of comedy that includes the following elements: separation at the beginning, humorous and absurd situations between the characters, and marriage(s) at the end. Nevertheless, the author also incorporated ingredients distinctive of the tragedy. For instance, there are several sad scenes and some of them are even bordering on cruelty. Furthermore, some of the characters (even some of the good ones like Antonio) did not get their happy ending.
Act 1 scene 1 of the play sets the scene with a short, strange meeting of the three witches. They show up abruptly, in mid-discussion which is makes it seem more dramatic and makes indistinct thoughts regarding the questionable points of discussion. This creates tension in the air doubt and an unfavorable environment. Thunder and lighting is an image is wickedness and makes a more antagonistic environment. This means that the rest of the play will be full of revenge, anger and pain inferring that the play will be a tragedy.
Macbeth is supposed to have been penned down in 1606, whose short story is below : Excess of everything is bad. So is the matter with over-ambition. Tragedy keeps coming your way and in the end kills you too. Macbeth is a play that apparently shows the upshot of over-ambition. He places his faith in the prophecies of the three witches .
Being Fair but Doing Foul The play “Macbeth” is one of William Shakespeare’s most timeless pieces. The plotline of the play follows the actions of Macbeth, a Scottish royal who takes action to ascend in the royal ranks after interacting with supernatural forces. The piece discusses Macbeth’s transformation using themes of human flaws such as ambition, greed or power-lust. Although it might seem that he is driven to evil by outside forces, the person to blame for the killing in the play is Macbeth. Throughout the major plot-points of the play, the “protagonist” proves the old adage correct: actions do speak louder than words.
And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays…” (Bevington, 2014, p. 58 3.1.141). Titania being the queen of fairies and Bottom is of a lower-class of humans enforces the logic of Bottoms reasoning. Again, due to Puck’s negligence with his love potion ordeal, Shakespeare portrays the rather unrealistic and spurious side of love in A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Titania and Bottom (Bevington, 2014). A Midsummer Night’s Dream demonstrates the love perplexity and frenzy of the characters’ love problems in a comedic way. Mystic powers such as fairies and love potions helped to spice up the drama in this play, and the readers are able to enjoy the funny and rather silly portrayals of human love.
In William Shakespeare’s play, King Lear, by creating the chief central theme of divine justice, Shakespeare allows for his audience and readers to have a fuller understanding between the righteousness and the corruption that influences the world. William Shakespeare’s tragic play, shows the character’s morals in a gruesome play full of grief and manipulation, where justice appears to waver in the eyes of evil. For example, King Lear’s daughter, Regan, is one of the several most corrupt characters in the world of King Lear. Even if Regan was pardoned for her antagonistic motives, her corrupt and sinister conducts would never have been overcome, for her judgment would always be dominated with the interminable thirst for power and personal gain. Regen continuously proves to the audience and reader that she has no sense of an ethical manner, for as soon as she had lost her husband she immediately goes in search for another.
This paper focuses on the three major elements in Shakespeare Macbeth such as over-ambition, evil and courage. Macbeth has generally regarded as a tragedy of ‘ambition’, and it is to be considerable extent. Over-ambition does act as a determining passion in Macbeth. But, even more than that, we can say this play is a study of fear. Although it is ambition which leads Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to commit the murder of Duncan, it is not an ambition but fear that is analyzed in Macbeth.