Even tough we see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted, showing that he is very much humane, and his only fault being way too ambitious. That was interesting because we get the feeling that something out of the ordinary is coming up and our anticipation gets into the story straightaway. At the very end, in the beginning of Macbeth’s downfall we didn 't expect that a murderer like him would, even in defeat, display conscience and bravery. "I will not yield to kiss the ground before young Malcolm 's feet,... And damn 'd be him that first cries 'Hold, enough! '" (Line 32-39, Pg 249).
He places the lives of his men in danger because he values rank more than his men, and when it becomes apparent that his men can not win he declares, “If those little sweethearts won’t face German bullets, they’ll face French ones”(2). At the loss of the battle, General Mireau places the loss of the battle on his soldiers, calling them cowards. To save his own hide, he allows three innocent men to be tried, convicted, and shot for the sake of his perceived glory. Of all the characters, that which displays the most cowardice in their path to glory, is Lieutenant Roget. Not only does he run from the enemy, but when it comes time to choose which of his men are to die for General Miraue, Lieutenant Roget selects the one man that could call out his own cowardice, Corporal Paris.
Do you know it? Have you heard it?/Don 't you notice when evils due to enemies/are headed towards those we love?" (Antigone, Line 8-12) Antigone proves her familial loyalty when, after her brothers kill each other, King Creon states that only one of the brothers is to be buried. The other brother is dishonored and must be left to rot. Antigone defies Creon 's orders and buries her fallen brother in spite of the law forbidding the act.
Creon’s overbearing stubbornness was sharp enough to stab himself in the back. Creon wouldn’t have noticed his faults were a double-edged sword until he had a wound. The king was advised numerous times of his actions getting back to him, but his blindness to his pride also made him deaf to his warnings. Teiresias the prophet visits the unfavorable ruler with a dismal message. “The time is not far off when you shall pay back corpse for corpse, flesh of your own flesh”(Sophocles 5.75).
Macbeth’s Moral Deterioration Throughout the years where ruling and power took place everyone has always wanted to feel powerful and wouldn't stop at any lengths to have it even if it means hurting others along the way and choosing the wrong path . For others not so much, but some will choose anything to have power for instance in the tragedy of Macbeth. This is a story of an unsuccessful ruler who became king by murdering and manipulation. He chose to kill and lie in order to have power. His immoral decisions eventually lead him into extreme feelings of guilt and remorse later on in the tragedy.
People always try to find a way to argue that revenge is not justified. It is easy for people to understand that someone can go overboard with revenge. For example, someone might kill another person to avenge his son's murder. They see this and say that all revenge is bad and can never be justified because now more people are dead. Examples like this persuade people that revenge is not justified.
This action negatively impacts him due to the developed hatred the other characters gain towards Macbeth. His ambition has led to not just the death of Duncan and Banquo but also many others such as the Duncan’s chambermaid and Macduff’s family. This slaughter ruins Macbeth’s original image of a brave, valiant, worthy gentleman to the point that others begin to address him as tyrant. Young Siward, when Macbeth told him his name, stated that “The devil himself could not pronounce a title more hateful to mine ear.” (V. vii). This quote only further emphasizes the fact that Macbeth’s name has turned from one of bravery, as shown by the Sergent (I. ii), to one of disgrace and has been condemned.
At the very start of the story we see Macbeth as this polite fragile almost feminine man, but as he gained more power and gained ambition to gain more power he slowly transformed into somewhat of a monster. One of the best examples of this is when he sends out murderers to kill arguably his best friend Banquo, but with all this newfound power Macbeth now says, “ He’s my enemy too, and I hate him so much that every minute he’s alive it eats away at my heart.”( Act 3 scene 1) He now talks about Banquo as if they have been feuding rivals for decades instead of being close allies. Macbeth's attitude towards everything changes into one of a tyrant from these little hints of power he had at the very start. We see his transformation from the start of book to now, where he used to be someone who liked everyone and was well respected to now his own allies turning against him to kill him. In act 5 scene 2 his past allies who are now battling against him say “Some say he’s mad, others that lesser hate him Do call it valiant fury.
The ghost said to him “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” the ghost of the old king wanted Hamlet to seek revenge on claudius for his ‘unnatural” murder of the kind. Hamlet at first was a little bit weary of the ghost but when the ghost told Hamlet that he was stuck in purgatory until revenge was sought out, hamlet was on board. Hamlet adored his father so when the ghost asked him to seek revenge, and when it told him to murder claudius it's all he focuses on for the majority of the novel. The effect seeking justice had on Hamlet was profound. He became obsessed with finding a proper way to kill the king.
“Thy mother’s poisoned./ I can no more. The King, the King’s to blame” (V.ii.344-45). On Laertes death bed he is completely regretting his choices to trust Claudius the king. He knew that he had made the wrong decision and put his emotions of anger and revenge before his intelligence. If he hadn't chosen to team up with Claudius then he knows not everyone would of died maybe even none of them especially the queen.
After Beowulf and Grendel’s outcome, Unferth realizes he was wrong and even offers a truce, by giving him a sword, Hrunting, and supporting him against his next great battle. Beowulf stood up for himself, went out and defeated Grendel, and saved the mead hall, while proving Unferth wrong. He and I faced similar conflicts and ended up with similar outcomes. The wickedness of someone’s gossip or opinion is quite a challenge to deal with, but