Throughout the play, readers get a sense of the ongoing battle between Macbeth’s relentless greed for kingship and what he perceives as being morally wrong. This tussle serves to portray the traits of both his ambition and his flimsy moral values. In the beginning of the soliloquy, Macbeth hallucinates a dagger whose handle points towards his hand. The dagger, and its specific position, simply symbolizes the act of murder that Macbeth is about to commit, further helping to embolden the recurring theme of violence found throughout the play. “Come, let me hold you.
Everyone has experienced deception; from politicians to cheating spouses, it is almost a daily experience. Actors in Shakespeare’s Macbeth are especially familiar with deception in the form of equivocation. Equivocation is intentionally using ambiguous language to mislead someone. The word itself is used extensively in the speech made by the drunken porter in the beginning of 2.3, but the theme is used throughout the book by many characters. Shakespeare uses equivocation to develop Macbeth’s character and advance the plot along Duncan’s murder.
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 losing 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.
Hamlet figured out that Claudius killed King Hamlet from the ghost by putting poison in his ear in his sleep (1.5 32-40). Readers have learned that both characters killed the current kings in their slumber in order to gain power despite being “close” to the kings. However, Macbeth had a greater passion to take the crown, because he confronted King Duncan with a dagger. This means that Macbeth is prepared to face any danger and he is willing to fight anyone
The poison curdled old Hamlet’s blood and caused sores all over his body. The rumours spread around was that he was bite by a poisonous snake. Fratricide is shown from old Hamlet killing his brother Claudius. Homicide Ophelia’s father, Polonius, is murdered from Hamlet, Hamlet had no intention on killing Polonius he thought it Claudius was the one behind the tapestry spying on Gertrude. Gertrude called Hamlet to her chamber to talk about how he offended his stepfather, Claudius.
Othello by William Shakespeare is a tale best looked at as a series of mangled puzzles, and deceptive tales. Throughout the course of the novel, Shakespeare frequently equivocates on the nature of one character’s actions and motivations: Iago. To the other characters in the novel, Iago is presented as the steady adhesive holding his fellow Venetian’s together through periods of crisis; however to the reader, Iago is known as a conniving and covetous individual who is ready and pry and steal what he wants through mistrust and deception. These mirages serve not only to fortify Iago’s ever-growing power, but also to cement him as a devious villain. Through the character of Iago, Shakespeare is able to manufacture a false reputation of honesty and trustworthiness towards Othello, conveying that villainy often arises from jealousy and revenge.
Clutching daggers smeared with blood in his hand, Macbeth, in the Tragedy of Macbeth, cries out to his wife, “There’s one did laugh in ’s sleep, and one cried / ‘Murder!’” (Shakespeare 2.2.30-31). In his play, William Shakespeare tells the story of a couple, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, who perform commit wicked and immoral actions in an effort to sate their ambitious desires. However, as the play progresses, they are overcome with guilt and are afflicted with terrible dreams. Through his portrayal of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Shakespeare highlights the importance of sleep, and how one’s evil actions prevents them from receiving the peace they lack through sleep. Thus, in Macbeth, Shakespeare develops the motif of sleep, throughout the course of the play, in order to elucidate that one’s guilt has the ability to consume them completely and bring them to the brink of insanity.
Macbeth’s psyche throughout the play begins to develop a very schizophrenic way of functioning, which is simply based off of the surroundings Macbeth experiences. Macbeth’s efforts to achieve and secure his power are committed blindly, and this is simply seen through his ruthless acts of murder. Beginning with the murder of Duncan, Macbeth commits the murder without a second thought, but prior to it he falls into a hallucination where he looks upon a dagger which provokes the murder in the first place. Further on in the play, once he achieves the throne, Macbeth looks back on Banquo’s fortune and recalls that his offspring was alleged to have had the throne in the future. To prevent this, Macbeth orders to have both Banquo and his son murdered.
Macbeth, a Scottish general and thane of Glamis , and Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife, are two of the main characters in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Throughout the tragedy, they both exhibit many inhumane actions. Macbeth starts to be concerned when he meets three witches, who claim he will be made thane of Cawdor. Macbeth then commits his first inhuman action by murdering King Duncan, which makes Macbeth King of Scotland. Lady Macbeth mainly lusts for power and status.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are different in their behaviors. Mr. Hyde can break out into a great flame of anger. This is evident because while a maid servant was getting ready for bed, she was staring out her window and saw what Mr. Hyde had done. Mr. Hyde was talking with someone and he was listening with an “ill-contained impatience,” and out of nowhere, Mr. Hyde broke out into a great flame of anger, stamping his foot, brandishing the cane, and carrying on, The maid servant described him as a madman. He then proceeded to break all of his victim’s bones and ended up killing him.
In “The Black Cat” Poe writes, “Goaded, by the interference, into a rage more than demoniacal, I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain,” when talking about the savage murder of the wife. This narrative is cringe worthy because it would be absolutely excruciating to have an axe driven into one’s skull. Edgar Allan Poe details the nasty specifics of the torture and murder of Fortunato in “The Cask of Amontillado” when Montresor chains Fortunato in the chamber filled with niter and walls up the entrance, torturing and leaving Fortunato to die from whatever lethal element can stop his heart first. . This is brutal because Montresor says, “I heard the furious vibration of the chain.