The play shows the readers the story of vicious man who wants power. The Tragedy of Macbeth is still relevant today because to this day people still try to claim great power, do all the wrong things to get what they want, and people have great guilt for their actions that are foul. The first reason Macbeth is still relevant today is that people try to claim massive power over things that they do not need to be involved in. For example, “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter! Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none.
By Chaucer saying “This these miscreants agreed to slay the third and youngest, as you heard me say.” This is a key point in the story because what Geoffrey Chaucer is trying to say is that money is the root of all evil because it caused three friends to end each other’s lives. The final topic is greed, it plays a role in both tales in how the characters valued their personal desires over the well beings of themselves and others. There is greed in the pardoner’s tale by the friends wanting wealth and doing anything possible to have it in their grasps. In the wife of bath’s tale, greed is the want for sex and power, and the knight acted on his greed resulting in the events that followed. The author says “truly poor are they who whine and fret; and convert what they cannot hope to get.” What this means is that the knight has greed and a selfish desire that he acted
She even used Gatsby to cover up the fact the she killed Myrtle and made Gatsby be the criminal. In her greedy eyes, every relationship is about the money. Tom Buchanan was a selfish and arrogant person. He was dominated by money and social status. His love with women was for either physical needs or money.
70-74 Macbeth). Here Macbeth’s greed comes into play again as the witches’ prophecy is weighing heavily on him and he cannot bear it. He is greedy and wants stability in his kingship, so he takes power into his own hands by becoming judge, jury, and executioner, as he sends assassins after Banquo and Fleance. However, as said before, greed is a sin, and those who sin are
The youngest traveler say, “Lord, to think I might have all that treasure to myself alone!”(Pg 149) He intentionally killed his teammates because of his love of money. The bible says “ For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have emed from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many snow.” (1 Timothy 6:10) Nowadays, THere are a lot of crime because money. Many people are willing to do anything to achieve their own interest. Because of the love of money, and now we have lost respect, friendship and love. The beatles says “ For I do not care too much for money, for money cannot buy me love.” (The Beatles) Money and greed really will adversely affect a person’s life.
Macbeth is about to do a horrible deed. He is going to kill his friend and his king. The trust and the loyalty have been broken . People today would lynch themselves for dollars . We would sell out those who mean the most to us just get money or just to say I'm on top.In act 1 scene 7 Macbeth said “ Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against The deep damnation of his taking-off “ .(4).
When a person kills to get what they want is an example of excessive ambition. Ambition is the one of the most important themes in Macbeth. Ambition in moderation is normal, setting goals, working overtime, etc., but tremendous ambition can be destructive. Ambition led Macbeth to kill Duncan and take his throne. It led Macbeth to kill his friend, Banquo, because he was suspicious of him and he feared he would be an obstacle.
This is significant because he has had this mind-set from the day he left for war, that this romantic idealism is possible if he strives to achieve his goal through effort. To this day, people still carry this dream with them. This idea that with hard work and dedication any goal is possible, is the exact mentality that lead to Gatsby's defeat. What one person believes in and what is actually a reality can be two completely different things. Appearance versus reality is a common theme found among Shakespeare's plays, as seen in “Othello”.
Macbeth's lust for power becomes blatantly obvious based upon his fears that "to be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus", prompting him to kill Banquo and make an attempt at his son, Fleance. To relieve himself of his insecurities, he manipulates two murderers to believe than Banquo is their "enemy" and the source of all of their problems, displaying his twisted nature. He does not, before the act is already committed, share news of the "deed of dreadful note" with his "dearest chuck", Lady Macbeth, proving he has made his face a "vizard to [his] heart" not only for the public, but also to his once-cohort. Macbeth's peers' opinion sinks so low that he is often merely referred to as a "tyrant" rather than by his name. He is not only a traitorous and cruel king, but the extent to which he is "unfit to govern" makes him "unfit to live" - deserving of death for how he has let down Scotland.
In The Great Gatsby , Gatsby uses his money to get Daisy's attention to satisfy his desire. All throughout the novel the characters act on their emotions before thinking. People getting overwhelmed by their emotions is bad. Emotions that overpower people can result in violent actions. In the story, Mr. Wilson was devastated when Myrtle was murdered, he eventually seeks after revenge which results in Gatsby's death.