Macbeth killed Banquo, Macduff's son and wife, he tries to hide his evil plan under people's eyes. In order to persuade Hyenas to help him, Scar lies to them that they are allies and friends. "Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill."(Macbeth; 3.2.57) In another aspect, Macbeth and Scar cannot turn back to the right path. "I am in blood Stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er."
“The spring, the head, the fountain of your blood is stopped; the very source of it is stopped” (2.3.77-78). Macbeth murders the guards to prevent them from professing their innocence, affirming their intention to avenge the king in a fit of rage for his misdeeds. Duncan 's children; Malcolm and Donalbain, flee to England and Ireland, respectively, for fear that the killer of Duncan wishes the death of both also. Macbeth has killed Duncan who is his cousin. “Where we are, there’s daggers in men’s smiles.
Here lay Duncan, his silver skin laced with his golden blood, and his gashed stabs look'd like a breach in nature for ruin’s wasteful entrance; there the murderers, steeped in the colors of their trade, their daggers unmannerly breached with gore. (2.3.129-135) To avoid accusations, Macbeth frames Duncan’s guards for the murder. He lies by saying that he saw the guards kill Duncan and that he killed the guards because he was emotional after watching his king die. He manipulates others in order to clear his name. Therefore, Macbeth is a greedy traitor who lies and kills in order to rule the land.
Macbeth begins to employ treachery in order to achieve his goals and use tyranny to subdue anyone who opposes him including his wife. His treachery is most visible in the play when Macbeth betrays and kills both Duncan and Banquo as well as Macduff’s family. Macbeth says this before deciding to kill Duncan, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function is smother'd in surmise.” (I. iii. 139-141) After steeling himself for the murder of Duncan, Macbeth says, “I am settled, and bend up each corporal agent to this terrible feat. away, and mock the time with fairest show: false face must hide what the false heart doth know.” (i. vii.
This tore the heart of the daemon, causing him to respond with fierce aggression. Despite victor’s previous hopes for benevolence, Victor was proved wrong once more and the daemon murdered Henry. The creature threatened to make Victor suffer, and to bring harm to all that he loved. Victor then finally made the commitment and prepared to destroy the creature, even if it cost him his own life. The creature murdered the wife of Victor- Elizabeth, and it was only after this that he decided to take measures and pursue the beast.
In Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the protagonist are portrayed as heroes in their poem. In Beowulf, a man comes from a neighboring land to help a distressed kingdom. When he comes to the kingdom he defeats two monsters, Grendel and Grendel’s Mother. Later, he becomes king and then fights another monster. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a green knight challenges King Arthur or any other brave man to a game.
“Beowulf dealt it a deadly wound” (2705) while Wiglaf killed the Dragon in honor of Beowulf and became the new king/hero. Beowulf’s arrogance and pride to kill this Dragon, killed him. If Beowulf would not have had a big ego he would of been still the king of the
This version of the legend is much different from the other legends because it examines the battle between Mordred and King Arthur instead of discussing the friendly relationship between the two. A knight of Mordred’s party draws his sword to kill a snake and King Arthur interprets it as a gesture to fight, he immediately claims it is treason. King Arthur’s comment, that is said without hesitation, suggest that he thinks of Mordred as an evil traitor and assumes he has intentions to kill him. Mordred uttered to Arthur, “I have more right to take thy life then thou could’st ever claim to give me mine!” (Newbolt). Mordred’s comment explains that he is full of resent and hatred towards his father.
As a payment to the king of the Danes, he decides to fight the dragon, just as he fought Grendel. Then he was a warrior and now he is a king responsible for his people. Beowulf’s decision is courageous but inappropriate for a king. His foolish but courageous decision causes him to die in the end. Before he fought the mighty dragon, he said “I’ve never known fear; as a youth I fought in endless battles.
All epics have a national hero that is on a quest or adventure to find something valuable. In the epic Jason and the Argonauts (1963) directed by Don Chaffey, Jason, son of the lawful king of Thessaly, is attempting to overthrow King Pelias. He decides to go on a quest to the end of the world to find the golden fleece. The golden fleece, which has the magical abilities to get rid of famine, bring happiness, and heal, was essential in overthrowing King Pelias. Jason recruits the fittest men he could find in Greece-including Hercules and Hylas- and the team of men are known as the Argonauts.