Lady Macbeth has a strong desire for eminence and uses her husband Macbeth who trusts her so much to help her achieve that. First, she does not want to be a woman because she feels restrained and limited to her abilities. “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here . . .
Macbeth is at a serious loss of integrity in these moments as he does the horrific deed by following an apparition, “Is this a dagger I see before me?”. It can be questioned whether the apparition was something more than his own desire to kill and him needing a reason or excuse to get blood on his hands without feeling guilt and with this he doesn’t take responsibility for the actions he carried out. Although Macbeths actions against the king were moments of extreme lack in nobility and integrity, he follows through with great guilt “To I know my deed twere best not know myself. Wake Duncan. I would thou couldst” “all Neptune’s ocean cannot clean his hands”, this metaphor/hyperbole brings back his original character of honor where he is saying that no amount of Neptune’s water can clear his guilt or wash away the blood on his hands or the mistake he has made.
Curley’s wife is over stereotyped in such a way that it helps define her character and foreshadow her demise. She is self obsessed and she builds herself up by dragging other people down. Curly’s wife never achieves her dream because she trapped herself in an awful marriage to escape her family and did not think about the consequences. When she was younger, Curley’s wife desperately wanted to be a famous actor. People told her that she had incredible talent and was a “natural” at acting, and she looked past the possibility that these could all just be good pick-up lines, weaving herself a web of lies (88).
Creon’s weakness is shown when he is fearful of being undermined by Antigone because she is a women. The error in judgement that comes upon Creon is that Creon thinks thathis actions will not have consequences. The fact that Creon did not bury Polynices is a fault in him as the repercussion of not burying him resulted in the death and rebuttal of Antigone, Haemon, and Creon’s own wife. In Conclusion, Creon is the tragic hero of the story because through some weakness of character or error in judgment, brings doom upon himself he discovers the truth of his wrong choice and accept responsibility for his actions, he is a more admirable man in defeat than he was before and he gains stature through the way he meets catastrophe. Creon is the tragic
Mostly everyone in this play goes against what the main character feels is justly because they want to follow the kings laws and they believe she is acting immorally. Antigone is not acting immorally, she is doing the right thing to follow the law of the gods. Therefore, since Antigone ends up hanging herself and causes her fiancé and the fiancé’s mother to commit suicide as well, it gives the
By giving his heroine the courage to stand and to face her punishment, Hawthorne pointed out that some of the Puritan punishments were harsh and unnecessary. Hawthorne implies that the punishment given to Hester were not suited for the sin she committed (Richardson 1). He also ridicules the fact that a Puritan leader can also become a sinner. Hester’s lover, Dimmesdale, is a brilliant minister and is respected by his congregation but commits the sin of adultery. When Hester was asked to expose the name of her lover, she refused and planned on shouldering all of the punishment.
This “future queen” sees the life she could have flash before her eyes and obviously Macbeth was hesitant because King Duncan was a honest man and Macbeth was a “servant” to him and he was family to Macbeth so he really didn’t want to go through with it. This fueled Lady Macbeth to conjure the death of King Duncan as well as covering it up. Lady Macbeth in Act 1, asked the spirits if they could “unsex” her so that she could ultimately be capable to go through with the killing. She felt like her husband (Macbeth) could not do her dirty work that she could wish that she could do herself. Lady Macbeth tried and attempted to fasten onto Macbeth’s inner feelings and attacked his level of masculinity.
Lady Macbeth is not able to commit murders to some more extent because she suffers from immense guilt, which she cannot handle. She also does not defy the consequences of plotting a murder, which her husband does until the end. She also has more human traits than Macbeth, who abandons it completely. Lady Macbeth is responsible for death of King Duncan alongside Macbeth. Even though she did not do the killing, she pushed Macbeth forward who was lacking confidence.
Lady Macbeth begins to think about it all the time. Then, she ends up having a sleepwalking episode where she keeps trying to wash blood off of her hands. Finally, she ends up killing herself and Lady Macbeth’s guiltiness is what shows that she’s also responsible for the killing of King Duncan. Lady Macbeth is guilty for more than persuading Macbeth to kill King Duncan. First, she is guilty because she made Macbeth an outright murderer.
Throughout the play there is suffering both mental and physical but the person who suffers most is Lady Macbeth due to her guilt. This play is a tragedy of a nobleman Macbeth, whose fatal flaw is his ambition. There are many sad people in the play “Macbeth”, but the saddest person is Macduff. The tragedy is Macbeth’s but he is only sad from his own deeds, Lady Macbeth is sadder because she gives Macbeth more ambition to kill King Duncan but she becomes so guilty that she goes psychologically
Another element in this novel is Melinda’s inner conflict, man vs. self. What Melinda has been through greatly affected her everyday life. She struggles with depression, dislikes her appearance, and feels ashamed of herself for something that isn 't her fault: “I want to confess everything, hand over the guilt and mistake and anger to someone else...even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me” (Anderson 51). Andy Evans, the senior who raped her, made her feel worthless. This situation is much like the one in the novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
”Things without all remedy should be without regard: what 's done is done.” Anyone can see that he is behind the murders and blaming it on Lady Macbeth is not the right decision. Lady Macbeth became depressed; embarrassed, and rattled by her husband’s lost sanity. She started feeling empty and alone; she killed