When a play is referred to by many as one of the greatest tragedies of all time it 's safe to assume it’s writer had a good method for tearing their characters lives apart. In Shakespeare 's Macbeth, the playwright uses the main character’s ideas about predetermined fate to plummet him into insanity. Macbeth’s fate was not determined by outside powerful forces but by his own actions and decisions, and ultimately the tragic nature of his fate was caused by his assumption that his fate was sealed. Macbeth initially has no reason to believe in any certain path his life would take. Because of this Macbeth acts unselfishly and makes an effective hero.
Hamlet needs this information in order to feel stable within himself, while corruption takes over Elsinore, saying to Horatio the news is “O wonderful!”(Shakespeare 1.5.34) suggesting that he has a positive response to withholding this new information that now brings stability to his life. Hamlet uses “the dumb play” as a hidden message that can be sent to Claudius but has huge underlying significance. This use of the murder in the play allows Hamlet to reveal if Claudius truly murdered his father and does this at the cost of Claudius knowing Hamlet knows his guilty deed and making Hamlet a threat. This suggests again that Hamlet’s will to obtain stability in knowledge overcomes his own life. Offred trades sex in return for knowledge of her daughter's whereabouts.
Similarly, after Cassio hears Iago’s advice to seek out Othello and beg for forgiveness, he bids a “good night [to] honest Iago” (Shakespeare, 2.3.313), who is none other than the man that diminishes his reputation and causes him to lose his title. Cassio not only does not see who causes him this strife but thanks him for it and bids him a good night. Additionally, Iago is able to completely change Lodovico 's opinion of Othello in four short words. Lodovico witnesses Othello hit Desdemona, and all Iago needs to say is that “[Othello] is much chang’d” (Shakespeare, 4.1.266). With these few words, Lodovico is completely swayed, and immediately believes Iago’s assertion that Othello is
The background and the environment where a person lives in form his personality, behavior, actions and reactions. In the play Crucible Abigail was a victim of the society and the environment. Abigail was always under pressure by the rules the society enforces on her she got under pressure to the extent that she went completely to the opposite direction. Is she a true evil person? Was she born evil, or the society has changed her to an evil person.
Power can change people miraculously. It can mold one into a totally different person and change their way of living. When one is given the opportunity to be granted with inexplicable amounts of power, they may go through extreme measures to withstand this ranking. Written by Shakespeare, the play Macbeth imitates this idea purely. Lady Macbeth suffers a tragic flaw which is lust for power.
What becomes evident as time goes on is that however true it may be that outside influences had played a role in how things would turn out, in the end, Macbeth’s decisions play the largest role in his downfall. His reliance on the witches’ prophecies, his inability to trust his judgement as well as his determination to attain and maintain his power through violent means ultimately leads to his demise. The most significant reason as to why Macbeth died at the end of the story was due to his unwavering trust in the witches and their prophecies. When Macbeth and Banquo had encountered the witches, the three females had told Macbeth, who was the Thane of Glamis at the time, that he would be Thane of Cawdor, as well as ”king hereafter” (Shakespeare 1.3.53). The prophecy that he had received had been vague from the three women, but after being informed that he
Even though Macbeth is a generally decent character, he still has the capability to influence people and tell them what to do using fair is foul. Once Lady Macbeth convinces him to kill Duncan, he says that her "false face must hide what the false heart doth know," (1.7.95-96). He is telling her to put on a front and pretend that all is well, when in reality they both know that they are liars and
Under these masks, however, are guilt and weakness. They can hide behind a clean hands, they can hide behind a crown, and they can hide behind a strong reputation, but they can only hide for so long. Though their appearance looked good, they were caught in the end and they suffered greatly for their evil. As the weird sisters announced at the opening scene, “fair is foul, and foul is fair” (1.1.12), Macbeth seemed fair and a worthy king, but his heart was foul and his guilt could not be
Macbeth is the one who ultimately in control of his fate despite the strong influences he takes from the sisters and Lady Macbeth. He is a strong willed character that loses his way and lets his ambition take over. The drama is at the heart of Macbeth and who he is. The things that he lets happen and control him and his eventual downfall. His actions mount upon each other and take him to lengths which he never thought he would need to gain what he wanted from the start, to be on top of everyone.
Next, he was unhappy with where his fate led him once more, thus he tries to tamper with fate and lastly, Macbeth stupidly goes to the witches’ cave to seek guidance to protect his reign despite it being dangerous and unreliable. Power made him greedy, too rash with decision making, and