Malcolm, son of Duncan and soon to be king, shows detailed character development from his actions and speeches for his country Scotland. These actions and speeches foreshadows how Malcolm’s leadership will benefit the country but were overlooked by many because of Macbeth’s influence on Scotland. Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, shows the actions of Macbeth and how his presence diminishes the royalty of Scotland. Macbeth also shows the actions of Malcolm and how he will deal with Macbeth and what he is doing. Macbeth’s influence as king forced many to believe that the Scotland’s future will fall.
This trait was presented when Captain was talking was about Macbeth in a heroic way. The quote states “For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name), Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel,” (2.1.18-19). Macbeth obtained this trait from being fearless in battle by slaying his enemies. The same scene is where they keep describing Macbeth as a glorious person. “As whence the sun ’gins his reflection ship wrecking storms and direful thunders [break,] So from that spring whence comfort seemed to come” (2.1.27-30).
(Acosta, 2014)The use of this metaphor is to prove Macbeth was a brave, loyal and ferocious warrior in a battle that held little hope for either side. The sergeant uses the metaphor to express the tire of the opposing sides and the desperate need for survival that they had, the hunger of victory over the other
Beowulf is characterized as an epic hero because of his glorious legacy. This epic hero was in constant danger from evil but always defeated it. He also had a moral code that separated him from mere mortals. The epic hero portrayed many traits that made him great. Although he died in battle, Beowulf’s leadership, bravery, and sense of morality made him an epic hero among men.
Speaking in terms of the play Macbeth, Duncan-the king of Scotland- rules justly and fairly, but he still has plenty of traitors within his group of trusted men. Macbeth only becomes Thane of Cawdor, because of a traitor, but he himself later becomes a traitor. In the beginning it was easy for Macbeth to fight for his king and to honor the name of the man who ruled his land, but once he finds out his future, his entire mindset changes. Macbeth fights and wins a battle in favor for Scotland and king Duncan. A few hours after the battle, the Weird Sisters tell Macbeth what his future looks like.
In terms of ego and prophecy, the character of Macbeth and 50 Cent are very similar. Ego and prophecy can be understood as two different categories, but it is because of their egos that they believe so strongly their prophecies. Macbeth, who was previously the thane of Glamis, had hubris, which was caused by the people around him. For example, in the beginning of “Macbeth”, the sergeant relays to King Duncan, “For brave Macbeth--well he deserves that name--Disdaining fortune, with his brandish 'd steel, which smoked with bloody execution, like valour 's minion…” to express Macbeth’s performance in the battle against Macdonwald. The sergeant talked about Macbeth in a very bloviated manner.
Macbeth is undisputably one of Shakespeare’s best works. The play centers around the story of Macbeth and the atrocities he commits to secure his reign as king. In order to do this he betrays the trust of his friends and his family; while doing this his character changes from a proud war hero to that of a man with too excessive pride and ambition. In the beginning of the play Macbeth is described as “golden” by the majority of the people he fights for. He has good human traits such as kindness and bravery.
Macbeth: the tragic story of the death of a soldier, a Thane, and a King. By the prophecy of the witches in the play, Macbeth fears no consequences in his quest for the crown. In doing so, Macbeth asks a lot of conspicuous questions, giving us insight into a possible feeling of guilt or even doubt of his actions. Furthermore, the majority of Macbeth’s more perceptive questions are rhetorical, meaning he knows the answers beforehand. I argue that instead of asking questions out of curiosity, he is using them as a personal vindication of his crimes, implying that there are two common themes centralized around his questions: justification and verification.
Despite committing a number of abhorrent crimes, Macbeth’s morality is definitively ambiguous, or “grey,” “because he is so acutely aware of the horror of his crimes” (Charney). Even before his transgressions take place, Macbeth is aware of the “physiological and psychological” consequences the murder will have on him, “forsee[ing] the effects” of his wrongdoings with rightfully placed apprehension (Charney). This sorrowful character is not the one first introduced to the audience, as Macbeth is depicted as an exalted hero in Duncan’s army; however, though his visage morphs into one of a tyrant. During his metamorphosis into seemingly amoral ruler, Macbeth does not take pleasure in the carnage he inspires, contributing to the adversity faced through his remorse. Conversely, Macduff, who may be considered the protagonist by some, is not presented as wholly virtuous.
Some were gifted their leadership, and others have forced their way to the top. Some kept the peace, while those not fit to rule only brought discord. In “Beowulf”, Beowulf is a warrior who is favored by his people to take the thrown after their king was killed from an attack. In the epic poem “Beowulf”, the ambitious mentality, courageousness, and confidence of Beowulf grant him an absolute powers that others lack.
Beowulf was stunningly brave, courageous and put his abilities in the service of others. However, he was too conceited and obsessed about his reputation. Macbeth was a brave warrior, but his Achilles heel, his ambition, turned him into a tyrant. Macduff loved his country and did his best to save it from a tyrant, but at the same time didn’t exercise good judgment in safeguarding his family. Rather than judging people and their actions purely in black and white terms, we should recognize that human beings are complex creatures and have lots of shades of gray.
Even though his mission is to save one man and risk many of his men, he presents a full effort to complete this mission no matter how senseless he believed it was. He proves his intelligence and strength. He remains positive and calm no matter the circumstance. His flaw is that he is too good-hearted, which in the end, gets him killed. Both Maximus Meridius and Captain John H. Miller have the qualities of a tragic hero, which are: a high position, a fatal flaw, and a downfall caused by their flaw.