Paragraph 1: In the start of the play Macbeth is soldier who loyally fights for the king. After winning the battle Macbeth’s bravery stood out among other soldiers, through his success and bravery he was promoted. Mac beth became one of the king closest friends and best soldier of Scotland. King Duncan thought that Macbeth was truest worthy.Lady Macbeth’s manipulation of Macbeth opens his eyes to what could become if he was king. Macbeth’s deeds set him on a path to commit more evil doings.
However, There are characteristics common to most great leaders that can be picked out. The story Beowulf contains many different rulers that people follow. Among the various characteristics these men share, a few great qualities shine through, these being generosity, loyalty, and bravery. The leader Beowulf portrays these qualities multiple times throughout the story, which define him as a model of leadership for all times. One of the reasons is that Beowulf always acts decisively and courageously to combat evil, and he is also noble in his actions.
He feared this more than anything else, what would happen after the murder. However it took him until this point to realize all he had sacrificed for a “fruitless crown” (66)that the witches gave him. For Macbeth, there seems no way out, no way to install his sons as the future kings. Not only is Banqo a talented tactician, he is also backed by a prophecy coming from witches who see the future. How can Macbeth escape a man who does not get himself in trouble and the verdict of a prophecy?
The most used type of irony in the play was situational irony because the characters in the play did not play for any of the outcomes that will happen as the play progresses. In the play, Lady Macbeth is shown that she does not think about the consequences that may come with one’s action. She was blinded by her own greed at first when she says “A little water clears us of this deed; How easy is it, then!” (II, ii, 68-69), but at the end she regrets the decisions she has made when she says “What, will these hands ne’er be clean?-No more o’ ; That, my lord, no more o’that. You mar all with this; Starting.” (V, i, 31-33). Another early example of Situational Irony is the faith that Duncan has on Macbeth.
Unlike Macbeth, Beowulf defends his kingdom to benefit others and will risk his life at any cost for the preservation of King Hrothgar’s kingdom. While the authors of Macbeth and Beowulf depict them as courageous leaders, their motives distinguish them. There are many aspects that display Macbeth’s leadership. In the beginning of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the witches predict that Macbeth will become king (1.3.48-50). Fulfilling the witches’ prophecy, Macbeth eventually becomes king.
At the beginning of the play Banquo is given the prophecies that his children will be the king, therefore, this becomes a threat toward Macbeth. This illustrates that in order to maintain power, he would have to kill Banquo and his children which Banquo acts an outside force that guide Macbeth to continue his evil deeds. Moreover, Banquo is described as a great and wise character throughout the play, he is also given prophecies that he will become a ‘greater’ king than Macbeth.
The heroes in the two epic poems The Epic of Gilgamesh and Beowulf are very similar in terms of their values. Beowulf in the poem Beowulf and Gilgamesh in the poem The Epic of Gilgamesh are the two main characters. The two men possess great physical strength unmatched by any man from the ancient or middle period. In the two epic poems the men fight and are a part of wars that almost seem unreal, due to the outcome or what was done during the course of the war. The two epic poems show many similarities in the presentation of their values.
Through the literary devices of metaphor and personification, it will help us demonstrate Macbeth’s predicament. One reason that Macbeth is afraid of losing his crown is because Macbeth knows that his children will not follow in his footstep and become king. Macbeth fears that the weird witches
It was a friendship that made it worthwhile when going into battle. It was a warrior's brethren that spurred his fight while in battle. It is a well-known law that in Anglo-Saxon culture and society if warriors didn’t return with their comrades they were publicly shamed and humiliated. It was your friends that told of your glorious feats when you passed, that kept you alive even when you weren’t. It is well known that Beowulf valued all of his friendships dearly even at the end of his
He loved his family very much. As not only a prince but as a Trojan, his desire of being heroic was a crucial value. Hector also had other desires including the desire of having a good reputation, admiration and success in battle. Hector was a human, so he also had times of being prideful and fearful. One of the scenes from the Iliad where Hector showed love is the scene his wife started having fear for the family for when Hector died.