Firstly the first similarity between both characters is that they both started off as a leader at the start of the novel. Jack was a leader of a choir group while Macbeth was a co-leader of Duncan's army battling Macdonwald. Similarly, Jack starts off as the ‘leader’ of his choir who was left stranded on an island which shows they both start with power. However early on in Lord of the flies, Golding uses the quote Jack’s face “was ugly, without silliness” immediately presenting him in a negative light, and his “light blue eyes” were “turning, or ready to turn, to anger”. At this stage, it is also worth noting that the choir is “wearily obedient” and he seems to wield total control over them.
Most of them are happy for killing the pig when, in fact, the killing of the pig resulted in the loss of the signal fire and a wasted opportunity to be rescued. Golding repeatedly useds the juxtaposition of opposite themes to create a deeper contrast between the two. Ralph and Jack most clearly represent Golding’s use of Juxtapositioning in the novel. Both individuals embody polar opposite character traits that are prevalent in all people. Evil, corruption, and satanic morals swirl
In William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, the leading motif, ambition, equally serves as the catalyst for Macbeth’s demise. Throughout the play, Shakespeare gradually exposes Macbeth’s weak character and internal darkness as he presents Macbeth with the seductive illusion of power and ambition. Macbeth’s ambition turned him from a noble Thane to a murdering King, encouraged by his wife until his tender character turned ruthless, and eventually led to the final deaths Lady Macbeth and himself. In the beginning of Macbeth, the protagonist possessed respectable qualities. Similar to Oedipus, Macbeth desired to save their kingdoms either from the plague or Scottish traitors.
Macbeth and Lion King both describe a story of usurpation and revenge. The tragic hero, Macbeth, and the antagonist in Lion King, Scar, reach the same ambition by different means, but finally they both failed. First of all, Macbeth 's motivation is different from Scar 's, but different motivations cause them to do similar things, that is to usurp the throne. Three witches told Macbeth a prophecy that he will become the king, as they said,"All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!
At the first stage, a Captain describes Macbeth as a loyal subject dedicated to serve King Duncan. As time passes when the three witches prophesy his fate, this causes the shifting his perception of integrity. Ultimately, Macbeth loses his integrity and meets his downfall due to his lust for power. Shakespeare introduces the audience to the concept of integrity by comparing Macbeth, a man rich in integrity, to Macdonwald, a man with poor integrity. The Captain’s monologue precisely states conditions of the battle and further goes into describing Macdonwald’s character to King Duncan.
In the play, Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses the theme of the corrupting power of ambition, Macbeth’s character flaws, and the theme of cruelty versus masculinity to show Macbeth’s misdeeds were a direct result of external influences. Throughout the play, Macbeth commits several wrongdoings including, killing King Duncan, his friend Banquo and manipulating others into carrying out his wishes. By appealing to Macbeth’s strong desires to become king, the witches’ prophecies leads Macbeth to commit several murders. Through fueling Macbeth’s inner insecurities, Malcolm prompts Macbeth to irrationally continue wrongdoings. Similarly, Lady Macbeth’s manipulative persona, encourages Macbeth to commit wicked actions.
The two main characters that are very alike in the play is Claudius and Macbeth. Claudius and Macbeth had done terrible things throughout the whole story line, which includes the blood-lust for supremacy, the assassination of unroyal suspects, and their confrontation to conflicts. Both were obsessed with their ambition to be in control, but the other has a stronger desire for power than the other. Killing intent is a must in order to achieve one’s desire. This is one of the common factors that Claudius and Macbeth have in common.
How Shakespeare links the deception between the characters show how each of them vary in character and personality, as Macbeth started out as a noble and caring guy but quickly changed into someone that murdered and took things into his own matter when they don’t work out his way. He was fooled by his wife and the witches, but solely because he let it get to him, he had the choice and the chance to prevent it, but instead did nothing to change anything. He gave into the evil ways that they followed, and let it change him into someone he’s
The relationships of Macbeth vs. Lady Macbeth, Macbeth vs. himself and Macbeth vs. Macduff illustrate the theme, manhood vs. masculinity. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth struggles with conflicts between himself and Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth expresses that she cannot kill Duncan herself by saying: “I laid their daggers ready; he could not miss ‘em. Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done’t” (Act 2, Scene 2). Lady Macbeth also says, “Give me the daggers”
Macbeth, one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays, is a tragedy about one man rising to the top to subsequently fall. The Lion King is an animated Disney movie about a lion cub learning about life while on the run following his father’s death. The Lion King and Macbeth compare to certain multitudes, as well as contrast to a certain degree. Similarities and differences between the movie and play are shown between Duncan and Mufasa, Malcolm and Simba, Macbeth and Scar, the three witches and Rafiki, and the theme of appearance versus reality. Similar to King Duncan, Mufasa was a fantastic king.