And later, he proves himself to be more than trustworthy when he pledges his allegiance to Malcolm and serves Macbeth’s head on a stake. In the end, he reverses the disruption of the Great Chain of Beings, bringing order back to the great nation of Scotland. The transition of the word “kingship” changes throughout the story when different monarch come into power, and depending on the royal personage, the kingdom will either be one of goodness, or one of corruption. A good leader, such as Macbeth, is not a good king; however, a good king, that is Duncan, is a good leader. So crown or king means: being a king, a king’s
Malcolm and Macduff, two very different characters in Macbeth, are trying to overthrow Macbeth and the government but through very different motives. During the conversation between Malcolm and Macduff, Macduff tells Malcolm to, “Hold fast the mortal sword and like good men / Bestride our downfall birthdom”(4.3.3-4). Macduff wants to save the people of Scotland from this terrible tyrant ruler. He is not trying to do this to gain power for himself because he is a caring and selfless character. This is shown even further because before this conversation, Macduff left his family for the greater good of Scotland.
In fact, he begins as a valiant leader only serving Duncan’s wishes to win a battle against a rebellious force. After this battle, he receives a new title which fuels his ambition and causes him to think of immoral ways to seize what he so passionately believes is his: the throne. Macbeth is then led to spin a web of lies to cover up his previous actions and ultimately becomes a deceitful tyrant. In total,, his strive for success got him very far, but it also revealed something in him that is universally human which is the desire for more power. Like Macbeth, not all of humanity is fit to serve since with great power comes incredible amounts of responsibility.
The Reality of War War will divide and kill members of a family, as a result of their difference in opinions. In My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James and Christopher Collier, Tim is a victim of this devastating fate. Tim’s father, Life, is loyal to the king because he is scared of losing his family and business. Sam opposes Life because he is a stubborn Patriot, yearning for freedom from the king and his taxes; Sam also yearns for the freedom to speak his opinion, choose his religion, and assemble when he wishes. Tim is in between their fighting confounded on which side to choose, which leads to his final decision.
Ambition is a powerful force and is a common motif. While ambition does positively benefit the wielder by giving them the necessary will and motivation to pursue after their goals and dreams, it can also harm those around the person. In doing so, the person themselves is also harmed. In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, it is clearly shown how ambition’s negative impact on others plays into the harm it beings on the wielder. In the beginning, Macbeth is described as being a strong, brave soldier in battle who has devoted his upmost loyalty to the king.
This sparks his ambition to do whatever it takes to remain in power. Macbeth’s mental condition begins to dwindle as time goes on, starting with the murder of Duncan. At first, Macbeth is seen as a soldier that everyone aspires to be, strong, brave, and compassionate about his duties to the king. In act one scene two, Captain says, “...For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name-...” This shows that he is a likeable person who has only the objective of serving his king. After meeting with the witches and hearing his prophecy, Macbeth starts to think about what it would be like to be king of Scotland.
In “Macbeth,” by Shakespeare, King Duncan of Scotland is a generous man, but has a horrible weakness that affects others. His weakness constantly puts his kingdom and his life in danger. His weakness happens to be that he gains the trusts of others so easily, and is too kind to those he barely knows. The Thane of Cawdor, who was appointed by the King, was disloyal and began a bloody battle. This angered the King, and the Thane of Cawdor was later executed.
Yet king Duncan wanted lands and victory ordered his loyal soldier Macbeth to bring the head of the rival king instead getting his own dirty, “What bloody man is that? He can report, /As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt The newest state. (I.ii.1-3) but because of an evil drive his life was short lived. His death was the ultimate sign of a greater evil that arose in his kingdom. It showed that through the imagery in
At the news of his nephew 's deaths, Creon makes a sudden decision on behalf of the men stating that "Polyneices... is to have no burial. No man is to touch him or say the least prayer for him" to which the crowd reacted ultimately stunned at his severity and irrationality (Sophocles 3). Though the citizens agree that Polyneices ' acts against his brother were heinous, they are shocked at Creon 's law, but follow along in fear of their new king. Upon receiving intel of Antigone 's crimes against Creon 's law, he speaks to his son, Haimon about her sentencing. Creon feels the need to stick by his formerly said punishment, overlooking the family connections he has to the perpetrator.
Joseph Strorm (David’s dad) and the inspector question David about Sophie but he reveals nothing. His father tells him to go to his room and David narrates, “I set my jaw and turned to go. My father followed, picking up a whip…” (Pg. 51) David knows Sophie is his friend. Even though he knows he will get a beating if he does not tell on Sophie, he believes it is wrong to give her up and resists against his father.
Outside King Edward 's castle, Malcolm talks with Macduff, letting him know that he doesn 't believe him since he has left his family in Scotland and may be furtively living up to expectations for Macbeth. To figure out if Macduff is dependable, Malcolm drifts on about his own indecencies. He concedes that he ponders whether he is fit to be lord, since he claims to be vulgar, insatiable, and brutal. At in the first place, Macduff graciously can 't help contradicting his future ruler, however in the end Macduff can 't keep himself from shouting out, "O Scotland, Scotland!" (4.3.101).
After Macbeth, Malcolm is named the new king of Scotland. He is now in charge to help rebuild Scotland after Macbeth destroyed it. People are still going crazy thinking that they will be hurt and others are fleeing the country. Malcolm has to show that everything is safe and that he will change it all. Malcolm has to be like his Father Duncan and be the king that everyone trusted and loved.
In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth changes from a respected general, loyal servant of the king to a person that everybody hates. Macbeth was a loyal king and always want to defend his country. “ No more that thane of cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest. Go, pronounce his present death and with his former title greet macbeth”(1.3.73-76). In this quote it 's showing how king Duncan trust macbeth and rewarded him with being the thane of cawdor.