Imagine you are a young child again--let’s say 10 years-old--binge watching Scooby Doo on television all summer. Within every episode of Scooby Doo, The Mystery Gang reveals the villain running the diabolical crimes, at the end, and it becomes an archetype of these villains to be under a facade as someone sympathetic or innocent--making you least expect it. Towards the end of Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, the Macbeth’s unstable mental states drives them to have various people murdered and even after obtaining the throne, they struggles to cope with their individual guilt. However, before Macbeth’s rise as king, he does not possess such vile motives yet gradually he and his wife’s greed for the title of kings and queens led them to …show more content…
Initially, macduff appeared to not have anything against Macbeth as the king. Nonetheless, he views Macbeth as “an untitled tyrant bloody-sceptered” (4.3.122) who is making a negative contribution to Scotland and possibly the suspect responsible for King Duncan’s death. This depicts the Thane of FIfe as a patriotic, pivotal character and as someone who truly cares for the wellbeing of Scotland--more than his family. In fact, In Macbeth and everyone’s eyes at home , it appears as though Macduff was a coward and fleet Scotland out of fear. In spite of that, he actually came to england in hopes he and Malcolm came become an alliance to take down “the truest issue of thy throne [where] his own interdiction stands [accursed], and does blaspheme his breed” (4.3.124-26). This shows he is sharp-witted in the sense that he travelled straight to the one person he knew did not favor macbeth either--Malcolm. Overall, the population of scotland view him based on how he appears a scoward despite his ulterior motive.Eventually, macbeth ordered murderers to kill macduff’s family because of Maduff ‘s allegiance with Malcolm, and Ross revealed to the grieving Thane of Fife the calamitous news--the root of his motive to kill Macbeth. Finally, Macduff meets eye to eye with benighted Macbeth and
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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.
In Act 4 of the Tragedy of Macbeth, the character, Malcolm, reveals qualities about human nature throughout his phrases and hesitancy towards siding with Macduff. Scene 3 is when Malcolm and Macduff appear to be talking about plans on how to win back Scotland from Macbeth. Malcolm shows that he is hesitant in joining Macduff because he is afraid Macduff will deceive him. In this quotation Malcolm states,” I am young, but something you may deserve of him through me, and wisdom to offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb t’appease an angry god. ”(Lines 14-17) along these lines, Malcolm is suspicious that Macduff wants to get a reward from Macbeth by using Malcolm in the process.
He discloses to Malcolm that he can cry and sob like a young lady yet rather he wields his sword in the face of Macbeth and run his sword through him (Act IV Lines "246-248"). When you hear that your family is butchered you would separate and cry. It's alright to cry since it's what every single person do, everybody has feelings yet what you do with those feelings. Macduff comprehended what he needed to do which since crying and sobbing is weak which is the reason his meaning of being a man is more grounded than Macbeth's. Rather Macduff would rather face and murder Macbeth is in the face this is not quite the same as Macbeth's murder that was considered as masculine.
Primarily, Macduff’s inner conflict revolved around his trip to England. In doing so, he would be leaving his family defenseless, but in turn, he would be able to fight against Macbeth. This inner conflict results in Macduff leaving his family as it was more important to save Scotland which results in a better life for his family. “I pray you, school yourself; but, for your husband, He is noble, wise, judicious, and best knows The fits o’ the season.” Macbeth (4.2.18-20)
Malcolm joined forces with the discontented Scottish nobles and with England's armies to cast revenge on Macbeth and claim the throne. Macduff hastened to England to confer with her leaders and gather an army against Macbeth; his final motive for slaying Macbeth was revenge for his wife's and children's
It is all a matter of choice for him, and he is making all of these malevolent decisions that are going to have repercussion. He then gets met by one of his men who informs him that Macduff is in England plotting to overthrow him, and in a fit of rage Macbeth decides to have all of Macduff’s family and servants murdered in place of Macduff (MAc. IV.i 150-156). This is a choice that he makes because he feels as if he needs to have revenge on someone who is not loyal to him, but the wife and children have Macduff have done nothing wrong. Thinking that he cannot truly be harmed by anyone should make it more clear to him how harmless these people are, and influence him to have mercy.
Macbeth is trying to work with Lady Macbeth and work through a plan to kill Duncan, Banquo, his son, and anyone else that stands in the way or the royalty in Scotland. In this scene Macbeth is treating Duncan unfair and not being a noble man to his king, Macduff is however a noble man who is abiding by the rules to serve the king of the country. Once Macduff hears about such nonsense, he tries to avenge Duncans murderer when he discovers that Macbeth is responsible for the regioide. After this scene both the Macbeths kill Duncan and are trying to claim the
Macduff clearly emerges as a most significant foil to Macbeth since Macduff’s personality embodies loyalty to Scotland and its true king. Of course, Macduff also plays the central role of the nemesis who undermines all of Macbeth’s illusions. When Malcolm asserts that “black Macbeth / Will see as pure as snow” (IV.3.52-53), he tests Macduff’s fidelity. Macduff’s response regarding Macbeth as “a devil more damned / In evils” (IV.3.57-58) speaks to his role as a foil who highlights by contrasting Macbeth’s evil. When Malcolm questions Macduff about Malcolm’s suitability to govern, Macduff states, “Fit to govern/
He hallucinates Banquo in the chair he was going to sit on. Macbeth starts to act crazy and Lady Macbeth tries to tell the other men in the room how he is acting is normal. After the dinner Macbeth hears that Macduff went to England to reunite with Malcolm, Duncan 's son, to try for him to own the throne. Macbeth decides to take action and send some men to murder Macduff 's family. When Macduff comes back he finds out of his family 's death and joins Malcolm and his army to defeat Macbeth.
William Shakespeare, playwright of Macbeth, shows the importance that power and corruption can hold on a person’s humanity. In order to prove the true effect of personal gains, he uses the main character, Macbeth, to show how evil people are willing to become. Personal power has the ability to be essential to greatness, but at the same time is able to destroy a person’s true nature. Believe it or not, Macbeth once was a man of honor. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth was loyal to King Duncan, a strong military leader, and a respected husband.
When Macduff arrives in England to ask Malcolm for assistance on war with Macbeth, Malcolm explains, “What [he] believe, [he’ll] wail; What know, believe, and what [he] can redress, As [he] shall find the time to friend [he] will” (Shakespeare 4.3.10-12). Malcolm expressed his passion for his country and his ability to stay true to what he believes in. This conducts the first sign of courage established by Malcolm in the entire play; testing Macduff’s loyalty to gain knowledge on his true intentions. Malcolm does not follow in his father’s footsteps to prevent the same fate upon him, revealing a new virtuous side of the character. This quote proves he will do anything to right what is wrong in the kingdom, which indicates not only character development but bravery as well, especially when he joins his army to fight against Macbeth in war.
He does not want to kill Macduff because he has already killed his whole family. This causes Macduff to have more reason in wanting to kill Macbeth. It would have been avoided for Macbeth to run into Macduff if he have not approached him first, since he no longer needs interaction with blood of thine already. Erin Connelly furthers the discussion on the conflict between Macbeth and Macduff by stating, “manliness is a conditional characteristic, consistently defined in opposition to other attributes” (Connelly 111). Macbeth being boastful about murdering all of Macduff’s family is camouflaging his true fears towards his pathway to the throne.
Macbeth was influenced by the witches and the constant berating and bullying by his wife. He allowed himself to be corrupted and coerced and finally disrupted the Great Chain of Being himself by killing the God-chosen king and replacing him with himself. Shakespeare uses this plot to demonstrate how the great chain of being was disrupted by false ambition dominating over human nature. Macduff was born of caesarian meaning the whole play of Macbeth is ironic as it takes someone who is unnaturally born to destroy Macbeth. Ultimately, Macduff restores the Great Chain of Being by killing Macbeth and presenting the “usurpers cursed head” to Malcolm, who takes his rightful place as King as the true heir to the throne.
However, since Macbeth is king of all the land opposing him would be treason. Yet Malcolm continues with his plan and forms an army that goes to attack Macbeth. Macduff ends up killing Macbeth himself. Moreover, Malcolm takes the throne for himself. Power and authority shifts once again.
In the play The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macduff proves to be the true hero. Macduff proves to be the true hero of the play for being loyal to his country and killing Macbeth. Macbeth and Macduff differ because Macbeth is conceded and a killer, while Macduff is not. Macduff, the Thane of Fife, proves to be a loyal man when it comes to his country and his people. For example, Macduff deserts his family in order to go to England to meet with Malcolm and the king of England, so all three of them can go back to Scotland to defeat Macbeth for once and all.