She downplays the murder by comparing the dead king to images Macbeth may have seen as a child. “Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures; ‘tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil” (2.2.56-59). In Macbeth’s moments of doubt early on in the play, Lady Macbeth’s composure plays a huge role in him keeping his
William Shakespeare’s works are known for “life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic, and mystery.” (www.bbc.co.uk) Most of these topics are covered in one of Shakespeare’s most famous works, Macbeth. Macbeth tells of a Scottish general, named Macbeth, who receives prophecies from 3 witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. After hearing the prophecies, he tells his wife, Lady Macbeth, and together they take action. His wife persuades him to murder King Duncan and take the throne. He does so and this leads to him having regret and not a happy ending for himself.
This shows how war tears and breaks families apart. Splitting families apart is the final reason why war is futile. Although it is not clear which side the authors are on they ultimately argue that war is futile. In the novel My Brother Sam is Dead it shows many points that prove that war futile. One point is that it confuses people with reality and principle.
From reading this drama, some people can infer that Lady Macbeth supports her husband’s injurious scheme to kill King Duncan and the witches made Macbeth feel arrogant about himself. “Pressure is the use of persuasion, influence, or intimidation to make someone do something.” In William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, Macbeth experience pressure
After the victory of Banquo and Macbeth against the king 's traitor Macdonwald the witches presence contract the vibe of manipulation seeking Macbeth as its next victim. As they encounter with Macbeth and Banquo, they start-off questioning the trio of leery ladies. "look not like the inhabitants of the earth, / And yet are on it"; they seem to understand him, and yet he cannot be sure; they "should be women," and yet they are bearded. One by one the witches told Macbeth his upcoming abundance of power leaving him immensely petrified. As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration.
In Medea, a surge of insanity purges her after she is betrayed by her husband Jason causing many cruel and harsh actions to follow from her. The ending result a murder scene. Is she really at blame for her actions and should she be punished? Believing that she is truly insane this would entail that she is completely innocent and therefore not to be punished. Thesis: Medea’s insanity which led her to killing her children suggests she let her emotions take control of her proving she is not at fault for her actions.
In the drama Macbeth, William Shakespeare's with the introduction of mask motifs underscores how people can hide their own nature and emotions by wearing a fake mask of themselves. A motif is an object or idea that repeats itself throughout a story. The motif of mask appears frequently in the play such as covering crimes with their appeareance or hiding their guilt. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth clearly represent the use of masks. Lady Macbeth's anxiety of power is shown in Act 1 when she is reading a letter from her husband talking about the prophecy of the three witches, about him becoming king.
In the beginning of the story, he is a brave, courageous person who people respect, but the witches’ first predictions influence him in a negative way that lead him to kill King Duncan. Macbeth feels guilty before he even commits the crime because of his wife. “I have given suck, and know / How tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me; / I would, while it was smiling in my face, / Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums / and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you / Have done to this.” (1.7.55-60). Lady Macbeth makes Macbeth feel guilty by saying that she would willingly kill a baby for him if the action would help in any way. This causes Macbeth to follow through with his wife’s plan to murder
The symbols of light acts as their conscience, as they begin to become consumed with the guilt of their actions and spiral out of control. Macbeth’s remorse becomes too strong as he can’t even sleep anymore, because the darkness reminds him of the evilness within him in the darkness. Macbeth recalls, “Methought I thought a voice cry- “sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep”- the innocent sleep” (2.2.47-8) Macbeth becomes paranoid, obsessive, and careless in his actions following his first murder. Lady Macbeth uses the light to hide herself from the darkness and evilness that surrounds her as she “she has light by her continually; ‘tis her command” (5.1.20) The same darkness that she used to commit her murders, to hide her conscience that could’ve prevented her from committing the crimes, is now the one she fears, that she needs protecting from.
The prophecies also affect other characters into persuading him into committing acts that he normally would not do if it weren’t for the false hope that the witches had given him. In Act one the King hears of Macbeth 's noble deed in battle and awards him by making him the Thane of Cawdor. In the very next scene Macbeth and Banquo are visited by the witches who great Macbeth with “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to the Thane of Cawdor!” (I.iii.49). Macbeth is in doubt of the prophecy, but once he is formally given his title by Ross, he believes that the witches’ prophecy has come true.