This shows Macbeth 's hopelessness that his life will not have meaning just like the plays in history that have been forgotten. Lastly, shakespeare uses negative diction such as “idiot”(V, 5, 27), “fury”(V, 5, 27) and “nothing.”(V, 5, 28) This allows the audience to feel the negative connotation Macbeth has towards life and people. Macbeth feels like his life is now meaningless now that he has killed everybody that at one point he considered an acquaintance like Banquo and his death
The feeling of getting revenge starts the signs of active nihilism in Hamlet. Hamlet goes through passive nihilistic views in most of the play and shows this through his lack of motivation to live. Hamlet says, “How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world,” (I,2). Hamlet talks on how that everything in this world is useless. This suggests that he really does not have a reason to live.
He realizes he has “fallen from grace”, the world would be against him since he had destroyed the Elizabethan order. He does not see any meaning in life and therefore detaching himself from his emotions to turn himself into a vicious murderer. Macbeth’s despair over the loss of meaning in his life is reinforced in his Act 5 Scene 5 soliloquy, where he says life “is a tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury/ Signifying nothing” (Act 5 Scene 5 lines 25-27). Macbeth comes to a point of realization that all his efforts to gain the throne are like the “sound and fury” of the tale, just acts crafted for the sake of the show without any actual outcome in the end. In exchange for kingship, he loses his “milk of human kindness” and his wife.
When the horrific news is revealed to Macbeth he states, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” (V. v). Macbeth has lost all hope, and doesn’t care about life anymore. He is comparing it to a story that nobody cares about, a shadow that walks, and a bad actor that nobody cares about. Dying isn’t something that he cares about anymore, and he’s ready to lose in battle. He’s lost all ambition in life, and his mind has completely changed from what it once was.
Macbeth is an evil and selfish person. Macbeth’s wife pressures him into killing Duncan because he looked too much like her father for her to do it herself. Lady Macbeth mocks Macbeth’s manliness when he says to her that he does not want to kill Duncan. When he does, he hears the chamberlains awake and say their prayers before going back to sleep. “One cried God bless us!
Firstly, Friar Lawrence is not a voice of reason in the play as he is a hypocritical person. For instance, the phrase “Two such opposèd kings encamp them still,//In man as well as herbs—grace and rude will.//And where the worser is predominant,//Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.” implies that Friar Lawrence believes that when unruly human desire is more prevailing in a person than divine virtue, the person would be destroyed by their own actions. The phrase “rude will” could refer to a person’s selfish individual desires while “grace” could refer to god’s will or fate. This implies that when a person disregards fate and instead goes after his own selfish desires, he will destroy himself. However, the phrase “But come, young waverer, come, go with me,//In one respect I’ll thy assistant be,//For this alliance may//so happy prove//To turn your households ' rancor to pure love.” suggests that Friar Lawrence completely ignores his own advice when agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet.
Due to the fact that there is not a single relationship in Othello that demonstrates true friendship, the tragedy unfolds and results in all characters ' demise. This can be seen when Othello vilifies Desdemona for being a disastrous wife and says, "I will withdraw, To furnish me with some swift means of death, For the fair devil [Desdemona]. Now art thou my lieutenant" (3.3 543-545). As a result, this shows how arguably the most sacred friendship is not even true in between Othello and Desdemona. Othello is notably naive in this instance due to the fact that he puts his wife on death row based on the suspicion Iago planted.
It was believed that honor and virtue had no value and the only thing left in the world was corruptness of man. In The Wanderer, it stressed the point of real men bottling up grief and not letting it disturb them; however, that is why the worldview was melancholy and somber (The Wanderer, 12-20). If a man keeps everything to himself, bottles everything up, and hides his emotions, he will become indignant and bitter. He will turn into his own worse enemy. He will push everyone out of his life and will end up alone.
Conversely, Hamlet loses his standing, and his reputation, due to his lack of masculinity. When Hamlet is making wild accusations and using extensive hyperbole, arguing at Ophelia’s funeral, The King brushes him off, saying “Oh, he is mad, Laertes” (5.1.252). The King’s offhand tone describes perfectly how Hamlet’s public standing has changed: his extensive bouts of madness and sorrow have stripped him of his masculinity, and with it his importance. Hamlet’s lack of masculinity detracts greatly from the sway he would have held in the
While, she is not yet satisfied with her life and attempts to escape the feud, and ultimately the feud. Though, this is utterly impossible. Shakespeare continues with, “O God, I have an ill-divining soul!/Methinks I see thee, now thou art below,/As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.” (3.5.54-56). Juliet foreshadows herself and Romeo having an “ill-divining soul”, suggesting the death of the pair. She can’t seem to find an explanation for these thoughts,“Either my eyesight fails or thou look 'st pale.” (3.5.57).