Cruelty is a recurrent theme in literature that often acts as a critical factor in a novel’s development. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, the occurrence of cruelty is seen to be gradually increasing as the story goes on from accusations of witchcraft that lead into chaos and death. Through Miller’s depiction of the merciless accusations and murders of innocent people, cruelty reveals a high extent of people’s animosity and vengeance that is greatly influenced by the attitude of the surrounding atmosphere. The accusations first began when the girls who were caught “dancing” in the forest were under pressure to confess what they were truly doing.
The tragedy Macbeth, written by the exalted Elizabethan Era playwright, William Shakespeare, explores a theme of internal conflict explained by the eighteenth-century British novelist, Laurence Sterne when he said, “No body, but he who has felt it, can conceive what a plaguing thing it is to have a man’s mind torn asunder by two projects of equal strength, both obstinately pulling in a contrary direction at the same time” (AP, 1999). Macbeth has many major decisions to make throughout the course of the work that make major changes on people’s lives, especially his own. Of those decisions with two powerfully conflicting directions, the most significant one is deciding whether to follow his wife’s suggestion, to kill the king and take the throne, or follow what he discussed with another loyal follower of King Duncan, and allow events to take their own path. His conflict, causes Macbeth to question his ambitions, obligations, desires, and influences, which reveals the deeper meaning behind Macbeth: Is loyalty to others more important than loyalty to one’s self?
The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare explore an abundance of encounter to the rigidity of gender representation. Throughout many of his plays, Shakespeare depict gender role as not being a stereotype and the gender did not define who or how they act. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both display traits that are not the way how a male and female should act. Shakespeare proves that not all men can kill easily and how female aren’t fragile and innocent like they look. When the three witches first appearance they wasn’t acting like women suppose to act or look even like a woman should be.
Macbeth is a Shakespearean tragedy that tells about a man’s rise and downfall to and from power, respectively. It is filled with ideas of supernatural beings, magic, and fate. These ideas play a major role in Macbeth’s behavior and actions. Macbeth is repeatedly influenced by the witches and his wife in this tragedy. He tries to stop his actions, but they have complete psychological control over him.
Macbeth, a tragedy written by William Shakespeare in 1606, is a classic play that people have been reading since the last 500 years and have still been enjoying it. Macbeth is a tragedy about treason and ambition. The play of Macbeth talks about one knight (Macbeth) that work for the king Duncan, one day three witches went to meet with him and made three predictions. When the first one becomes true Macbeth try that the others become true too. Finally he destroyed himself and all around him trying to keep the power.
The Cycle of Bullying in Macbeth A bully is someone who makes themselves feel better by putting others down. Macbeth fits into the cycle of a bully by exercising physical force, repeated behavior, and having a chosen target. King Duncan was Macbeth's chosen target because the only way for him to become king was to kill Duncan. Macbeth had a repeated behavior using physical force to get what he wanted.
When first introduced to Macbeth, the witches give off an unearthly aura and are portrayed as such. Banquo describes the witches as “[…] That look not like the inhabitants ó the earth […] Upon her skinny lips lips: you should be women, and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so” (1.3.40 – 49). This immediately sets a dark and ominous tone before the witches reveal the prophecy which sets the play in motion: “All hail, Macbeth!
The play, Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a story of an honorable and loyal soldier, Macbeth, who plummets from grace and ultimately becomes a murderous tyrant. It is human nature that the more power someone desires, the more they will do to obtain it. Throughout the play we see Macbeth’s burning ambitions disclose his extensive desire for this power. In an age where the power of kings directly comes from God, Macbeth’s desire to become king threatens the values and morals of his society. Although Macbeth is manipulated and motivated by his questionably more ambitious wife, Macbeth never completely loses the capacity to make his own choices.
The teacher then make use of task cards (worksheet 1) to ensure the students gain critical understanding of the key components of the poem. This exercise will enable the student to take ownership of the poem and dig deeper in the poem analysis. Since the class is of mixed ability, as a scaffolding technique, some clues or answers may be provided for some tasks where others are open ended (Tutorials, Stories & Cox, 2017). The answers of each students are then compared, contrasted and further discussed. Worksheet 2 Frost in his poem ‘Mending Wall’ gives a vivid and visual aspect of the poem.
Beliefs in supernatural elements and ambitions for power can lead to psychological downfall in people’s life. During the Renaissance, from early 14th century to the late 16th century, the beliefs in supernatural elements were influenced by storyteller Bards from Middle Ages. Renaissance is the time period where everything was advancing, new ideas were being developed, and writers like Shakespeare were producing their own masterpieces. William Shakespeare was an English playwright, actor, and poet. When Queen Elizabeth I died, her cousin King James VI of Scotland took over the throne of England and become King James I of England.
Macbeth is a famous play which was written by William Shakespeare in 1606. The play explores various themes throughout its course, as it demonstrates how far a man’s aspirations can cause him to go. Undoubtedly, it is one of the bloodiest plays that Shakespeare has written, with the main character Macbeth senselessly shedding blood after blood. Clearly, it was his strong desire for power that led him to kill countless people so that he could maintain his position on the throne. His doom was made inevitable due to the self-assured personality he had developed.
Women, Power and the Devil; although many may incline to believe this to be the feminist holy trinity, it is, in fact, men's worst fear. Going back from second-century Christian theologian Tertullian who claimed women to be the gate of Hell (2) to a notorious American businessman who recently accused this presidential candidate of being the Devil himself (Volk and Sullivan,"Trump calls Hillary Clinton ‘the devil’"), men have always been prone to demonize women in order to prove their unfitness to govern. Shakespeare is no stranger to this thought pattern which he explores in his 1606 play, Macbeth. Indeed, Shakespeare's vile portrayal of Lady Macbeth and the Witches in the play stems from the medieval demonization of women. Through his choice