Good characters in Macbeth are less in number, and also seem to be characteristically less deeply constructed than the evil or corrupted ones. Everybody has a seed of corruption planted deeply in them, ready to spurt into blossom. Those who let their evil side win, the becoming the true villains acts on these dark drives and commits something morally wrong, like our man character, firstly portrayed as a dashing military genius, Macbeth. When he first receives the prophecies, he is not bothered by the fact that it was spoken by three mysterious, ugly and seemingly evil witches, he actually considered the words of the prophecy.. "Two truths are told,... but what is not" (line 137-152, Pg 27-29). Even tough we see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted, showing that he is very much humane, and his only fault being way too ambitious.
Possibly the worst sin that Shakespeare warns about, envy is the sin that has no good whatsoever. While others such as lust may have immediate good effects then terrible effects later, no good comes from envy. It makes one so unsatisfied with oneself and fills one with hate for the one who one is jealous of, that it could permanently hurt you. This is something that is evident in Macbeth in the play. “The prince of Cumberland!
Consequently, when rulers are very kind and express a lot of trust, people take advantage of them, but when leaders are very tough and harsh, people want to get rid of them and create wars. By extension, Macbeth was a leader who led himself to his own misery because he was not morally strong and had harsh and cruel qualities. Leaders need to have strong morals, unlike Macbeth that shows himself as very weak of morals in the scene where the witches tell him that only a man that has not been born from a
All Hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter.” (I, iii). This is one of the main causes for the Macbeths demise because it gets the ball rolling. The repetition of “All Hail Macbeth” gives an omnitious vibe to the lines, and mirrored what Macbeth would hear if he was king. That is a very important literary feature because it gives Macbeth an illusion of power, thus making him obsessed with making it a reality.This scene is what begins the rise and fall of the Macbeth empire. In act two, it appears as if the witches aren 't present; however, the contrary is true.
Motivation is always apparent when the reward for accomplishment is very appealing. For Macbeth, his drive to obtain more power through evil was his ultimate downfall. Macbeth’s thought “whose murder yet is but fantastical” (I, iii, 144) shows that Macbeth seems to have just awoken a murderous ambition that has been within him all along. Shakespeare uses this quotation to emphasize violence within our human natural behaviours. The suppression of violence, which is what most of us in society can control, is a
Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is a tragic story about man’s faults. While fictional, Macbeth shows many true aspects of man, such as pride and corruption. Pride is shown in almost every act of Macbeth. It shows that even men whom are considered the best, most loyal men, can fall folly to the pride of life. Shakespeare uses Macbeth to show how pride is destructive, sin corrupts the mind, and that not all counsel should be taken.
Therefore, human pride and selfishness derives from fear. Perhaps this is why a desire for power is not a sign of strength and bravery, but a sign of weakness. The character of Macbeth certainly displays this weakness over and over in his story. He overthrows the people with power over him and claims that power for himself, giving the story of Macbeth more meaning.
In the following catharsis, Macbeth releases those emotion, “And be these juggling fiends no more believed,/that palter with us in a double sense,/that keep the word of promise to our ear,/and break it to our hope” (5,8,23-26). The last part of this characters downfall, is when he is killed by Macduff. Shakespeare wrote this part beautifully because it evokes a feeling of sadness and sympathy for Macbeth. This scene indicates that Macbeth is a tragic hero because, Macbeth thought that he would be safe, according to the witches, but when he uncovers Macduff is the only human able to end him, he immediately gives up all hope and confidence, and dies. To wrap this up, Macbeth’s downfall, proves to show how he is a tragic hero because from when he kills Macduff’s family, to
Through the tragic play Macbeth, William Shakespeare depicts that unchecked ambition unsupported with effort will lead to nothing but detrimental outcomes. More specifically, Macbeth's “vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself” ended up being a larger hinderance than advantage, single handedly leading to the demise of himself and the demise of others around him. Macbeth's ambition was the cause of death of many people that surrounded him. The first to die to because of Macbeth's ambition was the king. Macbeth allowed his ambition to get the better of himself and even realizes the fact that he has “no spur to prick the sides of [his] intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself and falls on the other.” This was the first time
In Shakespeare's play Macbeth, the main protagonist Macbeth seeks a kingly title, but does so in such a way that suggests his fatal and seemingly cruel ambition derives from inherent evilness shown through his callousness despite his reputation. Comparatively, the modern day example of ambition gone wrong resides in the infamous Aaron Hernandez. Corruption is shown through Hernandez’s failure to adhere to law despite his tumultously strict upbringing, with his apparent evilness exemplified through his apathy, turn to addiction, and attraction to the likes of murder. The instinctual evilness shown in both Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Macbeth and Hernandez in Paul Solotaroff “Gangster in the Huddle” shows that despite glory, the downfall of man comes from the