In the play Macbeth, the character Macbeth has many different roles. He is an ambitious man with inner conflicts. Throughout the play he had many different character transitions and motives. Most of his motives are his wife commanding him to do what she says, so his motives are not self-motivating, they are from other characters. Sometimes Macbeth does not know what to do with himself so he asks the people around him for assurance.
Control is a recurring theme in the play "Macbeth" as it warns the audience of the reprecussions of trying to control your fate. The first key event where control features in a significant way is the witches prophecies. They tell Macbeth that he will become Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland which establishes the importance of fate. Shakespeare conveys the witches as agents of evil that are deceptive and dangerous, "oftentimes to win us to our harm/the instruments of darkness tell us truths," showing that they use truth itself to influence a horrible outcome (Macbeth 's tragic demise.) Their message is compelling and attractive and we can clearly see their effect on Macbeth as it greatly contrasts to that of Banquo.
Bound by Fate, Pained by Free Will For centuries, many people have debated and grappled with the idea of fate versus free will. Is a person’s life controlled by fate or is a person entirely responsible for their actions and subsequent consequences? American Professor Randy Pausch describes the relationship between fate and free will well when he writes, “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game”. In the tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, it appears as though Macbeth’s fate is predetermined from the beginning, however, it is his actions that determine how he reaches his destiny.
In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth’s reputation takes a drastic change for the worst. At the beginning, Macbeth is perceived as a loyal subject to the crown. A soldier describes him by saying, “For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name/disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel/ Which smoked with bloody execution” (1.2.18-20) He is thought be so wonderful that the king, appoints him a new title, Thane of Cawdor.
Lady Macbeth very carefully selects specific manipulative words to persuade Macbeth into deceiving his peers and murdering Duncan. She displays a succinct plan on how the nights actions shall be carried out. Her first step is to convince Macbeth that the way he presents himself is how people will view him. Lady Macbeth achieves this by stating “Your face, my thane, is as a book as where men/ May read strange matters” (1.6). Lady Macbeth is saying that what Macbeth is expressing through the way he looks and acts is taken to be weird and abnormal.
The namesake of the play, “Macbeth” is a man who faced a decision between his own personal passion and his moral obligations and duties. The two choices pulled at him and seemed to torment him even after he made a decision. Through the conflict that Macbeth felt because of his decisions, the reader can better empathize with him, and can obtain a more profound lesson from the story concerning decisions between personal passions and moral obligations. Macbeth is not what one would call “perfect.”
Having someone under your trance, sound like an idea? This type of thing doesn’t occur all the time, that’s unless you have magical powers. However, by having someone under your trance can lead to many difficulties. Macbeth, a play written by William Shakespeare, observes this possibility and acts as an amazing example of the many outcomes of Macbeth’s downfall. The character most responsible for Macbeth’s downfall is Lady Macbeth because Lady Macbeth intrigues and taunts Macbeth into killing King Duncan and the start of additional murders of others, and Lady Macbeth shows what Macbeth really wants, which is to be forever royalty.
My visual representation of the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare focuses on the specific interpretation of the play in relation to the Great Chain of Being. In my illustration, I draw Macbeth and Lady Macbeth climbing the Great Chain of Being to represent how they metaphorically elevate themselves from their proper place in society to become King and Queen. Although the characters in the play are unaware of the chain, their actions and the consequences that surface from their rule exemplify the very tenets of the philosophy. In my visual representation I target Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s key characteristics as seen at the beginning of the play.
Villain, a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot. Just like the definition of villain states, they show traits just like macbeth. In Shakespeare 's “ The Tragedy of Macbeth”, the character Macbeth is displayed as the villain throughout the play. Macbeth shows the readers that his amiton gets in the way and makes him do things that are considered “evil” until the end of the play. Macbeth is thinking to himself that it is not fair that Duncan 's kids will become king so he kills Duncan and has his sons flee.
Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, has a presence everywhere in today’s world, especially in modern literature. It has earned the title of one of the most famous romantic tragedies of all time, and rightfully so. Revolving around the two protagonists (Romeo and Juliet), taking place in the city of Verona, Italy, the plot describes a tragic tale of two love-stricken souls, who were unfortunately never meant to be. Coming from two families whose rivalries haven’t yet ceased (the Montagues and the Capulets), they meet by chance and immediately discovered an incredibly strong attraction to each other.
Ambition is a strong desire to complete a task and usually requires hard work to do so. The strong desire one needs to achieve a task could occasionally waiver and be affected by limitations that could cause one to question whether or not they would like to reach their goal. Throughout the play, Macbeth, Shakespeare demonstrates the use of internal and external limitations through examples in the play. Loyalty is an example of internal limitation that is displayed throughout the play. Macbeth demonstrates loyalty by being loyal to the king until he hears about the witch’s prophesises and his ambition gets in the way of him being faithful to Duncan.
When it came to Duncan’s murder, a lot of factors came into play. It began first with the Weird Sisters telling Macbeth of his future king status. The plot continued when Macbeth told his wife of this news. Duncan’s death was sealed when Lady Macbeth persuaded his husband into killing Duncan. The two main causes of Duncan’s death was Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Macbeth and The Crucible: The Significant Effect of Witchcraft Witchcraft, which is an outdated practice from pre-Christianity and an indigenous tradition of the British Isles. It is a personal spiritual path practiced by different set of individuals in the quest to see the world for its true sacredness, within one's soul or in the presence of another's. An equally significant aspect of these two plays is their similarity and their captivating literature. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, written in 1606, and Arthur Miller's The Crucible, written in 1952, the subject of witchcraft is highly emphasized, and it serves a pivotal theme in the main plot lines of both plays. In the following,
Setting of Isolation in Macbeth and The Great Gatsby The setting of isolation is present within the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The two authors create the setting of isolation which impact certain characters in the written pieces. The setting of East Egg, in The Great Gatsby, and the setting of Inverness, in Macbeth, represent power and corruption.