In Shakespeare's play, Macbeth experiences ambition for power. After sacrificing his conscience along with the lives of innocent people Macbeth finally comes to realize the futility of his venture as he declares,“Out, out, brief candle! / Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player / That struts and frets his hour upon the stage / And then is heard no more”(V.iv.57). Macbeth paid a high price for his position and as he reflects on the cost he finally comes to realize that his time on earth was "but a walking shadow." He had given everything, including his life, to obtain his power only to realize that it doesn't last.
Macbeth has a nihilistic ideology, which is his downfall, and Shakespeare states that people should not live their lives with the ideology of Macbeth. After Lady Macbeth kills herself, Macbeth’s nihilistic mindset is revealed when he goes into a monologue stating that life is pointless and “signif[ies] nothing” (V, v, 30). Macbeth is so torn by the death of his wife that he sees life as pointless and fruitless. He believes that our actions and accomplishments are insignificant, and if death is inevitable, life must have no meaning. This is the basic concept of nihilism, in which life is considered to be meaningless.
Macbeth fails at killing who he wants to. Gale writes, “The doctor says that there is nothing he can do for her, noting that she needs spiritual and not physical healing.” (Gale 1). Gale is referring to Lady Macbeth’s mental and physical state. The killings that were executed by her husband took a strong toll on her. Ultimately killing her, as well as the other innocent lives.
Furthermore, Juliet wakes up in the tomb realizing the love of her life, Romeo, has passed away, so she decides she must not live without him and she stabs herself. Juliet’s death from Friar Lawrence’s plan and letter not working results in changing the play’s outcome because she acts as one of the main characters of the play and without her, her family does not live the same way. The play’s outcome finishes differently due to Friar Lawrence’s letter brutally removing the lives of Paris, Romeo, and Juliet from the
When Juliet sees that Romeo is dead she proceeds to stab herself with a dagger. Romeo’s marriage to Juliet is ultimately caused by his disregard for social boundaries. Thus, the marriage of Romeo and Juliet leads to his banishment and results in his and his lover’s suicide. Therefore, it is not anyone in the story other than Romeo himself, who is the main cause of him and his lover’s
Thus he lashes out at everyone, alienates his wife, loses her to her madness and despair and ultimately finds himself utterly alone having lost everything yet he is unable or unwilling to surrender or admit defeat and so instead he fights to the bitter end.” (Evelyn O’Connor, Macbeth’s Soliloquies). The tragic hero’s hardship is not always wholly deserved. The punishment does often exceed the crime. Some argue that Macbeth does not entirely deserve to die as a result of his actions. Macbeth is a play of tragedy.
He had just killed king Duncan and he says that he will never be able to wash all of the blood out of his hands. He feels so guilty that he thinks that what he did will never get better. He is seeing the consequence of listening to the witches. This is an example of guilt because at that point he would do anything to take it back. Another example of guilt is the hallucinations that Macbeth has after he kills someone.
Poor communication can cause a variety of different, devastating problems. This is conveyed in the play of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. A major communication problem that occurs is Friar Lawrence's letter to Romeo never got delivered because the wedding was moved up a day. When Romeo does not get the letter he is told by a friend that Juliet is dead. All because of this poor communication Romeo thinks Juliet is dead and kills himself.
Yet, in the end, it is all for nought. Macbeth is seen for who he truly is and the country turns against him. Macbeth ends up losing the position he gained through murder by being killed himself. Shakespeare’s lesson that “blood will have blood” is the reason Macbeth loses all he has gained by blood. Not only does the blood signify the immovable guilt Macbeth feels, but it also is a picture of the fragility of Macbeth’s power.
At the end Macbeth accepts that fact that he is going to die, because MacDuff wasn’t born by a woman and because Birnam Forest was moving towards the castle. According to an article entitled Tempestuous Turbulence in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth it states “ Storms and tragedies might look natural a phenomenon. Shakespearean hero is impacted by the overwhelming conditions as the storms run the creation dry of life. Regrettably, the hero turns out to be just a natural piece, and struck by reality of pain and consumed by his nerves, loses courage and fails everyone. He supremely lacks the undaunted spirit that permeates a spiritually cultivated being, pursuing the art of living.” This indicates that Shakespeare had some similarities with different plays, but it also shows how Macbeth lets his ambition takes the best of him making him kill Duncan, Macduff’s family, and Banquo and eventually leading him to his own