In the beginning of the play we see that Macbeth has done a good deed for Scotland and receives applause from King Duncan. “But all’s too weak; For brave Macbeth…” (Macbeth, I, ii, 15-16). In addition to this, Macbeth was greatly struggling with moral conflicts when he was deciding to kill King Duncan. He had not gained any significant power, but it was clear he had basic morality. After killing King Duncan, he obtained the position of king and did not look back.
While both the main antagonist and protagonist of the play conveys courage, there are two minor characters who act courageously for the sake of their own motives. To begin with, Lady Macbeth is one of the most ruthless and ambitious characters in the play, being introduced as cold-hearted and cruel. She constantly reprimands Macbeth for being too remorseful or “cowardly”. Her desire to be queen is strong, which is why she asks the spirits to, “...unsex [her] here And fill [her], from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty” (Shakespeare 1.5.44-46). Due to this quote, the readers are able to infer that she has to rely on the spirits or alcohol to prevent her compassionate side from overcoming her instincts.
Even though Macbeth is a generally decent character, he still has the capability to influence people and tell them what to do using fair is foul. Once Lady Macbeth convinces him to kill Duncan, he says that her "false face must hide what the false heart doth know," (1.7.95-96). He is telling her to put on a front and pretend that all is well, when in reality they both know that they are liars and
The first characteristic he is ethically and morally noble. Hector is strong and brave to fight for his people. Andromache cried,"you who are father and mother and brother unto me as well as husband, stay here with us. Do not make me a widow and your child an orphan(Hamilton 194)." Hector chooses to go to war, even though his wife and son beg him to stay.
Ambition can drive almost anyone to do things that their consciences normally would not let them do. For this tragic hero, ambition is his folly. Macbeth’s ambition causes him to be susceptible to outsides influences, overrides his conscience and ultimately brings his destruction. Macbeth’s actions have a profound effect on his character for the rest of the play. At first, he is described as a valiant hero of the land, bravely fighting for King Duncan, but his overreaching ambition causes him to do vile acts, completely overriding his conscience.
Confidence and Othello’s Destruction Society often perceives confidence as a positive trait. However, in Othello, Shakespeare examines the theme of confidence in Desdemona and Othello’s characters and how their varying levels of confidence cause their downfalls. Through the results of the tragedy, Othello demonstrates that having an excess of confidence, whether based on truths or lies, can be dangerous. Desdemona is confident that she can persuade Othello on Cassio’s behalf, and her persistence is one aspect that leads to her death. After Cassio gets into a fight and Othello strips him of his title, Iago suggests that he goes to Desdemona to win back Othello’s favor.
He develops a sense of paranoia and which causes him to suffer insomnia. This lack of sleep also causes turmoil for his country. Macbeth’s army and Malcom ’s army go under a war to restore Scotland. Malcom explains to Macduff how it is their goal to fight against Macbeth and gain Scotland back. “’Tis his main hope: For, where there is advantage to be given, Both more and less have given him the revolt, And none serve with him but constrained things Whose hearts are absent too” “Let our just censures Attend the true event, and put we on Industrious soldiership” (Act 5 Scene 4).
For many people is hard to find someone you can love, trust and have success at the same time. Othello was able to find success and love in Desdemona. But sometimes there's always some way that wishes that they could be you; jealous enough to be willingly do anything, from pulling everyone around you down mentally; may be even as far as killing someone, fortunately people like that never make it to the top. Is Shakespeare's Othello many believe the play is about trust and deception, in my opinion jealousy is the biggest role in this play. Iago is jealous of all colors so says in love with Desdemona.
The strong mind collapses at the end and struggled, butt children and wife urged him on. Peyton Farquhar knows the death is inevitable, and he sees what he wishes. The most important lesson that I learn from this story is, perhaps the spirit and thirst of wanting to live, Peyton, however, with a short glimpse it satisfied his last dream and his body, swung gently from side to side beneath the bridge. By accepting the character who could have live comfortable with his family ending up become the victim of this Civil war between North and South. No war is romantic and silent, instead is cruel and death is dignitary when it comes, it is unavoidable, and we begin to understand the ideas of Poe’s inner
"But Beowulf refused to rule when his Lord's own son was alive." "He gave Herdred all his support, offering an open heart where Higlac's young son could see wisdom he still lacked himself: warmth and goodwill were what Beowulf brought his new king." This shows Beowulf's loyalty to Higlac his late King, and to his family. Beowulf would not be dishonorable by taking what wasn't rightfully his; he would rather stand by Higlac's son and teach him all he knows. Beowulf is the hero to his King's son and country, by staying loyal and having honor.
The words of these characters support the belief that both are filled with an abundance of ambition. Through the evidence previously stated, the reader can observe that the predominant theme in The Tragedy of Macbeth is the ability that ambition has to consume and overwhelm whoever possesses it. The zealous characteristics that define and describe both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth explain why they
After Macbeth, Malcolm is named the new king of Scotland. He is now in charge to help rebuild Scotland after Macbeth destroyed it. People are still going crazy thinking that they will be hurt and others are fleeing the country. Malcolm has to show that everything is safe and that he will change it all. Malcolm has to be like his Father Duncan and be the king that everyone trusted and loved.
To Malcolm’s suggestion, “Dispute it like a man,” Macduff replies, “I shall do so. But I must also feel it as a man” .At the end of the play, Siward receives news of his son’s death rather complacently. Malcolm responds: “He’s worth more sorrow / And that I’ll spend for him”. Malcolm’s comment shows that he has learned the lesson Macduff gave him on the sentient nature of true masculinity. It also suggests that, with Malcolm’s coronation, order will be restored to the Kingdom of Scotland.
Worthy Macduff and we shall take upon ’s what else remains to do, according to our order” (5,6,1-6). Lennox has just seen how crazy Macbeth has gone and now he thinks Macbeth is the one that has killed Banquo and is talking to one of the other lords and says “...And the right-valiant Banquo walked too late, whom, you may say, if ’t please you, Fleance killed, for Fleance fled. Men must not walk too late…” (3,6,5-7). These show that there is still lots of meaning in life. They are all hoping for the future and waiting for a better time for everyone in their country.
“Till that Bellona’s bridegroom, lapped in proof, / … Point against point, rebellious arm 'gainst arm, … The victory fell on us.” (1.2.52-59) Macbeth deflated the rebel’s arrogance by matching him shot for shot and ultimately leading to Scotland’s victory. Macbeth clearly distinguished himself as a great warrior, but his battlefield heroics did not carry over into heroic behavior off the battlefield. It is ironic that he, who had defended Duncan from traitors colluding with Irish and Norwegian armies, himself harbored traitorous thoughts. As he was contemplating assassinating Duncan, Macbeth was having trouble in justifying what he was about to do. “I am his kinsman and his subject, / Strong both against the