Jack is bent on power from the beginning whereas, Macbeth is manipulated by three witches and his wife to take power. Power affects these two men in different ways, Jack starts to become his true self whereas Macbeth starts to hallucinate and go insane. This relates to the point of view of the authors: William Golding believes people are inherently evil whereas William Shakespeare believes people are inherently good. The question is, who is more evil Jack or Macbeth? Both Jack and Macbeth are ambitious and hungry for power.
The intriguing concept of humankind’s natural born evil has been explored in many esteemed literary works. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, for example, Jack Merridew embodies the savagery that occurs when one’s inherent evil prevails over their ethics. Similarly, in William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth releases his innate evil when he murders the King of Scotland in order to seize the position himself. Following this initial murder, Macbeth embarks on a spree of villainous acts, in which evil represses his human morality. Throughout the play, darkness follows Macbeth when he partakes in evil actions, seemingly encapsulating the nation of Scotland.
Their introduction to the play establishes a supernatural element that is consistent throughout the play, allowing for further exploration of ideas such as the destruction of oneself as a result of being overambitious. Shakespeare creates a stormy, bleak, and ominous atmosphere when the Witches are first introduced, successfully associating them with a negative atmosphere. It is through their prophecies that Macbeth’s lust for the throne is encouraged, consequently leading him to his own demise and destruction of Scotland. The
and obtains the title, which trigger an arrogant and self-absorbed thinking leading to madness and finally, death. The play seems to bring up the question, whether Macbeth is fully responsible of his own destiny, or under control of fate. In the first glance, the play seems to take rather fatalistic direction, meaning that we are powerless to make decisions as they are inevitably determined by supernatural power (Hugh 1)) It is due to the presence of supernatural forces throughout the whole play that systematically fulfills the prophecy; therefore the witches represent the idea of fate in the play. However, Shakespeare seems to rather intertwine fate with free will and perhaps even promotes the second philosophy as the play evolves. Free Will over Fate in Macbeth This theory is obvious in a scene, where Macbeth is consciously deciding to kill king Duncan.
The witches first played with that ambition at the beginning of the play. “All hail, Macbeth, the future king!” (A1 s3). This sentence caused Macbeth to question many things and ultimately kill Duncan. Macbeth had great ambition, however, he used it for the wrong things. If Macbeth did not give in to the ambition that was unlocked by the witches, the story would have turned out much differently.
By doing this he made the play more ironic. Williams Shakespeare’s Macbeth uses a combination of Macbeth’s own conflict along with characters to help drive this conflict and thus bring upon the death of Macbeth non-dramatically; in this way, a gruesome play about murder and treason is made somewhat “comical.” William Shakespeare wrote Macbeth with highly dramatic setting and plot; however, many times in the play Shakespeare eludes the reader towards a funnier story. The most prominent example is with the porter in Act 2, And drink sir is a great provoker of three things Marry, sis, nose painting, sleep and urine. (II.iii.10-13) Here is a clear example of comedy and it is almost undetectable. When I first read it, because I didn’t understand the language, I had no idea it was supposed to be funny.
Elements of supernatural, hallucinations brought on by guilt-driven madness, and statements the characters say portrays the theme of appearance versus reality. The witches in the beginning of the play set the scene of confusion and illusion. They successfully manage to mislead, cheat and incite evil throughout Scotland by deliberately ambiguous and misleading words.Even their physical appearance is contradictory, and unsettling. When Macbeth meets the witches, they greet him with three title the last states, “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (1.3.51). When Macbeth hears this he doesn 't seem very happy.
King Duncan 's murder marks the beginning of Macbeth 's downfall,Who can be held most responsible ? Macbeth is a very interesting character, his transformation from good to evil is repeatedly shown in the Play. There are many factors as to why this dramatic change happened, but who is really to blame? Macbeth,Lady Macbeth and The three Witch,s are all to blame for the tragedy. Lady macbeth, through convincing Macbeth and in a sens changing his view on life, the three witches for putting the idea of being kind in Macbeth 's head, but one can only be responsible for his own faith this is why I Believe Macbeth is to blame.
According to this theory, if perception is dependent on past experience, knowledge then it is not just a simple presentation of reality but it presumes activity of the perceptual observer. Initially the very notion of perception was believed to be just a simple fixation of sensuous data: visual images, sensations. However now perception is considered as a process in
reality is also seen in the commencement of the tragedy when the witches originate the quotation, "fair is foul, and foul is fair," or what seems great is truly horrible—Macbeth; and what seems horrible is truly great—Malcolm deserts Scotland when his father mysteriously parishes and looks guilty, but he is actually only attempting to protect himself from what he knows is a danger within. The witches' second set of prophecies tell of Macbeth ’s long reign. In reality, they declare quasi-truths to give him a "false sense of security." Though the first prediction is to be true ("Beware Macduff"), the other two predictions conceive Macbeth in believing he can't be