When Macbeth commands whether the murderers could handle Banquo to his death, they reply "we are men, my liege" (III i 92). But their response does not provide Macbeth, who titles them as less-than-worthy standards of men. The same as early in this tragedy, Lady Macbeth uses goading methods on Macbeth; forcing him to kill Duncan. But what does it mean, exactly, to “be a man”? Both Macbeth and his Lady seem to have a definite idea of masculinity.
Macbeth ponders Banquo's “royalty of nature” and “dauntless temper”, showing that even while he is plotting his 'friend's' murder Macbeth can still recognise the positive attributes Banquo has, especially in comparison to Macbeth's own “[rancorous]” “vessel of...peace”. Macbeth angrily deals with the witches' prophecy, after all why, after Macbeth gave his “eternal jewel” to the “common enemy of man” by murdering the “gracious Duncan”, should Banquo, after he “chid the sisters” have the privilege of being a “father to a line of kings”? Macbeth also deals with his divided-self in this soliloquy – he acknowledges that Banquo is a better man than him, knows that his “genius is rebuked”, knows that he has poisoned his own mind and sold himself to “the common enemy of the man” and yet his own paranoia ensures that he cannot help but vindictively try to murder Banquo and his line so that all his 'hard work' does not result in a “fruitless crown”. This section deals very heavily with the weight of Macbeth's decisions as well as his
Throughout the play, the temptation is what keeps us engage with Macbeth and his actions to fight it. Temptation leads to murder in which Macbeth does. Macbeth doesn’t just murder Duncan he also murders Banquo and Macduff’s family which is also led by temptation. Macbeth 's blinded by his actions and all he cares about is protecting his seat for the crown ignoring all life around him. Macbeth ignores that Duncan is a humble king and that he should protect him.
It is a motive to let you achieve the impossible, not even death would stop you from gaining your honor. In the play Hamlet, we find that Hamlet meets with his father’s ghost, and about his father murder by the hands of blood related brother, Hamlet takes a decision, to revenge and restore the glory back
In the world renowned play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the main character Hamlet procrastinates his duty to avenge his father by killing his uncle/step-father Colonius, even though he prolongs his duty, it is done right. “To be or not to be.” Hamlet fulfills his duty to reach his full potential by confirming Claudius actually did murder the former king of Denmark. Hamlet also confirms that when he kills Claudius will suffer after death as well. Hamlet, with advice from Horatio, gives himself some extra time to make sure that he can and will kill Claudius, before their battle. Hamlet does delay his task to avenge his father but, he does at the right time and he does it properly.
Ultimately, Macbeth’s actions answer the essential questions of Shakespearean tragedies, namely, “What is a man? Of what is he capable? What are his moral…limits?” (Ramsey 285). Illustrating his answer through Macbeth’s downfall, Shakespeare shows exactly what man can become without morals; specifically, Shakespeare asserts that the loss of morality causes damage that cannot be undone. In Macbeth’s case, he suffers the loss of his king, best friend, and wife, all of which cannot be reversed.
But yet I’ll make assurance double sure and take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live, That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, and sleep in spite of thunder” (Shakespeare, 125). With all the power, Macbeth has been receiving lately he feel that he is invisible and can actually be King. As he takes the apparitions literally, his proposition is to murder Macduff’s family because he feels like it's just one more step closer to his title now that Macduff will grieve for his loss instead of fighting with Macbeth. Macbeth is not the only one who changed from humbleness to greedy, In the book The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Kino hears the song of happiness that bris safety and wholeness to his family.
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
Julius Caesar is a play full of pride, yes or no? I would think yes, so much that it can be a theme of the book. A theme that is still one today. Literary devices used by Shakespeare help show the pride of the characters in Julius Caesar. Some elements of fiction even show the theme of pride in this play.
As an RA, I would commit myself to perpetuating HRL’s welcoming culture of inclusivity. “Making housing a home” is the cornerstone of residential living- U.Va. Resident Advisor Facebook page. Hallmates should feel individually and collectively empowered. A residential hall should nurture personal development, initiate social/cultural enrichment, and foster intellectual inquiry.