Similarities Between Claudius And Macbeth

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Hamlet’s Claudius and Macbeth
Shakespeare’s both characters Claudius and Macbeth that don’t just carry the easiness of being evil, but as well as they’re rare. In Hamlet, Claudius is an ambitious king with no valid reason to be on the throne. While on the other hand in Macbeth, Macbeth is a devious general who through ambition, steals the throne. Both characters Macbeth and Claudius of “Hamlet” were the guilt of their murders, both became kings by killing their relatives and together were extremely ambitious.
According to Claudius, throughout the play Hamlet, he is an unusual two-sided character. He seemed to be an effective king, dealing with all his problems through his quick and effective hand. He loves Gertrude as much as she does that she could even defend her husband before her son Hamlet. Claudius has an ambition that will not let him return with himself. He recognizes that he has murdered his own brother, taking his throne, and then marries his brother’s wife. Nevertheless, he will not amend with himself or God, because he doesn’t want to give up what he has gained by his sin. For Example, as he mentions “Forgive me my foul murder? That cannot be, since I am still possessed of those effects for which I did the murder: My crown, mine
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Whereas Macbeth dies in a battle between him and Macduff. Macbeth brags to Macduff that he cannot be killed by a man who was born by a woman. However, Macduff says he was not technically born by a woman because he was surgically removed. He then proceeds to fight Macbeth and kills him. “Yet I will try the last. Before my body / I throw my warlike shield. Lay on, Macduff, / And damn’d be him that first cries, “Hold, enough!”” (5.8.30-35). Macbeth’s final words before he gets killed by Macduff. Macbeth has spent his life up to that time either being influenced by others like the Witches and Lady Macbeth, or trying to cheat destiny in order to feed his ambitions and he realizes that he has been a simple victim of fate all
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