In the Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare has many hidden messages, not to mention many obvious ones. One message in the play is “Foul is fair and, fair is foul” (1.1.12) This quote can be translated out to, bad is good and good is bad. Confusing right? In the play, the main character, Macbeth gets the idea he may become king. The play follows him through his power struggle to the kingship, and it is not a good one.
Shakespeare and Golding have both created villains that add tension to their stories. Tybalt appears throughout the play to only act villainous to protect his families, “solemnity.” At different times in the play we can truly see Tybalt’s explosiveness which sometimes has devastating consequences. Modern audiences would take this as villainy whereas Elizabethan audiences might’ve understood it as courage rather than evil. On the other hand, Roger appears to be an extended metaphor, depicting the evil Golding believed festooned in all humans. Golding creates Roger as psychotic a character the audience truly dislike.
When he stated, “He must therefore be a fox to discern toils, and a lion to drive off wolves,” (46) he expresses that a prince should be able to discern whether to use force or deceit when dealing with different situations. Machiavelli also stated that princes that played the fox had more success than those who fully relied on the lion. His most important statement about wisdom is that a prince should know when to exhibit good conduct to preserve his rule, but also is able to use evil methods when he has
Iago let his vengeful ways and deceitful motives alter his decisions while Othello appears in the opening acts as the very personification of self control”(Harbage). The two characters are meant to balance each other out, but Iago gets too deep in Othello’s head, leaving him susceptible to lash out. Shakespeare wants to bring attention to the fact that no matter how hard one tries, the darkness creeps on eventually and wins. By this point in the play, all the character’s true colors have been shown. “Othello is forced to recognize that he lives in a tragic world, and he pays the price” which causes him to have his tragic downfall(Harbage).
In conclusion, Macbeth was making a wrong choice so his consequences at the end is overwhelming and his action has lead him to become a tragic character. The character Macbeth has consumed the ambition of himself and Lady Macbeth him has shifted himself form a heroic into a ring of murderous. After he has knew it he has making the mistake however his hand is cover with blood and guilt that he cannot turn back. The Macbeth 's tragic flaw in character was the pairing of his ambition with easily influence by lady Macbeth. Throughout the play we see many examples of Macbeth 's conflict between his ambition to attain the crown and his passive attitude towards the actions that are required to
“But o, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes” Hamlet written by William Shakespeare during the Elizabethan age revolves around the setting, time and the nature of its characters. Happiness in Hamlet is a vague theme that involves almost all the characters, who are significantly influenced by the time and place of the play, the sexuality of the characters and also, how they practice deception. The tragedy of Hamlet presents various characters who pursue or compromise their happiness to satisfy their conscience. This is shown through characters such as Hamlet, Claudius and Ophelia. In addition, to how their differences and similarities shape their personalities, which causes them to pursue or compromise their happiness.
Everyone sees the play Hamlet as this great tragedy and a quest for revenge, and it is one, but it’s all filled with so much deception and lies. The characters lie to each other, they spy and create plans to find out information. This use of hidden yet obvious deception just shows how rotton human beings can be with each other and how easily they can turn on one another to further themselves to get what they want. It eventually shows that by using all your energy towards a plan of revenge, can cause self deception. In this story, Shakespeare uses certain structures to reveal that by using deceit one may actually be able to get to the truth.
All the best people are.” The Mad Hatter is alluding to the fact that insanity is defined by a society as acting and thinking different than everyone else. Everyone is a little crazy in their own way, but that doesn’t make them mentally ill. Just as Alice was considered mad to those in Wonderland, Prince Hamlet was considered mad in Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet. Although Hamlet is seen as crazy when he really isn’t, this is all part of his plan. Hamlet fakes his madness throughout the entire play as a ploy to receive his revenge and avenge his father. The main reasoning behind Hamlet’s crazy gimmick is to buy him time to confirm Claudius’s guilt and devise a revenge scheme.
In 1513 Machiavelli wrote what would become one of his most well-known works “The Prince,” in which Machiavelli voices his political concepts of ruling a country. “The Prince,” explains the political struggles of being ruled by callous leaders and power battles. “The Prince is considered a guide book to how leaders can gain and keep the power in government.” In his book, Machiavelli insists that leaders use any means needed to hold their political power. Even if it meant that the leader had to be cruel, manipulative and not influenced by morals. Machiavelli’s provides an example of a lion and a fox that states a leader “must imitate a lion in his fierceness, but he must also act like a fox to outsmart his enemies.” Other political ideas that Machiavelli specified is how a leader should be seen to those listening and seeing him.
The fox and Chanticleer were the main characters who learns these lessons. The fox learns that his flattery against Chanticleer was used towards him, that is dangerous to be overwhelmed by flattery and Chanticleer learned from him and used it for his advantage. Also Chanticleer learned to never again trust flattery and to not always trust the advice that others give. People should just trust themselves and do as they believe. Also someone’s weakness can be used as weapons and reversed for example the fox greatest weapon which is flattery was used against his weakness because he set Chanticleer