As has been shown, the character of Macbeth and Banquo both are courageous, ambitious, and loyal but in kindred and different ways. Macbeth and Banquo are courageous because they fought the battle fearfully. Both of them are ambitious but Banquo does not act upon his ambition and Macbeth does which leads him into doing murders. They are also loyal to each other and to the king. Therefore, Macbeth and Banquo have similar and distinctive
This clearly demonstrates the Politics and Power motif because it shows how Brutus is so anxious to gain power that he jumps up as soon as he is wanted by the people. He is losing all of his honorable traits, including the ones he earned in his political position as senator, by going against his fellow senator, Caesar. This affects the work as a whole because of the themes of the play, ambition, and conflict, have a strong impact on what Shakespeare is ultimately trying to express between the main characters. Ambition has an effect on the plot because Caesar is a very ambitious man. This alone and the numerous letters Brutus has been receiving leads him to think that he is no good for Rome, Caesar’s ambition worries Brutus.
Shakespeare presents Macbeth as a progressive character throughout the play. As the play continues, his good traits are replaced by his evil is manifested more and more. He develops from good to bad and eventually to worse. Physically, Macbeth is a vicious general, powerful and able to gut any opponent with only one strike. He is introduced as a hero whose courage on the battlefield brings him honor from his peers and also the king.
By the end of the novel, as time had passed and savagery influence natural grew Ralph became a public enemy out of spite for ordered life. Throughout the novel there are key moments in which savagery can be seen making quick and large strides for influence through Jack. This is because of savageries fun and appeal in the boys current environment. “There was the brilliant world of hunting, tactics, fierce exhilaration, skill; and there was the world of longing and baffled commonsense”(71). This quote literally expresses some of the main distinctions between Jack and Ralph’s thinking as well as the benefits of each ideology.
Macbeth is so confident in the prophecies that his life comes to a downfall and he gets killed by the people he did wrong. Macbeth and Hermia are both forceful but not both respectful. Hermia is both respectful and forceful. The line that proves Hermia is respectful is when she states “I’d rather wither away than give up my virginity to someone I don’t love”> The line that proves Hermia is forceful is when Hermia says “Lysander and I are running away from here. Before I saw Lysander.
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.
Therefore, he conscripts himself for military service. However, it soon dawns on him that war is brutal and jeopardous, somewhat contradictory to what he visualizes before. The soldier’s wound, the corpses and the flag symbolize Henry’s most wide-eyed innervations, the cruelty of the war as well as Henry’s maturity. The wound, without a doubt, is the most far-reaching symbol of the story. To Henry, wounds are “ a red badge of courage”, it represents the soldier dignity and offers one with great renown.
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.
Have you ever experienced remorse for a choice that you had made? That could be because you acted quickly and relied on your emotions to guide you, which is just what happened in the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet. Impulsiveness can leave a long lasting, or, in Romeo and Juliet’s case, a permanent consequences. Romeo and Juliet made the ultimate rash decision; they took their own lives out of love for each other. They didn’t really think much about it beforehand.
Macbeth and Okonkwo The Thane of Glamis and a man living in fear of being like his failure of a father ,in two different places and times of the world. The similarities between these two not so divergent men are easy to find. Macbeth and Okonkwo are tragic heroes and that is first of many reasons why they are similar; they both are driven by ambition and pride. Enough that both Macbeth and Okonkwo committed morbid murders to establish their authority. Their ambition causes their own tragic downfalls and shows the failings of humanity no matter the differences in time period or cultures.
Brian Linn gives the example of a hero as General George S. Patton who went from being a supporter of mechanized warfare, a cavalryman, and then finally becoming one of the greatest practitioners of maneuver warfare. Unlike the Guardians war is not defined by rules or formulas, but by experience and an almost guttural response to combat. Heroes criticize those “who seek to impose predictability and order on a phenomenon they view as chaotic, violent, and emotional” (Linn, 6). At its finest, the Heroic sub-culture provides both an “intellectual and practical framework” (Linn 6-7) that leads to victory on the battlefield. It also can lead to posturing and elitism especially among leadership, and can lead to an “anti-intellectual” (Linn, 7) environment that sees war as an end rather than the means to achieve a political goal.