Similarities Between Macbeth And The Vendetta

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"Ambition is a very dangerous thing because either you achieve it and your life ends prematurely, or you don't, in which case your life is a constant source of disappointment" (Jeremy Clarkson). To avoid failure one must follow through extreme measures. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth and Guy de Maupassant's The Vendetta, this concept is demonstrated. The protagonist in Macbeth encounters the battle with himself and others to reach full sovereignty. And The Vendetta involves who feels the need to avenge against a former murderer. Both stories tackle the concept of death in situations with similar thoughts but different outcomes. Specifically, Macbeth and Mother Saverini both are overwhelmed with the urgency of satisfaction. As well as being…show more content…
Macbeth is a man of power and wealth but he was not always king. He had to fight to the top in indescribable ways. He took advantage of the fact that society sees him as a nobleman. His first act was the murder of the king which even with the help of his wife he could still not take intelligent steps. After murdering the king, he comes back with adrenaline rushing to find the response of his wife to be; "Why did you bring these daggers from the place?" (2.2.51). Macbeth had brought the evidence with him, risking the couple to get caught at any time. In similarity, the woman from The Vendetta, she also wanted to feel powerful and in control of the situation. After finding out her son had been murdered, the widow began to train her dog extremely so she would soon have a weapon to avenge the man who killed her son. Just as Macbeth, the widow feels the determination to get what she wants. In contrast, the widow is very careful with how she proceeds with her plan, she goes undercover and spent time making sure the dog knew what to do when she demanded it, "Off, off, bite him, bite him!" (3). Mother Saverini yelled as she watched her dog attack and kill a man, knowing that she would not get caught as it was never directly her who committed the crime. Overall, both were satisfied with the death of the people they avenged however not both would get away with such a crime.…show more content…
Specifically, Macbeth is not conscious of his actions and only selfishly completes a task that would get him to a higher level. While Mother Saverini wisely thinks of a way to avenge her son's death. Both have taken their conflicted selves and used it to move on, Macbeth, later on, does not go free with the crime on his shoulders, however, Mother Saverini does. Sometimes the easier route is not always the wisest, as in the end one may not always get what they wanted or

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