Claudius possesses all the qualities of a villain: ambition, greed, jealousy, selfishness,dishonesty,tyranny. He does not hesitate before he kills his brother being driven by jealousy and power thirst. Claudius is an example of the monstrous-like people of the society becauseClaudius commits the biggest of dishonesty: towards his own blood. The problem with Claudius is that between honesty and betrayal he chooses betrayal, between love and selfishness he would go for selfishness. All that selfishness causes his life to lack love and that is what leads him to destruction.
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
Absolute power can corrupt absolutely because having power makes the leader think that they are godlike. It gives the leader the influence on the followers that peer pressure them into doing what the leader wants like in the wave. It can also make the leader misuse or abuse their power for something that they shouldn 't use it for, like how Hitler abused his power. . You can see throughout history that power does corrupt.
But no more sights!—Where are these gentlemen? Come, bring me where they are(4.1.155-163)”, showed Macbeth 's mental health had officially diminished. By not only his hallucinations, however, his consistent mindset in removing anyone who stood in his of his ambition. Other scenes such as, Macbeth going into the battle with Macduff without his armor as result of him believing himself to be somewhat, “godly”, and the belief that could not be defeated are other examples of how his greed and ambition lead to his death in his mental stability. Overall, Macbeth was truly a tragic hero whose gradual growth in greed for power resulted in not only losing loved ones and his consciousness yet also resulting in his death.Greed and Ambition is a vital theme that notably influenced Macbeth’s mental deterioration.
Oedipus, in Oedipus the King, lets his hubris get the best of him, and results in a horrible punishment for himself. In The Giver, the Chief Elder tries to eliminate any feelings/scenarios, which has potential to cause negative feelings; this in turn diminishes the quality of life for residents. Brave New World, Oedipus the King, and The Giver all have the recurring theme of the abuse of power which is detrimental to the society or/and the individual. In
Macbeth and the Tempest shows us that to much power is dangerous. Do you agree? Too much power in both Macbeth and The tempest can be dangerous to an extent as this can result in having to rulers having much control which can then lead to consequences. However having an equal and even amount of power results in fairness, peace and equality. Firstly when rulers abuse their power and have to much control that they overrule all those who have less power and control as well as those who are completely powerless.
These tragic flaws and tragedies include Banquo's willingness to be a bystander which gets him killed, Macduff's out of this world loyalty that compromises his family and the tyrant Macbeth's vaulting ambition that gets him murdered. Overall the lesson to be learned from this examination is that an excess in ambition only creates desperation which leads to negativity within oneself and other surrounding them as seen in the play
I.iv.55-58). This inadvertent dehumanization of others is just the first step in his wicked journey on which he finds himself murdering those he once looked up to for their title. The closer Macbeth gets to his goal, the more corrupted he becomes, and, even in power, he finds himself tormented by the thought of losing it. This intense ambition, coupled with Macbeth’s relatively normal disposition at the beginning of the play, works to characterize power as inherently corruptible and, ultimately, to be kept under close surveillance. Similarly, King Lear finds himself perverted by the power he once held- so much so that he cannot even recognize himself without it, exclaiming, “does any here know me?
James Riley Harcrow Mrs. Dean British Literature 11 January 2018 MacBeth Paper Macbeth is a poor soul fed on by that which seeks to destroy all men. You could call this evil but like all evil it has to be influenced by something. Even if it's not in your nature you can only take so much before you lose it. He is only a victim of the circumstances and what he did was only influenced by those around him. It is in human nature to be consumed by greed and power and this is exactly what happened to Macbeth.