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
In many circumstances and scenarios, he is a great ruler, who became too powerful, only to lose it. Possibly for the good of his country. Very similar to Hitler, He was a good ruler, but a bad man -History Answers.com “Revolt,
Next reason was that the witches persuaded Macbeth into a prophecy that wasn’t one hundred percent true and him believing in it was a huge mistake. The final reason both the witches and Macbeth caused his own downfall was that it made him become ruthless. Ruthlessness out of anything, made him not care about anybody but himself. This subject in my opinion, would affect people by that it makes them see their surroundings in a different way. As I am typing this, you readers should get this story and spread it around to others.
As related earlier, catharsis aims to elicit pity and fear in order to purge such emotions from the audience. As such, the tragic hero’s punishment must not be considered entirely deserved otherwise it would be seen as justice and the cathartic effect would not take place. Instead, the punishment must be somewhat excessive so that pities the tragic hero for his misfortune as well as fears for their own lives after seeing the world is not always fair. However, in order to confirm that Oedipus’ punishment exceeds his crime, both must be identified. Oedipus’ crime is quite simply his attempt to escape his own fate.
In reality, Desdemona in this conversation was simply trying to convince Othello to give Cassio back his position, but Othello viewed it as her purposely trying to change the topic about the handkerchief to her “lover” Cassio. This enrages Othello and confirms his suspicions, which leads him to seek vengeance. Unlike how fate is controlled by Iago in Othello, fate in Oedipus Rex is determined by the gods. “What has God done to me” signifies that Oedipus’s end was determined by gods, and his free will actions to avoid it were pointless because his fate was always unavoidable (Oed. Exo.1263).
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth was a noble and loyal person, but by the end of the play, his “vaulting ambition” had taken over him. This caused him to become malicious and nihilistic and above all murderous, Macbeth portrays a tragic hero. Shakespeare portrays a tragic hero as someone who is noble and valiant but turns out to have a tragic flaw and Macbeth portrays this by fighting for his country and king but then murdering the king because of his hamartia, “his vaulting ambition”. Macbeth is greatly responsible for his downfall, but the witches have an impact on Macbeth’s actions. In Greek tragedies characters face a point in which they turn towards death, almost all plays have someone die and, in the end, justice prevails.
In the beginning of story writing, authors portrayed heroes with human-like flaws. They were greedy, ambitious, stubborn, and even cruel. Their perception of being a hero was totally different to what we have now. Despite those characters having severe weaknesses, they were and still are heroes. Odysseus, ruler of Ithaca is the main character in Homer’s epic.
On the same note, Macbeth also made the biggest mistake by committing the most horrid crime of all; he had Macduff’s family slaughtered. This crime was so horrendous because unlike Macbeth’s prior murders, this one had no other purpose but to quench Macbeth’s hatred of his rival Macduff. His hunger for power allows his mental deterioration to become visible and he begins to believe that the only way to maintain his reign is through the execution of innocent lives. “And take a bond of fate: thou shalt not live” (Act IV, Scene I, 65). The “worthy” Macbeth has abandoned his moral sense and what is worse is that others have suffered because of his inner conflicts.
Both are manipulative and persuasive, and both have trouble with being loyal to others. Their storyline is also quite similar: both start out as high class people who are in contact with the king, and both want to rise in station even though they are already high class members of society. Both use someone to get to what they want, and both have it shattered in their faces when they are killed on command of the one whose station they want to take, which can actually be seen as some kind of situational irony. Similarities are striking in this, of course, but there are also differences between the two. Whereas it is clear that Lorenzo uses his own wit and own words, Mortimer could have been influenced by queen Isabella to become the way he was.
Lord Acton, an English politician and writer, said,”All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” What Acton was really trying to say was, a persons sense of morality lessens as his/her power increases. This contention, “All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely,” has been seen in, current events (Saddam Hussein), literature (Lord of the Flies), historic situations (Mao Zedong), and is true when one leader or person is given an excessive or absolute amount