Gladwell in his piece, David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, suggests people should use their negative situation to their advantage. He discusses this idea exemplifying people with dyslexia who used their unique abilities to their advantage when they struggled with reading and writing. Gladwell’s theory of overcoming difficult situations does not apply to Shakespeare 's character Hamlet because he is unwilling to overcome and improve, after his father’s death, leading to his ultimate downfall. At the beginning of Hamlet, King Hamlet has suspiciously died and his son, Hamlet is overcome by the death of his father, causing him to constantly grieve and not heal.
Imagine a trusted counselor who betrays others by giving terrible advice. In Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, a similar situation occurs among Friar Lawrence, Romeo, and Juliet. The opposition believes that Friar Lawrence would not be responsible and it would be Romeo and Juliet’s fault due to do the several years of the hatred toward the two families. After analyzing all the information, it is Friar Lawrence’s fault for the death and Romeo and Juliet because the Friar constantly left out valuable information that he is supposed to tell Romeo or Juliet.
This is shown in the play, when Macbeth faces his consequences, like guilt. Shakespeare uses anaphora to show the audience that what Macbeth is saying relates to something important. Macbeth always had this fear of Banquo, because Banquo has his suspicions of Macbeth and hopes the prophecy about his son will come true. Macbeth is afraid of Banquo because of the witches’ promise that Banquo’s sons will be king so he then said, “To be thus is nothing. But to be safely thus.
“Methought I heard a voice cry, Sleep nomore!Macbeth doth murther… shall sleep no more! (II.ii.32-41)”. This reveals his guilt-ridden conscience. Shakespeare portrayed Macbeth as a kindhearted man for a dramatic effect which relates to social context. Holinshed portrayed a static character, evident by the lackluster details about Macbeth’s role in Mackdonwald’s murder, would not excite his audience at the Globe Theatre.
He realizes that at the end of everything that he has done to obtain the throne and to keep it, means nothing because he is going to die, as he has made to many enemies and he has no heir. Children will also play a part in “Play it as it Lays” when Maria, who’s inability to raise one child, and abortion of the second will drive her further down an already nihilistic path that results in her own psychiatric commitment. So in the end for Macbeth it was all pointless. He goes on to say that life has no meaning, that it is just an inconsequential story full of random events that have no purpose, but the moment that an event is occurring it becomes the most important thing that there is in
Polonius explains Hamlet 's madness to Claudius and Gertrude, “Mad call I it, for, to define true madness. What it 't but to be nothing else but mad? But let that go (Act 2, Scene 2, lines 93-94). Polonius then goes on to describe his ides of the stages of Hamlet 's madness and his inability to sleep, “And he, repelled-a short tale to make- Fell into a sadness, then into a fast, Thence to a watch, thence into a weakness, Thence to a lightness, and by this declension Into the madness wherein now he raves, And all we mourn for” (Act 2, Scene 2, lines 146-151).
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” This quote from Rumi has a great irony in the play Hamlet written by William Shakespeare. When Hamlet’s father dies, he returns as a ghost and asks Hamlet to take revenge for his death. There is a question, however, if Hamlet’s father really did come, or it was just part of his grieving process.
In Shakespeare's play, Macbeth experiences ambition for power. After sacrificing his conscience along with the lives of innocent people Macbeth finally comes to realize the futility of his venture as he declares,“Out, out, brief candle! / Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player / That struts and frets his hour upon the stage / And then is heard no more”(V.iv.57).
Macbeth is a play of tragedy. If one did not feel any type of sympathy for Macbeth, then the play would fail as a tragedy. For instance, an example of where the reader may have budding and impending feeling to sense some misfortune and pity for Macbeth appears in his dialogue directly before Macbeth decides whether or not he should go through with killing King Duncan. In his monologue, Macbeth struggles and worries where he pronounces, "First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, strong both against the deed." (I.vii.13-14).
The desperation describe in Macbeth lines shows that all he has done is caused Banquo's descendants to be king. The author uses a metaphor for Macbeth Soul because he wants the readers to know how Macbeth is feeling and what has made him feel that way. When Macbeth calls upon his fate it is compared to be as "Romeo and Juliet" because Romeo calls upon his fate and it makes me see how these two completely different act upon fate and it foreshadow Macbeth's death as Romeo death. Therefore, these Character both similar but have different situations, which makes me wonder if Shakespeare intentions were to tied both character giving the audience two different points of view and the same outcomes. The image of the Macbeth telling Banquo
In his play, Shakespeare defines the meaning of humanity and shows its varying degrees and extremes, and he primarily illustrates the worst humanity has to offer through his own creation, Macbeth. Macbeth is a character that goes through significant change throughout the novel as a result of his own actions and, perhaps, fate. In his tale of witchery, madness, and war, Shakespeare illustrates how Macbeth changes from an ambitious man to one that has gone made as a result of his wrongdoing to finally a person that is sorrowful yet indifferent to the world around him. To begin, Macbeth is first portrayed as an ambitious individual. In the scene directly following the encounter with the witches, Macbeth displays his hunger for power.
Word Count:697 Consequences of Choices While the motivating factor of people's choices are all different, their decision they make, is what determines the consequences. In the play 'Macbeth,' we see how Macbeth's poor decisions and lack of character leads to his tragic death. Because of Macbeth's decision to kill Duncan, his decision to assassinate Banquo, and his decision to visit the witches, the consequences of his actions lead to his death. Macbeth's decision to have Duncan killed, leads to consequences that cause his downfall.