Theme Of Grief In Macbeth

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Showing grief can be a hard thing to do for some people. Macduff shows his emotions really well when he finds out his family is gone. Thought the play there are several places that Macbeth gets a chance to show his emotions but the most important is when his wife dies. In my opinion macduff is better at showing his emotions. Meanwhile Macbeth acts like he just doesn 't care. In the play Macbeth, when macduff finds out his family has been murdered he says. "But I must feel it as a man./ I cannot remember such things were/ That were most precious to me./ Did heaven look on, /And would not take their part? " 4.3.227-230. Macduff is telling Malcolm that he needs to feel it as a man. He can 't just forget about it, and that his family was the most important thing. He is also wondering why the gods didn 't help save them. Overall I think Shakespeare did a good job at showing macduff dealing with his brief from losing his family. when Shakespeare made Macbeth he made his character seem like he was just a power hungry King. When he found out his wife was dead he said. "She would have died hereafter. /There would have been a time for such a word. /Tomorrow, and tomorrow,and tomorrow, / Creeps in this petty pace from day to day / To the last syllable of recorded time."…show more content…
I believe that macduff is better at showing grief than Macbeth is. When Malcolm says, "Be this the whetstone of your sword. Let grief / Convert to anger. Blunt not the heart, enrage it." 4.3.234-235 he 's telling macduff that instead of putting his grief aside to take revenge on Macbeth. Macbeth says, "out, out brief candle!/ Life 's but a walking shadow, a poor player/ That struts and frets his hour upon these stage/ And then is heard no more. It is a tale/ Told by and idiot, full of sound and fury,/ Signifying nothing." 5.5.23-28. Macbeth is pretty much says that life is meaningless. He really doesn 't grieve by showing s emotions. Overall I think that macduff is better at grieving then

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