Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth noticed it was too far to turn back, so he continues his murderous, bloody path. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a heroic soldier who fights for the king without mercy but he has strikes for ambition, his curious nature and his wife’s ambition leads him to the witches who told him the prophecies. After the second prophecy has come true Macbeth has become the thane of Cawdor. He has led to growth of his ambition by his thought “whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and Ames my seated heart knock at my rib again the use of nature?
She makes evident how important it is for her being the one with power in the relationship with her husband when she wants to take her femininity away as well as wanting to control Macbeth’s actions. By saying ” unsex me here. And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood,” it’s evident she believes that in order to have power and be though she needs to be a man and that’s why she expects a cruel attitude from Macbeth. To sum up, She tries to have control over her husband power by ordering him to follow her plan of killing Duncan and expresses a negative attitude towards him commenting, “But screw your courage to the sticking-place,/And we 'll not fail.”(1.7) With the purpose of making Macbeth king so she can have a different kind of power were she controls him letting him be only the image of power.
The Tragic Flaw Achilles’ heel proved that no person, not matter how great can fall if their weak point is exposed. Achilles had only one weak spot or flaw. He knew it was his problem, however, he still allowed it to be vulnerable in a battle. This was what caused his death. From the story of Achilles’ heel, people have heard the common phrase, “That’s his Achilles’ heel.” This means that person has a tragic flaw that could lead them to the same disaster as Achilles himself.
Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a heroic soldier who fights for the king without mercy, but he has track by ambition, his curious nature and his wife’s ambition lead him to the witches who told him the prophecies. After the second prophecy has come true, Macbeth has become the thane of Cawdor. He has led to the growth of his ambition by his thought “whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and Ames my seated heart knock at my rib again the use of nature? Present fears are less than horrible imaginings” (1.3.150).
Shakespeare is a remarkable author who liked to put tragedy to a new meaning. Through the tragic play: Macbeth, we follow Macbeth, through his ambition, greed, and manipulation that eventually brings him to his demise. As announced Thane of Cawdor, like the weird sisters have promised, he finds himself wondering if he will later be announced king. We find our tragic hero put to the test of good and bad, brought on by his wife. Through the theme of man and order versus disorder, we find Lady Macbeth manipulating our tragic hero to do the unspeakable.
Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth is Macbeth´s wife. At the beginning of the play, she has a female traditional role, but when the plot starts to develop, she changes it. Thus, whenever it suits her she adapts a masculine role. She is shown as instigator in Macbeth´s downfall, inciting him to do the wrong things, and in some situations, she is thought to be a representation of evil. Lady Macbeth is very ambitious, and she “wants” to be a man, because men are supposed to be cruel.
It is explained by Truax that Weird Sisters have simply touched on the deep-seated ambitions and greed that were already present in him (370). Even, he is one of the heirs to the King of Scotland, he subdues his emotions and feelings but until he hears the sisters’ prediction. For example, they tell these words to him; “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (1, 3, 3). His ambitions became unavoidable thoughts for him, when he heard Witches’’ prophecies that enslave him to dark desires. He did not allow anybody stand in his bloody way of being King, even if he can commit murder in order to destroy his opponents.
What do your neighbors, your coworkers, your family all have in common? A powerful evil that lays deep within all humans, only to be released under the most heinous circumstances. This fact is clearly articulated in the works of world renowned authors Shakespeare and William Golding in their novels Macbeth and Lord of the Flies. Shakespeare 's Lady Macbeth and Golding 's Jack share many similar qualities in their path to success proving that if good people who begin with positive intentions become provoked by the lust for power, then ambition can get in the way of their moral compass and capability for making good decisions because of the evil which lays inside all mankind. Shakespeare 's Lady Macbeth is thought of as a murderous character who is lured by the temptation of power into committing violent acts.
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.
Shakespeare and Golding have both created villains that add tension to their stories. Tybalt appears throughout the play to only act villainous to protect his families, “solemnity.” At different times in the play we can truly see Tybalt’s explosiveness which sometimes has devastating consequences. Modern audiences would take this as villainy whereas Elizabethan audiences might’ve understood it as courage rather than evil. On the other hand, Roger appears to be an extended metaphor, depicting the evil Golding believed festooned in all humans. Golding creates Roger as psychotic a character the audience truly dislike.