People kill, commit crimes, or harm others just to gain something.Greed in society has caused a lot of demolition to the world.Wars have been happening for stuff such as gaining land or power in which have only resulted in the killing of millions of people and destruction.People choose fame or some type of material over anything and they will do anything to achieve it. Destruction has continued in the world due to greed. Macbeth doesn't care about anyone else but himself.Macbeth had killed the king Duncan without any hesitations.Yet lady macbeth was the one that encouraged him to kill the king in the first place.Lady Macbeth is almost as greedy and power hungry as Macbeth.Being selfish will not get you far in life. You get what you put out and what you make of it.No one is perfect, we all have greed or selfish inside of us but we can’t change the way we are raised.It all depends on
“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” (Napoleon Hill). The main character of the play, Macbeth, was known to be a good, honest man who was faithful to his king and would do anything to protect his country. In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth undergoes a transformation from good to evil, which brings him the position of king, but also to his death. However terrible this may appear, Macbeth did not turn from an honest and loyal soldier to an evil tyrant alone; key motivational factors guided him into the path of evil. Outside forces influence Macbeth to do evil.
They are never happy about what they have. Greed is wanting what others have and the book hamlet is centered around just that, murder, sacrifice, and mischief. Claudius is a perfect example of greed. He killed the king in order to obtain the throne. As it said in the book ¨murder most foul, as in the best it is, but this most foul, strange, and unnatural.¨ Claudius was greedy and wanted what his brother had.
“Reverence toward the gods must be safeguarded. The mighty words of the proud are paid in full with mighty blows of fate”(1467-1470) This quote tells us the downfall of Creon and how disobeying the gods with arrogance are punished by fate. This quote and the corrupt actions of Creon are evidence for the message of the play. Sophocles shows us how the selfish acts of the arrogant king who made these decisions on his own killed his loved ones by defying the gods. In contrast to this, Macbeth is consumed by his ambition after being influenced by the witches and his wife.
He is “fated” to become king – this is known to the weird sisters, who also know that ambition is his hamartia. In this way, they orchestrate this “hurly - burly” and are keen on watching the catastrophe unfold before them. Considering the fact that these thoughts that “shake” the “single state” of Macbeth only take place after hearing the prophecies of the weird sisters, one can deduce that his own uninfluenced ambition would not have led him to such disastrous actions. Macbeth tries to console his “black and deep” desires by telling himself that “chance” will give him the crown, but the weird sisters awake such a murderous ambition within him that he cannot tame his own mind and consequently finds himself following a “dagger of the mind” to commit an action so grievous that the trustworthy soldier within him will never have enough peace to “sleep” again. The weird sisters play an important role in the play as the uninfluenced ambition of Macbeth would not have led to disastrous actions and this has been argued with reference to Macbeth as a
(Ephesians 5:22-33) If Lady Macbeth respected Macbeth’s decisions in not wanting to kill the King, then it would not have led to the guilt’s and consequences they both faced at the end of the story. Since Lady Macbeth is as capable of prime evil as any other man, there should not be discrimination or greater punishment between man and woman in any crimes they commit. Men and women should be punished equally and Shakespeare proves that both genders can be equally as violent and guilty as one
At first, Macbeth was hesitant about killing the king because he knew that King Duncan is a great ruler. The people love him, Macbeth is his host, and he is afraid of getting caught. Despite these considerations, however, Lady Macbeth convinces him. She tells him that they will murder Duncan at night, and they will blame it on the guards. After Macbeth agrees to the plan, explains that he has “no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself And falls on the other…” (I, sc vii, 25-27).
Macbeth acts freely and willingly to plan the murders of Banquo and his son, but much like Bradley says, instead, he finds himself bound by fate. Fleance is fated to be king or to have descendants who will be king. Macbeth can attempt to murder him time and time again but it seems that fate has determined Fleance’s future and is what is keeping him alive. Whether Macbeth is attempting to fulfill his own prophecy or stop someone else’s from coming true, he voluntarily takes action rather than let fate lead
All that selfishness causes his life to lack love and that is what leads him to destruction. Had he been honest, perhaps his life would have had another stream. In this play Claudius represents the worst in human nature -- lust, greed, corruption, and excess. Claudius and his corrupt court lie in the pleasures of the
Damasio, commonly known as, “El Tilcuate” was another one of Pedro’s many workers, and alike the others, he has been corrupted by greed. Both of his names hint to his corrupt character: “El Tilcuate” refers to a type of black viper which attacks humans, fights with other snakes and devours them, while Damasio means “domador” or tamer. Pedro Páramo offered this greedy man a small property in order for him to pretend to be a revolutionary to keep off the real revolutionaries off his land. Damasio acquired the land he desired, but lost his morality along the way: he became corrupt.