She frames the Chamberlains for Duncan’s murder and constantly calls on darkness to mask her crimes. She also deceives herself into believing that she could participate in regicide and yet avoid the moral and psychological backlash, and by the end of the play she has become a victim of her own duplicity. Macbeth, the tragic hero, practices deception to achieve his goals, but increasing discards the need for deceit and instead chooses brute force and violence to protect his position. Ultimately, he too fails because of the trickery of the Witches and his desperate determination to delude himself. The Witches appearance in Act 1, Scene 1, sets the tone for the rest of the play.
As an act of revenge for the calculated and careless murder of his father Hamlet fakes insanity or madness and plots to kill him. Hamlet is enraged by this and therefore sets into an action that produces questions throughout centuries that have yet to be fully answered as to whether or not he was really insane. Shakespeare seemed to have written Hamlet after the death of his son. Within the tragedies of Hamlet and King Lear one has to wonder if feelings of grief threatened to overwhelm the writer. In his effort to deal with his grief an outpour of tragic plays came forth.
In the play Macbeth, the main theme is the corruption of power through unchecked ambition. Macbeth is a faithful soldier and a good man, until three witches tell him of his future. Upon telling his wife the grand news, she devises a scheme where Macbeth kills the king in order to make his future the present. Macbeth is wary at first, and often talks of his guilt and soul before the murder, but, in order to please his wife, and feed his desire to become king, he murders the poor king in his sleep. He then blames two guards for the deed and becomes king of Scotland.
Is Macbeth Responsible For His Downfall? Who is responsible for the downfall of Macbeth? He is manipulated by the witches, encouraged by his wife, but ultimately he chooses to act. His first conference with the witches, Macbeth’s ambition was planted and his mind was overwhelmed with thoughts of murder and betrayal. It fair to say, in addition, that if his betrayal caused this extensive pain that clouded him after he murders Duncan, Banquo and the Macduff’s that it wasn’t a case of fate and was his own doing.
All of these apparitions were eventually proven correct, Macduff (who killed Macbeth) was ripped from his mother’s woom, Macduff and his men used the Birnam forest as camouflage. No matter what Macbeth tried to do to avoid these apparitions, he fell victim to fate. Although fate seems to deal the final blow to our main character, it can be argued that his weak emotions off the battlefield are what truly destroyed him. The constant power struggles of his wife and demanding the three witches to tell him the prophecy (evidence of greed), triggered irrational decisions by Macbeth. If he did not allow his wife to manipulate him and did not become obsessed with the prophecy, he most likely would never have considered killing King Duncan, which is the single most influential reason Macbeth dies.
Now in the play, Macbeth starts off as a loyal, courageous, stereotypical, drone like war hero but once a group of witches put this idea in his mind that he could become king, he starts spiraling downhill. For days he pondered whether to let nature take its course and let fate decide, or intervene and take matters into his own hands. He kills the King, takes the throne, but becomes paranoid and belligerent. Soon after this change, a rebellion forms who goes after him and kills him. William Shakespeare’s Macbeth showcases how one’s desires can change him, bring out the true primal instincts in a man; and as the play progresses, this change becomes quite evident.
Laura Niemi Dr. Tait ENG 450 21 October, 2012 Othello The analysis of this play doesn’t begin with Othello, but it does start with the fact that Iago is the evil person portrayed here. He plays on Othello’s thoughts and emotions which makes Othello absolutely insane. He uses the passion that Roderigo has for Desdemona as a dagger to play on his unending nerves. He also uses Cassio’s character of love as well as drink against the lieutenant, along with Desdemona’s chastity against her. His plan of action was almost complete if he was able to murder Cassio.
Tensions increased in the communities because people wanted ownership of land. Certain families wanted to own more land, so they accused others of witchcraft so they could be executed. Women were mostly accused of witchcraft rather than men. Male dominance and social structures couldn’t be changed, and Puritans feared women being in power. Witches were described as “outspoken” and were said to be widows who received land and money from their dead husbands.
Now they are enemies. Their fine love’s grow sick…” (pg 1). In the beginning Medea’s passion towards Jason is so great she steals from her father, murders her brother, and causes the death of Jason’s Uncle, Pelias. Later her passion turns to rage when he alienates her and she begins planning the murders she will commit in an ultimate way to hurt Jason for leaving her. She speaks to the Corinthian women and asks them to keep her secret if she were to find a way to punish Jason, his bride, and her father, “And so I want to ask something from you.
He also introduced polygamy which most people believed to be a sin. His hatred for slavery also made the people of Missouri angry as it was a slave owning state. Many of these aspects led him to be hated from Kirtland to Nauvoo with no intention to resolve any of the problems which then Brigham Young had to face. Brigham Young had great organizational and better fear inducing skills. Once Joseph Smith died he was able to take complete control much like a dictator does when an unloved monarch dies or is deposed of.