Therefore, I would argue that in Macbeth, William Shakespeare’s denouncement of marriage suggests women hinder the true, righteous nature of men; consequently, showing the inferior nature of women. Free from the touch of women both Macbeth and Macduff are worthy warriors (the ideal man). Macbeth at war, unhindered by Lady Macbeth, is “brave Macbeth” (1.2.16) reflecting his manliest form possible. However, Macbeth’s manliness comes into question the first time from Lady Macbeth as she “fear[s] [the] nature” (1.5. 15) of Macbeth in regard to his ambition to become king.
Sophocles’(496-406) second most famous play Antigone contains many contrasts. According to G. M. Kirkwood, “A contrast between Antigone and Creon lies at the heart of the drama can be taken for granted” (118). In the story, Antigone wants to bury her brother, who fought bravely and died on the battlefield, but to do so would be to break the law since her brother fought on the side of Argos, the enemy of Thebes. Creon, her uncle, who has become king, represents the law. Although she cares for and respects her brother, her conscience will not let her disrespect her brother.
Were it not for outside forces, he would have lived happily as Thane of Cawdor, an illustrious title in itself. Macbeth does not even want to kill King Duncan. He says “chance may crown me without my stir.” Fearing the withes message means that he will kill the king in the future, he says “Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.” Macbeth writes to his wife, telling her about the withes and how one prophecy has already come true. As soon as she hears about it, she calls on evil spirits to fill her full of cruelty so that she will the King if necessary. Macbeth, on the other hand, does not like a possible future by the withes prophecy: that he will kill his King.
However, over socialization, as Durkheim argues, could be a motive to suicide as individual tends to put others before themselves. One of the main objectives of functionalism is to find out, how social order is possible. Parsons identifies that social order is possible only if its members adhere to society’s norms and values. He argues that for this to happen, individuals have to be integrated into the social system. Primarily, the social system has its needs and to ensure that they are met, it requires the different agencies of socialisation i.e.
At the moment a lot of people seem to be fond of Macbeth and look up to him. The social hierarchy is very important in the play, with Duncan as king, Macbeth as thane and then lady Macbeth at the bottom. This would be the normal and natural order of the hierarchy and no one dares to commit regicide – killing of the king. Except for Lady Macbeth, who is against the hierarchy and wants Macbeth to kill Duncan so he can become king; however committing regicide comes with a lot of consequences... In Macbeth’s soliloquy, (Act 1 Scene7) which is when he would be at the front of the stage by himself and expressing his feelings to us, the audience, he lets us know how he is feeling towards what Lady Macbeth has asked of him.
That all changes when he returns home after telling his wife what had happened. She says “ Make thick my blood/ Stop up th’access and passage to remorse” (1.5 33-34) Lady Macbeth is the one who encourages Macbeth to become King. Now that they both believe that Macbeth is going to become king, there is nothing that will get in their way. Soon after, Macbeth decides that one of the only ways that he is going to become king, is to kill the current king, Duncan. He realized that the plan might not be reasonable and he started to second guess himself.
He is now angry with Tybalt and wants revenge. ‘Fire-eyed fury be my conduct now.’ Romeos change in mood is significant as it leads to the death of Tybalt and Romeo being banished . Shakespeare also uses dramatic irony to make Act 3 Scene 1 such an intense and significant scene. When Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt all the other characters are confused as to why. ‘Good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as my own.’ The audience know the reason why Romeo won’t fight Tybalt, which is because Romeo and Juliet are now married.
Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.
Third, Antigone is a wonderful example of a martyr. Her legacy will live on, and inspire many other rebels to stand up for their beliefs. Antigone dared to defy the King’s threat of death to bury her brother, and shows true family pride. The people take pity on Antigone, and feel that she should be let alone. Haemon, Creon's son and Antigone's betrothed, states how the people of Thebes feel.
Unseamed him makes it sound like he ripped him like you rip a seam on clothes. He is also referred to as ‘Bellona’s Bridegroom’; so the husband of the goddess of war, so he is obviously a very good soldier. In Scene 3, Macbeth is told that he will be King. He then has a Soliloquy and he says that he is thinking about murdering King Duncan, but it shakes him up so much that he hardly knows who he is anymore, and he can’t act on his idea because of his thoughts and speculations. So he is thinking about killing the king to become king but his mind is telling him that it’s a bad idea so he is confused about what to do.