Daniel Wietzke 2/8/11 Day 1 In this version of Macbeth, the actor who plays Macbeth and actress that plays Lady Macbeth try to prepare for their roles in very different way. Antony Sher who plays Macbeth prepares in a very interesting way, by visiting 2 convicted knife murderers. The first man he met seemed to be semi-sane; he felt remorse for his killing. The second man would commit the murder again if he had a second chance. Antony Sher felt as though Macbeth was closer to the first knife murderer, showing guilt for his murders.
Although it is quite different than his first encounter with murder, this murder is all Macbeth’s idea. Furthermore, instead of doing it himself he decides to hire hit men to kill his friend Banquo who he believes is in his way of getting what he wants, more power. “I am in blood, stepped in so far that I should wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go’oer” (Act I, Sc.IV, Line 136-137). This serves as a pivotal moment in this play, Macbeth has decided that he is in to far already and there is no point in going back. He has decided that he already has blood on his hands he should just keep killing and getting what he desires, which now is to secure his hierarchy position.
Revenge must begin with a motive. In the play Hamlet, Fortinbras and Hamlet both seek revenge for the death of their fathers. Hamlet desires revenge because he is ordered to do so. Also he develops a hated for the new marriage of his mother and Claudius. Old Hamlet informs his son that he was murdered by his brother.
Macbeth Act V Macbeth's death was inevitable. Because he wanted to be king, his wife talked him into murdering Duncan, who was the king and a relative, while Duncan was a guest in his home. He had his best friend, Banquo, murdered because the witches predicted that Banquo’s descendents would be kings. He also wanted Banquo’s son, Fleance, murdered, but he escaped. Macbeth had reason to be afraid of Macduff, so he sent men to kill Macduff’s wife and children.
There is Amleth/Hamlet’s dead father, the brother who killed his father and becomes king, the mother who married Amleth/Hamlet’s uncle. There is also the plan to kill his uncle, and the murder of the person behind the curtain in his mother’s bedroom. Also his uncle, now the king, also decides to send Amleth/Hamlet to England, so the King of England will kill him. The king sends two servants to accompany Amleth/Hamlet to England, but they both know the intentions of the trip, but Amleth/Hamlet end up eventually, with much plotting, having both the servants killed. And the last similarity, though not in exact description, is Amleth/Hamlet killing his uncle, the king.
A lust for power already existed in Macbeth, but it was his encounter with the three witches on his return from battle that triggered his thirst for the throne, and subsequently the deaths of many, Macbeth among the deceased. The witches told Macbeth that he would become the Thane of Cawdor, and when he did, he became obsessed with the idea that he will become the King of Scotland; “prophecy” said so. With the encouragement of his wife, Macbeth murdered King Duncan, and Banquo, who was a comrade of Macbeth. Macbeth then orders the deaths of Macduff’s wife and children, because he fears that they stand a chance of taking the throne. Upon hearing of his families’ death, Macduff returns to Scotland to confront Macbeth, who is slain.
As Macbeth became king this prophecy began to scare him. When he discovered that Macduff had fled to England he planned to destroy Macduff's family. The witches were the start of the murders but were also a source for the murders to continue throughout the play. Macbeth played the largest role in him becoming king. He was the one who murdered Duncan.
Jack had evil intents to hurt the other tribe with the conch shell. Jack and his hunters have already brutally beaten and killed Simon because they thought he was the monster in the woods. Jack had attacked Ralph’s tribe several times. Piggy did everything he could to help them stay together but when Jack made his offer the other’s followed him. After being attacked by Jacks tribe they went to Castle Rock to find Jack and his tribe right before Piggy was killed.
This was a evil decision that he made for the first time. After murdering King Duncan, Macbeth became a king of Scotland. However, he did not stop murdering. Macbeth decides to kill his best friend, Banquo and Banquo’s son, Fleance, because the three witches prophesied that while Macbeth himself would be king, it was the descendents of Banquo that would be kings down the line. In other words the kingship won’t stay in Macbeth’s line with his kids being after him.
There is none but he whose being I do fear. From this soliloquy, it’s obvious that Macbeth is once again encompassed by the extreme terror that Banquo, his best friend may know about the truth of the deed. The fear of unsecured throne terrifies Macbeth and causes him to send murderers to perform the assassination of Banquo. Later on, the unexpected escape of Fleance triggers the ideas of visiting witches once more to seek his fate. After Macbeth knows the fact that he should be aware of Mcduff, he sends orders immediately to commence a full murder of Mcduff’s family.