Hamlet’s father’s ghost drives the whole plot by telling Hamlet that he must go for revenge against Claudius and avenge his death. This kick starts the plot and sets the theme of revenge. He also puts pressure on Hamlet to get revenge by telling him that if he ever loved him he would take revenge on Claudius. Hamlet’s main theme is revenge because there are many different plots within the play centered on revenge, Hamlets revenge on Claudius, and Laertes’s revenge on Hamlet for killing his father Polonius are just two examples of the theme of revenge. In The Lion King the theme of revenge is shown through the actions of Simba who returns to defeat Scar and avenge his father’s death by taking revenge on Scar.
Becoming a Monster In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth, a respected Scottish general with good morals, becomes victim to his wife’s devious plan for him to kill the king to become king. At first, Macbeth only kills those necessary to become king however progressively develops into a character that kills whoever inhibits him from getting to his goal. His shift from killing those with a purpose to killing whoever gets in his way shows his transition from a man easily tempted yet morally good at heart to a monster that is easily succumbed to power. This contributes to the overall theme that a man, when tempted, can become a power-hungry monster. It is evident that Macbeth was once good, or rather, more compassionate towards the beginning of the book.
Hamlet stabs the king and Laertes remarks, “He is justly serv’d” (5.2.294). Accordingly, Hamlet must also receive justice as well for he unwittingly murdered Polonius. Laertes achieves this retribution for both Polonius and Ophelia, whose death was spurred by Polonius’. Nearing the end of their lives, Laertes beseeches Hamlet, “Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet: Mine and my father’s death come not upon thee, nor thine on me!” to ensure that the two may pass peacefully without lingering dissention. (5.2.295-297) Gertrude’s lustful pitfall is also resolved when she sacrifices herself for her son by taking the poisoned drink.
Brutus was the last of the conspirators to stab Caesar, while Lady Macbeth plots the murder of Duncan. Brutus also made a plan how do kill Caesar, similar to Lady Macbeth who manipulated her husband to commit a murder. These two character are great planners and liars, because their victims didn’t know what they are up to. Lady Macbeth and Brutus are both loyal and loving wife and husband, however, when Macbeth doubts his intension to kill Duncan, Lady Macbeth, manipulates him effectively by questioning his manhood, while when Portia kills herself, Brutus seems like he doesn’t really care about his wife’s death. This could be explained by Lady Macbeth’s ambition and the fact that Brutus was in state of chaos when his wife killed herself.
The King announced “...For brave Macbeth…well he deserves that name…his brandished steel smoked with bloody execution.” This metaphor hints that Macbeth is a brave, heroic, merciless fighter; it also tells us that he has gained a good reputation, as he is receiving praise from the King. This ‘fame’ along with Lady Macbeth’s encouragement, brewed some cunning evil plans in his head. He wanted to kill King Duncan and frame the chamber guards for his murder, and ultimately, the kings very own sons, Malcolm and Donalbain. He did this so he could become even more powerful, and gain the title ‘King Macbeth.’ After Macbeth ‘takes the plunge’ and murders King Duncan, he is in a deep state of shock. He says “why do I yield to that suggestion, whose horrid image doth unfix my hair, and make my seated heart knock at my ribs.” He is revolted by his actions, and still can’t believe what he has done.
(1.6.35-38) Her drive behind Macbeth drove him to kill Duncan. However, when Macbeth is initially told that he will become king, he becomes overwhelmed with the idea. After consulting his wife, Lady Macbeth, he comes to the conclusion that he must kill in order to obtain the throne. Soon, his indulgence in power and his habit of killing to
In the play Macbeth ambition is what causes a once strong, noble, valiant, heroic warrior to debilitate his good-natured self and throw his morals away. It is ambition that causes Macbeth to kill many people who were once close to him and ultimately lead to his downfall. Before the meeting with the witches he was a very loyal man, to his wife, his king, his friends, and his country. Macbeth was seen as a brave and loyal man by all of his peers, including the king. He was willing to risk everything he had to protect Scotland, and because of it he overthrew the corrupted Thane of Cawdor.
Both the Patriot and Braveheart were about superior warriors fighting for their freedom from a strong governmental rule. Also, both protagonists were fighting in the revenge of a murdered loved one. In Braveheart, William Wallace was fighting for his childhood sweetheart who had been murdered by the English government because she refused to let them have their way with her. In the Patriot, Benjamin Martin is fighting for his son,
They hold all qualities of tragic heroes, It may seem like they are just star-crossed lovers who die because of their families war but there’s much more to it. Throughout the story Romeo shows many flaws. He is very impulsive and doesn’t make the wisest decisions. For example killing Tybalt, he says in Act 3, scene 1 on page 125, Romeo quickly regrets his decision and says “O, I am fortune’s fool!”. He means that fate has made a fool of him.
Full of grief Maximus is captured by slave traders and is sold to become a gladiator. He quickly becomes a favorite of the crowd; so much so that Commodus feels he has to challenge Maximus to a duel when Maximus refuses to kill another gladiator defying the order of death given by Commodus. Commodus knows that Maximus is a greater warrior then he is and has Maximus stabbed prior to the dual puncturing his lung. Maximus kills Commodus and wins the duel but lies dying on the field of the Roman Coliseum. He orders the release of the rest of the gladiators and the