Macbeth is an extremly complicated character to portray. His personality changes throughout the play beginning as an honurable war-hero and being praised highly by the King; making him Thane of Cawdor even though he was already Thane of Glamis. He then becomes a hesitant murderer, constantly distressed about his situiation ‘I am afraid to think what I have done’ to actively planning the murder of Banquo and showing little contrition for the death of his wife, Lady Macbeth ‘She should have died hereafter’ and becoming responsible for the massacre of Macduff’s wife and children.it is imperative that the actor playing Macbeth understands the intricacy of his character. He must also be able to show the contrast between Macbeth’s character in Act 2 Scene 1 and Act 5 Scene 5, in order to portray Macbeth, the actor must contemplate the mood and tone of what he is saying, his gestures and actions to match a certain phrase or speech. Also his facial expressions are very important.
Once he was crowned King, he became paranoid and ceased trusting anyone which had led him to killing several other lives. His paranoia was ambushed by his fear of losing the throne. Macbeth “fears in Banquo” for multiple reasons; he is naturally more superior, he had heard the prophecy and his sons were said to be Kings. In his paranoia, he sends murderers to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance. Furthermore, Banquo was murdered under Macbeth’s commands.
It is in human nature that the more power one desires the more corrupt one’s actions must become to achieve it. The tragedy of Macbeth is about a Scottish noble whose lust for power leads him to do many terrible deeds that in the end lead to his demise. Although Macbeth is ultimately responsible for his fall from greatness, the witches’ prophecies and Lady Macbeth’s manipulation assist in his downfall. Macbeth’s growing character degenerates from a noble man to a violent and paranoid individual. At first, Macbeth and nobility were synonymous terms.
The only crime is pride.” Creon is killing her because he feels it will improve his image to his people so they will be fearful and obey his laws. In this way he is so full of pride that he can’t even think about the incredible emotional damage he inflicts on his own son Haimon, who is engaged to Antigone. Creon was selfish, and too late, he learned that he was wrong. His pride would not
My ambitions hath clouded my judgement, I desired the power so much that I could naught distinguish the supernatural insinuation underneath their words. Yet if naught for my husband, Macbeth, whom is “too full of the milk of human kindness”, stumbling into the flaws of every plan, wouldst it naught have turned out different? ‘Twas his fault our power has reigned so short –with his womanly qualities of remorse and guilt, how canst he call himself a man? His conscious ruined my plotting’s and schemes of murder! ‘Tis were me in the armour, and Macbeth in skirts!
Macbeth’s ambition to become king, which is a position of great control over scotland’s affairs, causes him to lose control in his own life. In order to attain the throne, Macbeth commits murder, and the resulting guilt overwhelms and takes over his life. He becomes paranoid, and as he attempts to secure his throne by removing anyone whom he suspects to be a threat, he neglects Lady Macbeth, who had ultimate control over him so that he lost control in his life when Lady Macbeth distanced from him and died. Even at the beginning of the play, Macbeth had become submissive to the fate that the witches had prophesized for him, such that he did not account for the choices that he makes in life anymore and lost control. Macbeth becomes victim to guilt when he kills Duncan for the throne, and guilt then takes over his life, leaving him without control of his own behaviors.
Macbeth responds, in brief, as a loyal thane to the Scottish king, but the prospect unnerves him. * The audience could see Macbeth’s ambition leading him to cursed thoughts which has been greatly *enforced and twisted* by the* malicious* witches. *The caution from the first apparition causes Macbeth to start a bloody massacre across England, killing families of people who may threaten his position. After this point in the play, we see *that *Macbeth* has* turn*ed* into a ruthless tyrant* in the hope of avoiding fate*, so desensitized to humanity that even the suicide of his wife *could not arouse grief from him. * All he could muster was* “She should have died hereafter”.
After fleeing from Corinth, Oedipus encounters Laios on a crossroad. After being asked to move aside and refusing, Laios goes to strike Oedipus with a blunt object. However, Oedipus ends up killing Laios and all but one of his servants (thus killing his father and fulfilling part of the prophecy). This error of judgment involves Oedipus’ hubris which can be defined as a sort of arrogant pride or over-confidence. Put together, his mistake and sense of arrogance magnify his tragic flaw.
Thus, they take advantage of the power he gave them. This ultimately leads Macbeth to the deterioration of his pride as a man, influences his decision to murder, and his downfall as a leader. In Macbeth, the three witches are shown to harm Macbeth’s pride. They claim to know Banquo and Macbeth’s fates, for they predict: “Lesser than Macbeth, and greater. Not so happy, yet much happier.
Deadly sins The seven deadly sins are renowned for a reason, which is that just one of them can drive a person insane. Greed and envy together can lead a person into doing immoral and unjustified deeds. In the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, Claudius is the villain who contradicts Knight's The Embassy of Death because Claudius's actions and behavior result from his innate greed for wealth and envy of true love that his brother King Hamlet had; on the other hand, Knight views that his actions were forced upon him due to Hamlet's unstable mentality. (wrap up the thesis statement, condense to the main point. You don't need to make a comparison, but pick which view you agree with, Knight or Shakespeare's, or make it into 2 separate sentences.