In the book, he turns Lucy Westenra, a poor, innocent young woman who had done absolutely nothing to him into a vampire to get back at Jonathan for wounding his pride “What manner of man is this, or what manner of creature is it in the semblance of man” (Dracula 49). This hints at what Dracula is and at his evil nature. In Macbeth, however, the evil in Macbeth’s character isn’t quite so apparent at first. The evil in his nature, his inner beast, takes longer to show itself. As the play goes on, Macbeth begins to care less and less about who he kills and just starts killing all of the Thanes around him because he thinks that they are going to kill him.
Macbeth does not believe the witches’ predictions until he does become Thane of Cawdor; then he begins to contemplate if the rest will become true as well. Here Macbeth’s emotions first start taking over and being the foremost factor on why he does the evil actions. His wife succumbs to this quite a bit quicker than Macbeth does because she was less restrictive, morality wise, on her free will. After Lady Macbeth heard the witches’ prophecy she believed that Macbeth deserved to be king and should do anything to become it, including murder. “Still it cried 'Sleep no more!'
Macbeth on the other hand cannot sleep and starts to see things. When Macbeth starts acting strange towards people, Lady Macbeth deceives everyone to hind their secret. When Macbeth kills Banquo and Lady Macduff, Macbeth’s guilt starts to go away because the evil and amount of power has taken over him. Lady Macbeth starts to feel guilty and is no longer able to sleep. She fears the dark, meaning she is afraid of evil and what has become of it.
It becomes clear that Hamlet did truly love Ophelia, yet hid it because he was a coward. The “ White Lie” is not only depicted through Hamlet denying his love but also putting a front up for the selfish betterment of his life style. After his outrageous lecture on self worth that Hamlet gives Ophelia, she grows incredibly mad, which ultimately leads to her death. Although the intentions of his lecture were clearly to hurt Ophelia and gain power over her, once he realizes she is dead he feels the need to express his actual love for her. His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia.
He seems to also become scared of what he is now capable of, as he is repeatedly reminded of the deed that had then taken place. Seeing Banquo’s apparition at the feast causes Macbeth to scream, leading the guest to imagine that the new King has gone mad. It is said that ghost serve only two purposes; unfinished business and untimely deaths. Macbeths mind has spiralled out of control; he can no longer sleep. This was earlier mentioned in Act 2 scene 2, when Macbeth told his wife that “Still it cried, “Sleep no
• Macbeth’s insecurity drives him to see the Witches, which in turn divert his psychological state. He feels even more insecure. • Order is restored when Macbeth is defeated and killed by Macduff. • The Ghost of Banquo is a sign that Macbeth has disrupted
Macbeth Essay Throughout the play of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, there are four themes, such as things are not what they seem, blind ambition, power corruption, and the effects of superstition on human behavior, that cause the transformation of Macbeth from a great general to a corrupt king. In the beginning, Macbeth (also known as Thane of Glamis) is a devoted general who fights for and defends his king. However, this changes when Macbeth and his friend Banquo meet the prophesizing witches for the first time. Macbeth is greeted as Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and king hereafter. It is this prophecy that will make Macbeth go astray and become the person that he never wanted to become.
With the predictions of the witches, there is an immediate shift of Macbeth’s character. Macbeth, soon after discovering the second prediction of the witches is correct, he begins contemplating the last prediction, his murder of Duncan. Macbeth while contemplating states, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, / Shakes so my single state of man that function / Is smother'd in surmise, and nothing is / But what is not”(Shakespeare 1.3.159-162). Macbeth’s aside begins his downfall, already starting to shift his character from a loyal nobleman to the ambitious tyrant, with this very acceptance of his “fate”. Additionally, soon after Macbeth’s return , Lady Macbeth, aware of the witches’ prediction, begins pressing Macbeth to murder
She is annoying Macbeth until he gives in and commits the murder. Shakespeare is writing his play as the Witches being the tormentors and the evil ones thinking of the king special in mind. This is because the king and people in those times believed that witches causes every bad thing. The king also believes that the witches also killed his mother and his father. Also because of making witches being the evil people in the play he would get more funding for his theatre.
Macbeth betrays King Duncan because the witches told him he will become king. He also betrays his friend Banquo because the witches gave him predictions that can affect Macbeth. The three weird sisters betray Macbeth because he wants things to go his way. In “Macbeth”, Shakespeare demonstrates that betrayal is lead by unreasonable decisions that cause bad consequences. Macbeth