that shalt be king hereafter.”(Shakespeare, Act 1, Scene 3, lines 49-51). Immediately after hearing these, ,2 Macbeth finds out he is thane of Cawdor. This makes him believe he has to Murder the King Duncan to fulfill the next section of the prophecy. Macbeth never thought about killing the king until the prophecy was delivered to him. The downward spiral would never had been started without the prophecies spoken by the Witches.
Ambition to greed in Just a Few Simple Steps Macbeth, by the prolific William Shakespeare, is one of the most famous plays of all time. It is known for its ambitious characters and greedy actions. Three witches say that Macbeth is going to be king. After he hears what they have to say, he goes to great length to get the throne. Including murder.
.The witches represent Macbeth’s evil ambitions and make him want to know more about the future disregarding any consequences. Macbeth was deeply influenced by the witches because they were the ones guiding him to murdering Duncan. As well as the murder of Duncan, the murder of Banquo creates guilt in Macbeth which causes him to have a supernatural occurrence. The ghost of Banquo appears during the banquet where Macbeth is going to be seated. The ghost is only visible to Macbeth.
showing us that the thought of murder was already at the back of his mind. Macbeth could not have been as honourable and trustworthy as people believed him to be, given that if he had had but a shred of integrity, murder would have been the last thing on his mind. Macbeth is given prophecies by the witches and he is encouraged to act on these suggestions by Lady Macbeth, but he ultimately makes the choices to murder Duncan, Macduff's family and Banquo. The fact that Macbeth feels guilt, fears being caught and fears losing the throne reveals he has hidden anxiety. If Macbeth was truly at the mercy of fate, following the prophesise that was “set out”, he would have no difficulties in carrying out his crimes.
Orwell’s writing makes this moment in the novel so moving, for the reader, by his use of emotive language and characterisation of the animals in relation to the Russian revolution. The allegory is able to convey the feelings of betrayal the animals felt when they realised that their reality was nothing like the utopia of animalism. Napoleon and the pigs betrayed the other animals in the novella as they went against commandments 6 and 7. Orwell wrote, at this moment in the novella, that clover accepted ‘the leadership of Napoleon’. This meant that Napoleon was above all the other animals on the farm, Napoleon was a leader; therefore, the animals had to follow what he said.
The witches were the first pushes to make Macbeth even consider committing murder. When the witches say to Macbeth, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter!” (Iiii 52 & 53) He is very confused with this, since he has never met the witches before.
While this may not seem to be controlling, the mental affect on Macbeth was more damaging then anything they could have imagined. Macbeth’s mental state from the beginning when they first said the prophecy went on a massive decline sanity wise, were Macbeth could only think about how the witches predicted Banquo’s descendents to take the throne. Later on in the play, an apparition that the witches had summoned up for Macbeth says, “Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff!
Shakespeare further cultivates Macbeths quickly changing character through soliloquy and dramatic irony. His success in doing so is disclosed as the once ‘noble’ Macbeth goes against all odds to convey his idea of fulfilling the witches’ prophecies: to kill King Duncan. Macbeth also notifies us that to even anticipate slaughtering the sacred King is an act of treachery and betrayal nonetheless he delivers himself as quite motivated and determined to do so. The “horrid image”, “doth unfix” his hair and make his “seated heart knock”; his lust for ultimate power poisons his loyalty and decays at his integrity. As the play moves on, the audience observe the hasty crumbling of his devotion to God and the King.
Macbeth is the real villain and Lady Macbeth is just a partner in crime, egging him on because of her desire to be Queen. Macbeth was loyal to his King and was an excellent soldier. However his wife, Lady Macbeth could see a better future for Macbeth as King after Macbeth tells her about the witches and their prophesies in a letter. Despite these conflicting ideas, it was Macbeth himself who decided to murder Duncan and the others. It seems that most people believe that Macbeth is the real villain of the play, after firstly killing the King but then Banquo and Macduff’s family but through Macbeth’s own ambition and desire for power, Lady Macbeth was able to manipulate and evoke weaknesses in Macbeth’s character to cause his respectable needs as a loyal solider, to turn into evil motivations.
Napoleon only had interest in the power over the farm, not the power the farm had and only taking on one task with enthusiasm. This was to raise pups to his advantage that he used against the rest of the farm animals. Napoleon abuses the use of his power he has and going against his word he made at the start. Later taking up a figurehead of a human, the whole reason why the rebellion started. When Napoleon becomes the leader of Animal Farm, he takes advantage of the power he has offered to him, eventually corrupting himself within the power he has.