Shakespeare Essay Shakespeare’s Macbeth is about a man who lets his desire destroy him and others around him. His desire to gain power made him kill innocent people and believe the prophecies of the three witches. Macbeth doesn’t let anyone get on his way to get what he wants. As a result of being greedy to become king and gain power he is left with nothing and is murdered. In the beginning of the scenes Macbeth goes from noble, to guilt-ridden.
Once Juliet wakes up she finds Romeo dead, she then stabs herself in the chest. The Capulet’s and Montague’s end the feud. Friar Lawrence’s actions and decisions are the reason for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he showed he wasn't the holy man he was supposed to be, He also made very risky plans, and didn't stop to think of the consequences before marrying Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence showed another unholy side to him in some parts of the play. For example he went on and married the two without their parents aware.
In both Hamlet and the Lion King, Simba and Hamlet are the cause of their father’s death. Unlike Simba, Hamlet was not present at the time of his father’s death; However, the jealousy of Claudius and Scar towards the heirs to the kingdom spurred their decisions to commit murder. The murder of their fathers killed Simba and Prince Hamlet so emotionally that each of these characters just wanted to escape everyone and be alone. The death of their fathers was, in a way, a death to both Simba’s and Prince Hamlet’s spirit. Both characters had such a connection to their father, which is why they were able to see the deception and trickery behind the murder of the two rulers.
The devil, or the evil spirits, take up many disguises, one of which is through Lady Macbeth. Our tragic hero does not realize that every murder will come back to haunt him. We begin to see the slippery slope Macbeth slides down as he promptly kills his best friend, Banquo, and attempts to murder Banquo’s only child, Fleance, without any outside influences. He was content killing his closest ally because he worries about the witches prophecy that “the seeds of Banquo’s kings, rather than so, come fate into the list, and champion me to the utterance…” (III.I.70-73). Even when you believe Macbeth cannot be any worse he slaughters Macduff’s entire family when he hears Macduff has fled to England; he said that he would “give to the edge o’the sword his wife, babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line”.
Hamlet thinks it’s the king who is doing the spying and therefore ends up killing Polonius. This foil of Hamlet gives him a violent image and makes him look like he doesn’t know how to control his emotions. Polonius’s problem is the same, yet the results are less severe. Polonius makes himself sound like a fool by not thinking through things thoroughly Another foil in Hamlet is young Fortinbras, the nephew to the king of Norway. Like Hamlet, Fortinbras’ father was also killed, and his uncle took over the throne.
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.
Pushed by the idea that he could be king, his growing ambition and misguided confidence in the prophecies makes Macbeth starts to ignore his conscious. After he is crowned king, Macbeth changes for the worse. He would turn into an evil, brutal killing man with no sense of morals. From the beginning to the end, it’s as if Macbeth has changed in character completely. The actions he took from killing Banquo, then having Lady Macduff and her children murdered, shows the insecurity that was present in Macbeth.
While the people in the play believe the veil of lies that the king has spread, the audience knows that in reality, Claudius was the one to kill Old Hamlet. We learn this when the Ghost appears before Hamlet and tells him, “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown.” This ignites Hamlet’s desire for revenge which in turn fuels the play. The main theme can be seen here as well, “How strange or
Richard III laughs as he ruses Lady Anne into believing that he killed her husband and father because of her beauty. “Was ever woman in this humor wooed?” Richard when he’s alone, he mocks her because she fell for his hoax. Richard was actually a very smart man and very deceiving at the same time. The beginning of act 1 starts with this heartfelt speech of Richard speaking of how he feels about his brothers and how he will reach the top. Richard is bitter, deformed, not loved, and sickened by peace, so he will set his brothers up for their death and rise up.
Both uncles fail to slaughter their brother the first time. However, they do succeed in killing the king on their second attempt. Scar and Claudius are also very sneaky and conniving to all. They both put on a phony and welcoming face to acquire what they desire. In the end, both Scar and Claudius end up dying the same way as they killed their brother.