In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the main character initially demonstrates qualities of being a tragic hero, but by conclusion of the play his deceitfulness and his overwhelming gullibility lead him to be portrayed as a criminal. Macbeth has serious issues with power, greed, and even his own self- esteem and self- conscious. He knows when he kills Duncan and Banquo that it is the wrong thing to do but he still does it anyways. He also becomes obsessed with idea of power and becomes more power hungry as each day passes. He has become an unstoppable killing machine who believes he is invincible once the three witches reveal their prophecies and their apparitions to Macbeth.
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.
Another example of his cleverness is when he killed all the people that were threatening his wife to marry him and thought up a way to get rid of them. Odysseus greatest weakness is his pride. Although pride can be a great thing, he has too much of it. Odysseus is a great warrior but he isn’t perfect and has flaws, such as his pride. One of Odysseus’s strengths is his creativity in solving problems.
He commits murder and puts his entire kingdom in danger. Still, many of his evil acts are committed while he is under the influence of the Weird Sisters and Lady Macbeth, who are often considered to be the true villains of the play. At the end of the play, Macbeth realizes the evil he has committed and seems to feel sorrow for such. Because of this realization Macbeth is often viewed as a tragic hero, for tragic heroes almost always recognize the errors they have committed by the end of their stories and seek, in some manner, to atone for them. Macbeth is indeed a bit too complex to be categorised as a villain or a hero.
A person with so much power will go to extremes to achieve or maintain it. A tragic hero is Aristotle’s view on a great or virtuous character that has a major flaw which leads to a downfall or suffering. Macbeth kills King Duncan in order to take his place after being named Thane of Cawdor because of his flaw of being too easily persuaded. In the beginning of the play Macbeth was a great man respected by all the people of Scotland. He is given hope by the supernatural giving him the dream of once becoming King of Scotland.
Why does this sturdy soldier become a mean killer and, worse, a hirer of thugs to do his killing for him even when he himself acknowledges that his actions are sure to bring retribution upon him? Why does Lady Macbeth feel it is in her duty as a ‘loving’ wife to drive them both into evil ways? And why do so many good men allow this vicious couple to gain total power and ruin the state of Scotland? Some aspects of the Macbeth story have become horribly familiar in our world today. Several modern rulers (from everyday fathers to leaders of the country) have begun as ‘brave soldiers’ and ended as crazy destroyers because of their poor choices and the consequences.
Cody Olson WBIS 188-013 November 2, 2012 Niesen What Kind of Man are You? The films Fargo and The Man Who Wasn’t There are two Coen brothers’ films in which greed and mishap are two common themes. Jerry Lundegaard, from Fargo, and Ed Crane, from The Man, are two men who want a quick and easy way out of their current financial distress and living situations. Both men try different get-rich-quick schemes, but because of their lack of communication skills and their own greed, they put many lives at risk, while putting their plans into action. The films are much more alike than one would originally think.
Macbeth’s Drive By Macbeth is the notorious gang leader that formed his crew in Glamis, Scotland. Macbeth is known for his nobleness; however society does not recognize his shady garments because of Macbeth’s status and role to the nation. His later acts are performed violently and wickedly once he finds out he has an opportunity to rise to the greatest power possible. Death was not at stake for this gang leader, as Macbeth was sworn to immunity unless the Birnam Woods comes to Dunsinane by the three witches. With this rest assured, Macbeth can carry out his deeds with nothing to worry.
His army was great, and his kingdom was in wonderful condition and everyone adored him as their king, and when he was murdered it took a huge toll on the community of the country. As these stories start off good, they grow into a civilization of huge chaos. In Macbeth the tragic death of the King leads the whole town into chaos. “If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me”, States Macbeth in act 1. This quote tells us how much Macbeth wants to be kings.
Operation: Revenge Would you be willing to go against a major syndicate corporation knowing that your life is on the line every minute of every day just to get back what you deserve? That's what happens to Parker in the 1962 Richard Stark's thriller novel The Hunter. Parker is a mean and nasty person who does not care about anyone else but himself. He was out to go and get Mal who helped him out on a heist, but backstabbed Parker to get more money to help pay a debt he owed to the Outfit. The Outfit is a hotel that has gradually developed into a place where the people of the organization can safely launder money.