He made sure to put on a façade which would lead the King’s men to believe he was still a respectful and loyal man. He even went as far as killing another man to show his respect for the king and his (fake) anger about the king’s murder. Macbeth made quite a transition between the first two scenes of the play. Power was the catalyst for the change from a loyal to greedy man. People will do many things to claim power.
They both have various similarities and differences and these comparisons say a great deal about both of their characters. Now, a key difference between Banquo and Macbeth is that Macbeth is already obviously a representation of the Machiavellian concept. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants, in this case, the prestigious title, King. As soon as the three witches give him his prophecy, he is engulfed with the hunger, the desire of power. Due to this unrestrained burst of ambition, Macbeth turns to darkness and he begins to act on his thoughts even though when Banquo asks if he ever thinks about the witches’ prophecy, he denies it all.
The authors portray them in two different manners, Macbeth as the main character and Kurtz as a sort of demi-god that is only learned about by word of mouth rather than first hand events. Through studying both of these characters, we can learn who is the greater of the two evils. Macbeth started out in Macbeth as the Thane of Glamis, fighting in battle for his homeland, Scotland. At the very beginning of the play, the reader gets a very positively lit view of Macbeth. He has become victorious in battle and is going to be rewarded with a promotion by King Duncan.
They use a conch shell to symbolize who has the right to talk and for everyone to listen too. It’s a great way to keep them from going crazy, not listening to each other’s ideas, and coming together as a “team” to try and get rescued. In Macbeth, Scotland is ruled greatly by King Duncan, who gets murdered by Macbeth. Before his gruesome death, the country of Scotland was going in a great direction. 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.
In the novel, Beowulf, the main character is the epitome of an epic hero. He has great strength, he is morally sound, and, for the most part, he thinks of others before he thinks of himself. Beowulf comes to the Geats’ aid when an evil monster named Grendel terrorizes their mead hall. He courageously defeats the monster and defeats the monster’s vengeful mother. Through these battles, Beowulf’s strength, humbleness and courageousness is revealed.
Macbeth was willing to do anything he could in order to be king. Even if it meant killing those who were next in line and even witnesses. Macbeth is known as a brave and respectable man. Throughout the beginning of the play he is called, Thane of Glamis, Worthy Gentleman, and Valient Cousin. These names show that he is a respected man.
A Tragic Hero, Formed From the Worst Macbeth was once a strong, confident, and self-asserting man. Unfortunately, during his quest for control over the crown, Macbeth took a few drastic turns that led him into a spiraling downfall into despair and failure. His misfortune even ended up killing him. Macbeth had all good intentions. He wanted to rule his country, a perfectly sane and moral goal.
Macbeth is a relatively simple play that was written by Shakespeare during the Elizabethan times. In writing Macbeth, Shakespeare created an almost perfect plot line, (with no sub plot) a short introduction, rapid rising action, a climax that occurs half way through the play, followed by rapid and intense falling action and a brief conclusion. One of Shakespeare's reasons for writing the play was to illustrate the terrible consequences of murdering a king. The play was first performed in 1605, the year of the Gunpowder Plot, and this theme would be very politically acceptable to an audience composed of members of the Royal court. Shakespeare shows the murderers of a king tormented by their own guilt and driven to their doom.
To begin, with Shakespeare shows Macbeth as a valiant individual when the Sergeant says “brave Macbeth… with his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution, like valour’s minion” (Shakespeare-1.2.17-20). Because of his bravery and courageousness, Macbeth is able to take down Macdownwald by “unseamed him from the nave to the chops, and fixed his head upon our battlements” (188.8.131.52), as well as taking on the Norwegians. The victories ensures that Macbeth is respected by others including King Duncan, who calls him “O valiant cousin” and “Worthy gentlemen!” (1.2.26) Moreover, Macbeth’s valiant and braveness causes him being crowned the Thane of Cawdor by Kind Duncan. Consequently, Shakespeare portrays Macbeth’s exceptional characteristic of being rational and is seen when Macbeth questions the prophecies the three witches, he asks “But how of Cawdor? The Thane of Cawdor lives.
It is the combination of these key ingredients and mysteries that make Macbeth so compelling. Indeed, one of the most compelling things in the play is Macbeth himself. As the plays titular character, one would expect him to play a large part but the ways in which he compels the plot and reader go above and beyond expectation. Throughout the course of the play, we see Macbeth’s journey from a highly regarded battle hero to a despised tyrant, from a level headed army captain to a cold impulsive King. We witness this through the comments of the other characters in the play.