Compare the way Napoleon and Macbeth rose to power? The way Napoleon and Macbeth rose to power was similar. In the play Macbeth, the title character, Macbeth was given prophecies by the three witches. If these prophecies came true it would make Macbeth very powerful, and they soon did which led him to killing innocent people to get what he wants. This goes the same for Napoleon from the novel Animal Farm.
Discuss how the characters of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and Duncan are established in Act I by using textual evidence to support your points. Macbeth: “return to plague the inventor” Macbeth is a person that knows what he must do but is doubtful of it. He is the war hero and got news of his promotion by the witches, who also said he would be promoted further. To make their prophecy come true he must kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth: “unsex me here, and fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full of direst cruelty” Lady Macbeth is the “true” evil.
Macbeth Motif Essay In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Macbeth the thane of Glamis is easily mislead by the prophecies of the three witches. After one of their prophecies becomes true and he becomes the thane of Cawdor he is fooled into believing the rest of the prophecies. Macbeth willing to do anything to gain the throne of King Duncan commits many murders. He kills anyone that gets between him and his ambition of the throne. His greedy and power hungry wife, Lady Macbeth, assists him in devising plans to kill King Duncan and seize Scotland.
Downfall: Macbeth’s Malevolent Ambition William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a dark tale of murder, rape, deception, and the supernatural, and it very much reflects the state of England at the time. With the death of Elizabeth I, her distant Scottish cousin James took the throne, and many other relatives of the former queen were quite angry with the fact that James got the throne and not them. There was a huge conspiracy where many relatives planned to seize the throne, but the plot was foiled and the conspirators were tortured and then executed in a brutal fashion. Many historians believe the play was written because King James was Scottish and there were not many stories of Scotland, but the deeper reason is that he wanted to show the evils and dangers in having such large ambitions, such as regicides like the relatives of King James. Now in the play, Macbeth starts off as a loyal, courageous, stereotypical, drone like war hero but once a group of witches put this idea in his mind that he could become king, he starts spiraling downhill.
3. Major characters Majors: Macbeth- Protagonist, Macbeth is a Scottish general and the thane of Glamis who is led to wicked thoughts by the prophecies of the three witches, especially after their prophecy that he will be made thane of Cawdor comes true. Macbeth is a brave soldier and a powerful man, but he is not a virtuous one. He is easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitions to the throne, and once he commits his first crime and is crowned
Although, Macbeth takes the dagger and kills King Duncan, Lady Macbeth was the one who planned to kill him that night and frame his guards. I believe that Lady Macbeth played a huge part in the murder of King Duncan. Macbeth was ambitious about becoming King, yet, at moments he felt uneasy about the idea of murdering Duncan. Lady Macbeth convinced him otherwise challenging his manhood and planning the murder to the finer details. Lady Macbeth went to great measures to make sure Duncan was killed; she even called upon the evil spirits to aid her.
That’s how it signifies Macbeth in the play. Macbeth is portrayed as a traitor and a murderer. He killed King Duncan, and is responsible for Banquo’s, and Macduff’s family’s death. In Act 5 Scene VII Macduff says “My voice is in my sword, thou bloodier villain…”. This means that Macduff will go after Macbeth for revenge after Macbeth killed his family.
Later, he seeks the witches for another prophecy which entails circumstances that will lead to his downfall; one, he can only be slain from one born by caesarian section, and second, Birnam forest moves to Dunsinane where his castle lies. The play marvelously depicts Macbeth as a tragic Machiavellian hero. According to B.K. De Paolis’ book, The Machiavel in Elizabethan & Jacobean Drama,” the Machiavellian villain-hero … embodies a character that is evil, cunning, ruthless, deceptive, treacherous, and usually foreign”. A tragic hero should be of high status with a tragic flaw, which leads to their downfall, and we should pity the poor bastard.
But being controlled by his ambition and desires, he continues to kill even after killing King Duncan. Macbeth was drowned in his temptations and fear. That way, the witches are toying around with Macbeth's mind and his ambition. They understand too well of him and what he wants. It's like their desire and goal is to push Macbeth into committing evil acts.
He creates mental images of the whole story in the reader’s mind, which is done beautifully. In my opinion I think that ‘The Landlady’ is more sinister and unusual than the ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’. This is because in ‘The Landlady’ the reader doesn’t get to know the motives behind why she poisons men and then preserves them. Whereas in ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ we get hints as to what happens and it is understandable why Mary Maloney kills her husband. To conclude, Mary Maloney is a very complex character.