He lies to protect himself in situations that could warrant his execution. After the king's murder, Macbeth slaughters the two guards in order to keep his secret. When Macduff asks why the guards were killed, Macbeth says "Who could refrain/ That gad a heart to love, and in that heart/ Courage to make's love known" ( II. iii. 136- 137).
In the beginning of the play, Shakespeare reveals the characters that make up the plot of the play. The main protagonist, Hamlet is shown to be motionally unstable. After discovering the death of his father, Hamlet is seeking revenge on the person responsible. He has a strong feeling that Claudius was responsible for the murder of his father after his mother marries Claudius and Hamlet decides to put on an act that would re-enact the murder. Hamlet hopes that by visually showing the murder, he
He went mad. He believed that everyone was trying to kill him and take his throne as King. As a result, he started murdering everyone. Firstly, he ordered some murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance, because Macbeth saw Banquo’s ghost being crowned King. He succeeded to kill Banquo but failed to kill Fleance.
Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair Mrs. McGuinness Wednesday Dec 12th 2012 ENG3U1a Stephanie Clue In Dracula (1897), Bram Stoker shows how the battle between Good and Evil can shape one’s character and how one looks at the world. When Jonathan finds out that Dracula has been feeding from his wife, he and a small group of men set out to destroy him. However, in Shakespeare’s Macbeth (1606), Macbeth kills the king in order to gain power and prestige. As a result of his crime, Macbeth becomes more and more paranoid and distrustful of everyone around him, thus resulting in his eventual death. While nearly three hundred years separate these two pieces of literature, both explore how the hunger for power can destroy lives and entire nations.
Regan Coseni Mme Poliquin English – EAE 4U 11/11/11 Critical Review of Hamlet Films, Act 3: Zeffirelli vs. Branagh There are numerous different portrayals of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, whether they are in the form of films, books or theatrical plays, they are all better than the other in different aspects and for specific reasons. In this critical review, we will make a comparison of Act 3 between Franco Zeffirelli’s film version of “Hamlet” starring Mel Gibson and Kennith Branagh’s film version of “Hamlet” starring Branagh, himself. First, as far as faithfulness to sequence and language in comparison to the original written version of Act 3, Branagh’s is pretty well identical in both senses. On the other hand, Zeffirelli’s version switches a few things up. To start with, in the original version as well as Branagh’s version of “Hamlet”, the “To be or not to be” soliloquy comes before Hamlets encounter with Ophelia, where as in Zeffirelli’s version of the play, Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” soliloquy comes after the scene where he speaks with Ophelia.
Lady Macbeth and Macbeth plan to hire murders to kill Fleance and his father Banquo. The murders only manage to kill Banquo and Fleance escapes. A nobleman then kills Macbeth and the throne is restored to the King's sons. Lady Macbeth commits suicide because she felt guilty about the killings.
“Double, double, toil and trouble” (Shakespeare 75), what is the perfect recipe for an amazing play? Some may say romance, drama, and a happy ending. But then there is Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth. What makes this play amazing is the blood, the fates of immortal instruments, and light vs. darkness. It may be hard to read Shakespeare for some, but for others who can take the time and understand the “ingredients” that it took to create this amazing play, love it and bask in it.
After Macbeth had heard this he didn’t believe the witches but when he got to the base the King (Duncan) announced that since the last Thane was a traitor he will be killed and because of Macbeth’s brave acts in the war he is the new Thane of Cawdor. The prophecies had suddenly started to fall in place and Macbeth didn’t believe this was all happening. Now he couldn’t wait till the throne became his and had day dreams to sabotage the throne by killing Duncan and the rightful owner of the throne according to him. Suddenly Macbeth’s ambition was to become the king of Scotland at any cost. Lady Macbeth starts taking interest in the witches prophecies and forces Macbeth to kill Duncan.
Hamlet in his first soliloquy demonstrates his disgust that his mother has allied herself in love and in politics with her late husband’s brother, so soon after his death, “frailty, thy name is woman... to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets”. Claudius is clearly established as the villain in Hamlet, murdering his own brother and then plotting to kill Hamlet. He lies and is deceitful toying with the notion that the appearance of things is not their reality. The audience is privy to the ‘reality’ of Claudius ‘deed’, and of his guilt, through an aside, climactically stating, “then is my deed to my most painted word. O heavy burden!”.
In both cases the dead fathers tell their sons that something is amiss. also both of the ghost told their sons to remember. Both sons seek to claim their rightful places after some nudging from their fathers and best friends ( Horatio and Nala, who endorse that Hamlet and Simba are the equitable kings). At the final scenes, the evil uncles attempt to follow through with killing their nephews. In Hamlet, Claudius attempts to