Essentially, they are both great mean who have a position in society but each has a fatal flaw. Macbeth’s fatal flaw is ambition and Jekyll’s fatal flaw is professional vanity. Shakespeare presents Macbeth’s sense of evil through soliloquy and imagery, and Stephenson presents Jekyll’s evil through different types of narrative non-linear, third person, first person narrative and imagery. At the start of the play the tragic hero Macbeth is portrayed as loyal to the King and a brave solider. Macbeth is portrayed as a "good being" because he fought for his country and for his king.
Kingship is developed in Macbeth through the presentation of three men. These men are Duncan, Malcolm and Macbeth. Each of these three characters demonstrates three different types of kingship, which evidently adds to the play Macbeth. In short, Duncan is presented as a saintly king and too trusting, Macbeth’s only way to rule is to deceive and manipulate others for personal gain and Malcolm’s character emerges as a good man and a good king. Even before the point of Duncan’s downfall, we see that Duncan is a good man but an incompetent king.
7. 12). Macbeth’s thoughts and feelings about killing King Duncan are results of his good nature. Expert Wayne Booth says, “The testimony of other characters and Macbeth’s own moral vacillations presented early in the play suggest that Macbeth is not a naturally evil man, but a man who has every potentiality for goodness.” Macbeth’s moral values are clear examples of
In the play Macduff and Macbeth foil one another, thus making Macduff to be a better choice as a ruler for Scotland. Macduff shows heroic qualities throughout the play that Macbeth doesn’t. Macbeth is “fixed” by the witches and their predictions instead of focusing on his kingdom and the loved one around him, like for instance Banquo who is fellow kingsmen himself when acknowledging Macbeth’s strengths shows his true goodness. While Macduff on the other hand is the complete opposite and immediately shows this when saying. “ Awake, Awake ring the alarum bell murder and treason : Banquo, Donalbain, Malcom, Awake Awake Shake off this downy sleep, death’ counterfeit, And look on death itself!
4. What is ironic about the lines “No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive..greet Macbeth”? This quote is ironic because King Duncan is completely deceived by Macbeth who he trusted. This quote relates to the previous Thane of Cawdor which King Duncan trusted and said he was his friend but betrayed him. This situation is similar to the betrayal of Macbeth and the King.
One of the organizing themes of Macbeth is the theme of manliness: the word and its cognates reverberate through the play. Where it is deeply affirmative for Hamlet to say of his father. "He was a man ....", in Macbeth Shakespeare exposes the ambiguities and the perils in a career premised upon "manliness." At the first of the play, Macbeth's "manly" actions in war are not contradictory to a general code of humaneness or "kind-ness" irrespective of gender: but as the play develops, his moral degeneration is dramatized as a perversion of a code of manly virtue, so that by the end he seems to have forfeited nearly all of his claims on the race itself. Lady Macbeth initiates this disjunction of "manly" from "humane" by calling Macbeth's manhood (in a narrowly sexual sense) into question: he responds by renouncing all humane considerations, and, when he learns that he cannot be killed by any man of woman born, this renunciation of human kinship and its moral constraints is complete.
Character Flaw: Even though Oedipus is praised by his people for being a responsible and honest king, he possesses a major character flaw in his attitude towards the gods which causes the tragic torture he faces in the end. His incestuous ways are the outcome of anger from the gods for being intelligent and because the leader of the state is plagued with such a flaw the state must suffer for the wronging of the leader. Belief: This sense of contamination ultimately leads the gods to cleanse the state, household, and Oedipus by revealing the flaw to everyone and Oedipus at the same time. He is driven to the belief that he can control his own fate, and not leave it up to the gods. Lack of Belief: The people of the land are religious and live there lives according to what messengers and oracles tell them.
One of the major themes being portrayed by the writer is about tyranny. In the play, Duncan is always referred to as a “king,” while Macbeth soon becomes known as the “tyrant.” The difference between the two types of rulers seems to be expressed in a conversation that occurs in Act 4, scene 3, when Macduff meets Malcolm in England. In order to test Macduff’s loyalty to Scotland, Malcolm pretends that he would make an even worse king than Macbeth. He tells Macduff of his reproachable qualities—among them a thirst for personal power and a violent temperament, both of which seem to characterize Macbeth perfectly. On the other hand, Malcolm says, “The king-becoming graces / [are] justice, verity, temperance, stableness, / Bounty, perseverance, mercy, [and] lowliness” (4.3.92–93).
Flaws and Weaknesses Presented in Macbeth In the play Macbeth Shakespeare presents the overspreading influence of evil over the sinister and ambitious minds which lead them to committing the most villainy and valour act; this act does not only lead to victory but it affects man, the state also the state and Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s relationship. Shakespeare also provides the essential morality which encourages their development in order to bring things back to normal. It shows that Shakespeare has illustrated the change of a good person to a ghastly figure. The effect of evil I Lady Macbeth is also closely examined. In Macbeth, Shakespeare transfers the evil from the villains to the hero and the heroine.
Macbeth Quote Analysis -Quotes-“There’s no art, to find the minds construction in the face” 2) “Come you spirits, that tend to moral thoughs, unsex me here, and fill me, from the crown to the toe, top full”. 3) “ I have no spur, to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition”. Task A I find that the first quote really establishes a contrast in the play because it shows a great similarity. In this precise quote Malcolm tells his father, the king, of the disloyal acts committed by the thane of Cawdor towards him and his kingdom. The similarity is that Macbeth who the king hails and shows great respect for will later in the story commit the ultimate act of treason and murder his king.