Okonkwo and Macbeth are both heavily influenced by other characters, fuelled by the expectations of their societies, and driven to act based on their tragic flaw. The reason behind all the actions Okonkwo takes can be traced back to one person; his father. Okonkwo grew up hating Unoka’s laziness and he “was ruled by one passion- to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved” (Achebe 13). This led him to rule “his household with a heavy hand” (Achebe 13), and treat his family poorly. He is afraid to show affection, as seen with Ezinma and Ikemefuna.
Wipe it out of your mind, we never touched Abby." Clearly from this quote, Proctor was ashamed of his affair with Abigail and was angry with his self because he committed adultery. Proctor wished to forget the affair but as the play went on, he finds it hard to convince Abigail to stop having feelings for him. Also, we learned about the hatred between Proctor and Parris, they both did not get along due to different beliefs and culture. Proctor did not like the authority Parris had as he said, “I like not the smell of this authority.” Proctor hated Parris so much that he did not attend church regularly.
As the play goes on, Macbeth begins to care less and less about who he kills and just starts killing all of the Thanes around him because he thinks that they are going to kill him. His life starts to fall apart and he goes to see the three witches for a second time. Macbeth even turns on his best friend, Banquo because he remembers the witches saying that Banquo’s children will someday hold the Scottish throne “Then prophet-like they hail’d him father to a line of Kings: Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown” (Macbeth Act 3 63-65). This proves that Macbeth no longer cares about the people who have been his friends and trusted allies for many years. All he now cares about is
However, shortly thereafter Victor's emotions change. Victor says, "But now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart" (Shelley 55). After realizing his creation's horror, his feelings toward him change and he begins to loathe his experiment. He was happy that he finished creating the creature on one hand but in the end he bang to feel sickened and appalled at his work of art which then leads to the cause of a downfall in his life altogether. The creature survived
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. For days he pondered whether to let nature take its course and let fate decide, or intervene and take matters into his own hands. He kills the King, takes the throne, but becomes paranoid and belligerent. Soon after this change, a rebellion forms who goes after him and kills him. William Shakespeare’s Macbeth showcases how one’s desires can change him, bring out the true primal instincts in a man; and as the play progresses, this change becomes quite evident.
He would not tell anyone of the reason behind his sorrow, and this secrecy and guilt would manifest itself through illness. Every time someone dies, Victor feels more sorrowful and guiltier, yet he never reveals why he feels this way and quickly falls ill. He becomes a burden to those who care, as they have to take care of him. This time, it’s different, (which can be interpreted as an indicator that the climax is near), and by the end of the passage, Victor doesn’t feel that he’s helpless in this situation, in fact, he is determined to do something for his loved ones instead, and this time, Victor is not afraid of the monster, he will face the monster. This is indicated at the end of the passage, as Victor realizes that postponing the wedding will not bind the monster, and it may get revenge in some other, more horrifying way.
He seems to also become scared of what he is now capable of, as he is repeatedly reminded of the deed that had then taken place. Seeing Banquo’s apparition at the feast causes Macbeth to scream, leading the guest to imagine that the new King has gone mad. It is said that ghost serve only two purposes; unfinished business and untimely deaths. Macbeths mind has spiralled out of control; he can no longer sleep. This was earlier mentioned in Act 2 scene 2, when Macbeth told his wife that “Still it cried, “Sleep no
His fear of losing his unworthy position on the throne drove him to the brink of a mental breakdown. His fear of everyone else caused him to not only destroy himself, but his entire country. 14. Macbeth took everything way too seriously, and his paranoia caused him to make mistakes he normally would have never made. Although he was never in any danger, his subconscious mind twisted reality against himself, crossing a threshold of no return.
Central ideas of Macbeth are those like in the beginning of the play when the Three Witches tell Macbeth that he is going to be King. When telling Macbeth he was going to be King they gave him a sense of greed. When he told his wife about this prophecy she cond Macbeth into killing King Duncan. Killing the King was another Central Idea, The central idea led to the sons of King Duncan to run for their lives leaving the next person in place taking the throne who was you guessed it! Macbeth.
Whether if he is naïve or whether it is his ego, Victor believes that when he does not follow the creatures demand for him to create a female monster for him, he is only putting his life in danger. For example, when the creature says he will see Victor on wedding night, he believes he is the target of the creature. He sadly finds out that it was Elizabeth who was the target when he says “I rushed towards her and embraced her with ardour, but the deadly languor and coldness of the limbs…The murderous mark of the fiend’s grasp was on her neck, and the breath had ceased to issue from her lips,” (Shelley 204). At this point near the end of the book, Victor finally realizes what the creature wants, but the creature feels the determination to make victors life miserable. It is best said by a blogger when they said “The monster yearns to be a part of society, wants to be recognized by his creator, and desires to have a wife so that he can know kindness and love first hand.