From the very beginning of the play there are allusions to what he ideal man is supposed to be like. In the first scene, Macbeth is characterized as the quintessential man. He is strong and courageous and battle, a characteristic that is seen by many to be ideal. He fights for his country and the love of his king. “For brave Macbeth—well he deserves that name—/ Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel/ Which smoked with bloody execution/ Like valor’s minion carved out his passage” (I, i, 16-19).
If it wasn't for the influences of the people surrounding him, he would have lived happily as Thane of Cawdor, an honourable title in itself. The downfall of Macbeth was ignited by the actions by those around him, mainly the witches and his wife Lady Macbeth, and eventually, his ambitions took over. Macbeth never had the intention of killing his king, but was ultimately persuaded that it was the correct thing to do. The three witches planted the seed of ambition within Maceth. They were the driving force behind Banquo and King Duncan's killing.
Initially, Brutus was a man for the people who did what he believed was necessary. Cassius had forced Brutus into thinking that Caesar was in fact ambitious, Brutus believed him and thought that by murdering Caesar, it would save the lives of the Roman people in the long run. Whereas many of the conspirators killed Caesar because they feared the possibility of him becoming too powerful, Brutus killed him so the people could someday live freely. Brutus loved Caesar dearly, in yet he still had the Roman people in his heart as his first priority. Additionally, Brutus died for his people.
He explains that he is glad enough with the honors he is currently receiving and with the knowledge that he will almost certainly be appointed King at Duncan’s death, so sees no reason to rush the procedure and run the risk of getting caught. At this, she pounces on him furiously, attacking his ego: calling him a coward, and asking him what has happened to the bravery he once had. She is intent on going through with her plans, and does not want him to lose sight of what he could have. It is clear that she has not thought about the moral implications of the act. All she cares about at the moment is that her husband completes the task he had set himself.
Playing off of this ethos is the first persuasive appeal Brutus uses. When first addressing the commoners of Rome, they are unaware of the reasoning behind killing Caesar. Keeping this in mind, Brutus knew he had to seem like a credible source so that the people would believe him and any sort of outbreak would be avoided. By simply intimidating the audience by telling them to quiet down and listen to his reasoned words, they are more susceptible to Brutus’ persuasive efforts. The audience is initially memorized by the Brutus they love, and are grateful for the ‘honorable acts’ he committed.
How does ‘Macbeth’ in Macbeth and the narrators in the Browning poems ‘The Laboratory’, ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ present strong feelings that murder is the correct thing to do? In Macbeth, Macbeth’s feelings towards murder develop throughout the first Act. This contrasts the narrators of the Browning poems, who feel strongly that murder was or is the correct thing to do from the beginning. In Act 1, Scene 2 of Macbeth, he is portrayed as a loyal and brave soldier, and someone who never consider regicide. He is described as ‘Brave Macbeth’ which suggests he was prepared to risk his life in order to protect the King.
Like persuading the crowd to go against the conspirators by saying the quote,” Brutus is wise Brutus is noble…” and putting all the blame on Lepidus for his actions. He also has some loyalty but very different then Brutus’s loyalty. He is loyal to his friends but not so loyal to Rome. How might you say he is loyal to his friends, he goes and avenges Caesar’s death by turning everyone against the conspirators. Mark was also brave unlike Brutus he fights to the death on the battlefield and doesn’t give up.
Macbeth compared to Porphyria's Lover Macbeth’s obsession is his thirst for power; you could say that Porphyria’s lover’s obsession is his desire to preserve the perfect moment in their relationship. The human flaw of lack of remorse is experienced by the speaker in ‘Porphyria’s Lover’. Shortly after his brutal murder, he says; ‘And strangled her. No pain felt she; I am quite sure she felt no pain.’ The repetition of the words ‘no pain’ show lack of remorse as despite committing this horrific crime, he shows no emotions and, typical of a 19th century man, shows the eponymous character thinks he is in control of the women and knows what she is feeling. The shocking offence of murder is juxtaposed with these words (‘no pain felt she’), which demonstrates this man’s madness due to the drastic contrast, showing his mind is all over the place.
“More is thy due than more than all can pay” (1.4.21). King Duncan says this to show how he is grateful of Macbeth for wining the war. As events unfold, Macbeth shows his true character when he kills Duncan to become king. This shows he has a false appearance because Duncan thought the two were friends and Macbeth would not kill a relative. Towards the end of the play Macbeth gets caught up in a killing spree by hiring people to murder Banquo and his son, and by having everybody in Macduff’s castle killed: The castle of Macduff I will surprise, Seize upon fife: give to th’ edge o’ th’ sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate
In Julius Caesar Brutus starts out as Caesar’s good friend. In the beginning of the play, Cassius asks Brutus if he wants Caesar to be king and he replies, “I would not, Cassius. Yet I love him well” (Act 1, Scene 2).This shows that he did care for Caesar and he respected him. However when he helped kill Caesar he lost Rome’s respect even though it was for the “good of the country”. This eventually leads to Brutus’ fearful death, his