The want to shed all her feminine qualities to gain power at any cost showed her disregard for human life. Lady Macbeth even told her husband “To beguile the time,/ Look like the time. Bear welcome in your eye,/ Your hand, your tongue. Look like th' innocent/ flower,/ But be the serpent under ’t.” (1.5.74-77) A metaphor is used to extend her advice to Macbeth. She told him to look as innocent as a flower, but to have the intentions and slyness of a snake.
(Macbeth I, v, 26) Lady Macbeth made Macbeth feel bad about himself, by lowering his manhood and bravery. Lady Macbeth deceives everyone so well that people were scared to tell her about Duncan’s death, not thinking she can handle it. “Look like an innocent flower /but be the serpent under it” (Macbeth I, IV, 65-66) this means to look innocent and pure but to be evil on the inside. At first Lady Macbeth is able to keep her cool and not think anything of the deed. Macbeth on the other hand cannot sleep and starts to see things.
The characters Tom Buchanan and George Wilson, both similar and different, are used by Fitzgerald to explain the nature of man. Tom Buchanan, a wealthy business man, was a very careless person in the book. He was careless towards his own wife and daughter. Being so nasty and distant from them creates a selfish aura that simmers off to the reader. Tom is married to Daisy Buchanan and had a beautiful daughter with her.
It was in the early 50’s where he first began entwined with the mob. The mob was on a turning point in the early 50’s. Though he never took part in any mob activities, he still gathered money from family that did. He never did any mob dealings because he felt that if he ever needed to gain money or possessions, he would gain them for the benefit of others. “This is my personal favorite characteristic of him, and most likely the smartest decision he ever made in his life.” States my Aunt Jenny about the mobster deals that Da’dooch turns down.
Mr. Gatsby really does not have any real friends, just people flocking to him to live off of his fortune. Throughout the entire novel you will also see that Mr. Gatsby struggles with his own sense of integrity. While reading you kind of being to wonder what his purpose was for the parties, to impress Daisy, to impress the people, or to convince himself that he is wealthy and loved? Only one situation will be clearly portrayed to you throughout the novel and that is
She supported her husband and Macbeth trusted her very much. Because of this trust, Lady Macbeth was able to persuade Macbeth to murder King Duncan, thereby Macbeth assuming the position of king with Lady Macbeth his queen. Macbeth carried out this plot as he felt he was obliged to give Lady Macbeth some form of ‘compensation’ as he had been unable to sire a child with Lady Macbeth. Therefore the reason for Macbeth becoming king was not only his hunger for power but to also please Lady Macbeth. Macbeth’s motive for murdering King Duncan was possibly based upon pleasing his wife as much as Macbeth’s desire to assume power.
One of the main messages he is trying to deliver to us is to always weigh what you achieve to what the consequences will be. This especially holds true for Macbeth, as when first contemplating if he should kill Duncan, not once did he think of how he could be punished. Also, when Macbeth first hears the witch’s prophecy of him being a king, he jumps directly to the idea of murder. This kind of thinking is exhibited in Macbeth’s monologue in scene 5 act 5, where he discus’s the uselessness of living, and this attitude towards life made him go mad. This also points to how unintelligent Macbeth really was.
A whole army rises up against Macbeth, yet he feels no fear because he believes in the witches’ prophecies. When he hears that his wife had committed suicide he declares that there is noting left for him to live for. He then later gets a message that the leaves of Birnam woods are coming to Dunsinane, supporting the witches’ last prophecy. Macbeth remains fearless because no man born of woman can harm him. This prophecy backfires on him because when he encounters Macduff in a battle, he finds out that Macduff wasn’t born through natural birth but by a C-section.
He does that with the aid of his evil wife Lady Macbeth. She plotted the murder, and she made most of the decisions, but forced her husband to carry them out. Macbeth visits the tri of witches again and they tell him that his friend's son will be the king. The witches also tell Macbeth that he has to fear no one because their prophecies seemed impossible. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth plan to hire murders to kill Fleance and his father Banquo.
Macbeth was then killed by Macduff and this led Macduff to be King. The three central ideas all led up to each other in a very clean mannered way. Macbeth was told given the honor of being the thore of caladore but then these three very ugly witches came to Macbeth and told him that he was going to be King soon. They never told him how no matter how much he pleaded for them to tell him when he got back to his house he told his wife Lady Macbeth about the prophecy she was overwhelmed with greed. Right away she came up with the idea of killing the king.