Lady Macbeth - cold hearted, power, witch-like - is the most reasonable for turning Macbeth into an evil murderer. Her influences and desire to acheive more power is displayed throughoutthe play, particularly within her relationship with Macbeth. When Macbeth attempts to reconsider his plan to kill the King Duncan, Lady Macbeth is absolutely furious. She tells Macbeth "Screw your courage to the sticking place and we'll not fail". Lady Macbeth understands that in order to committ murder they both must remove all sense of humanity.
“(1.3.47-49) These three lines are extremely crucial to the play because it gives Macbeth his beginning thoughts toward receiving the throne. Shakespeare made the witches deceive Macbeth and Banquo who begin to believe they are invincible and have much to look forward to. This proves misogyny in Shakespeare because it ultimately put the witches to blame for all the horrible events in the play. Shakespeare also portrays his misogyny through Macbeth as he belittles the witches by saying, “How now, you secret, black and midnight hags.” (4.1.47) In Shakespeare’s era, chivalry and respect toward women was big. By having a character in his play say this to three so called women, seems
Electra fights with her mother, Clytemnestra, and her mother’s lover, Aegisthus, because she feels betrayed by them as they killed her father. When Electra and Orestes are finally reunited, they plot against their fathers killers, and finally kill them. The play has several themes, such as vengeance and deception which are extenuated by the heightened realism style of the play. In Electra’s introductory speech, I would emphasises her agony of her father’s death, as this is the main reason the character is vengeful. To fit with the heightened realism of the play, I would exaggerate the mental pain that the character is going through by associating some lines with physical pain, such as ‘But my mother, and her bed mate Aegisthus, Split open his head with a murderous axe’.
Well, throughout the play you see Lady Macbeth who is the catalyst and pushing Macbeth to commit many treacherous acts so in that way she seems like the villain as she commits villainous deeds. Macbeth was originally influenced by Lady Macbeth into committing various murders as she kept him motivated in the actual deed and is almost solely responsible for planning the particulars of the murder (drugging the guards and planting the blood-stained daggers on them), Macbeth never wanted the world of so much power and so did not really know what to do while he was confused and scared. It was no different than a mother convincing her child to kill for her ,the evil tendencies in her gave her
Lady Macbeth is a victim of her uncontrolled ambition.This ambition causes her to push herself and Macbeth to the very edge. She convinced Macbeth to kill Duncan by questioning his manliness. Lady Macbeth shows her negative ambition and ruthlessness while speaking to Macbeth in this quote: "Was the hope drunk?...Like the poor cat I' th' adage." (Act I, Scene vii, Lines 35-45) In this quote Lady Macbeth is asking Macbeth if he is afraid to kill Duncan, and if he has enough courage to say so. She is asking him if he wants to be king or not, and if he is to be king he must commit regicide.
However, at the end, Lady Macbeth displays the feeling of guilt of killing so many people and realizes what she did before was all wrong. Lady Macbeth shows her strength when she fearlessly prays to the devil to make the milk in her breast into bitterness and give her ability to do evil. She soliloquizes:”Come to my woman’s breast and take my milk for gall, you murdering ministers, wherever in your sightless substances. You wait on nature’s mischief. Come, thick night and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, that my keen knight see not wound it makes” (335, 48-54).
A jealous motive that has turned into a strong desire to destroy Othello’s life is shown from the quote; “I hate the Moor; And it is thought abroad that 'twixt my sheets 'Has done my office. I know not if't be true; Yet I, for mere suspicion in that kind, Will do as if for surety.” (1.3) This is because Iago had thought that Othello was committing adultery with his wife Emilia. I used this quote in the visual representation to show the steps of how jealousy progressed. Iago had induced his will to destroy Othello by his cunning motives. The quote was an explicit example of how jealousy drove Iago to commit his actions.
Leah was the first one of the Price sister to notice their sister being bitten by seeing “Ruth May’s bare left shoulder, where two rd puncture wounds stood out.” (Kingsolver 364) Rachel’s reaction to the death of her sister says a lot about the character she developed into here in the Congos. When her sister passed, she thought about what would happen when she got home. The only thing that really got her feelings in a twist is how she believes she will be seen as the “girl they’d duck their eyes from and whisper about as tragic.” (Kingsolver 367) She was sad at first but just cared about what others back home thought of home. Selfishness is in full force in Rachel at this moment. When a kid dies in Congo, the mother and whole
What can we say for a person that poisons her little sister because they both love the same man? The answer is obvious: wicked, evil and monstrous person. During the whole play Goneril and Regan are portrayed as bad wives and even worse daughters. However, this final action, before taking her own life away, is the final piece of the puzzle of Goneril’s character. From the start of the story Goneril is working together with her beloved sister against King Lear.
Mean girls/ Julius Caesar Comparative Essay In the movie Mean Girls by Tina Fey and the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare there are many motifs. I will be specifically looking at motifs of betrayal from both stories that illustrate the theme “you have to be careful who you trust”. In the movie Mean Girls the main character Cady becomes very good friends with Regina George. Later in the movie Regina lies to Cady by telling her that she is going to hook Cady up with a boy, when really, Regina is trying to get with that same boy. Another example of betrayal in the movie Mean Girls would be when Cady gets all of Regina’s good friends to turn against her.