Symbolism in The Scottish Play In this dark play, the symbol of blood becomes quite apparent. Not only is this dire word mentioned over forty times, but it is also a driving and reoccurring figure that greatly affects a number of characters. Both Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth, deeply feel the guilt and sin that is caused by this symbol. Blood is a haunting stain that symbolically does not leave the hands of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as it drives them to their downfall. The idea of blood in other works and novels typically evokes the idea of slaughter and massacre.
According to Benvolio, enraged Romeo said that he should have fought Tybalt in Mercutio’s place. When Tybalt, still angry, stormed back, Romeo drew his sword. They fought and Romeo killed Tybalt. As the outraged citizens approached Romeo fled away. “It was the most dreadful fight between the Montagues and Capulets”, stated a citizen of Verona.
The story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has two characters that had this kind of attitude. Tybalt and Mercutio’s rash decisions lead not only to their deaths but also to the death of the two main leading characters. Shakespeare portrays their rash decision making through the mad emotions of Tybalt and Mercutio towards each other and their aggressive personalities shown in the dialogue. As for the outcome, their rash decision making led to their own deaths. In the story, two families, the Montagues and the Capulets are long-term rivals which means every member from one family hates the other family.
Oh god, the misery, anguish – I, I’m churning with it, going under” (1432 – 1436). He would rather die himself than to feel the loss of his family. However, Creon must suffer his fate. As he mourns the bodies of his wife and son laid out on their piers he said “Whatever I touch goes wrong – once more
The experience of dealing with the death of a loved one takes its toll as being always difficult. The thing that increases this difficulty is when the death is violent. This produces a shock to the sole and I believe it’s irreversible. Some say murder is the worst evil imaginable. There are overwhelming of grief, anger, and desire for revenge.
Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo's arm, and he dies after cursing plagues on the houses of the Capulets and the Montagues. Romeo then angry after the death of Mercutio lashes out and kills Tybalt . Benvolio tells Romeo to run, because of the Prince's death threat. Benvolio tells the Prince what happened, amd sice both family's lost a member , the Prince banishes Romeo from Verona . The conflict adds to the story by making it interesting to read, and gives the reader the feeling that anything can happen at any time.
Also, when the official who is telling the city of Thebes that Oedipus blinded himself he says, “He shouts for all the barriers to be unbarred and he displayed to all of Thebes, his father’s murderer, his mothers…no, a word too foul to say…”(71). Even though Oedipus didn’t know that Lauis was his father it was still his choice to kill him and marry Jocasta although it was his mother. In addition to Oedipus being responsible for his fate he is also endowed with a tragic flaw and is doomed to make a serious error in judgment. Oedipus is arrogant and stubborn and these flaws cause him to accuse people of things they didn’t do. For example, when Oedipus says to Tiresias,”Yes, you, you planned this thing, and I suspect you of the very murder even, all but the actual stroke” (20).He is accusing Tiresias of murdering Lauis when the actual murderer is Oedipus himself.
MENTAL BREAKDOWN Have you ever thought why people fall down? Absolutely, there are many reasons, but the most important one is breaking down the mental of people. In such instances, these people have a tendency to do violence and not to obey the rules. Sometimes, as a consequence of their environment or living area, they face discrimination and they accepted like criminal and guilty person. We can come across with these people in our lives or we can see them in movies.
However, when Macbeth chooses a path unfit for a heroic warrior, he becomes tragically doomed. Once Macbeth becomes king, he also becomes subject to his tyrannical rule and obsession over power. Leading to the grisly deaths of many respected individuals within the Scottish kingdom, Macbeth’s power-hungry mentality is symbolized by the bloody state of Scotland itself. “Bleed, bleed, poor country!” (IV.iii.30), Macduff exclaims, referring to the sorry state of Scotland since Macbeth has come to power. Macbeth is also plagued by guilt in certain acts of the play, and the symbolism of blood plays an important role in identifying Macbeth’s remorseful emotions.
The evil is revealed as they discover that when total control is given to someone destruction occurs within the group. The themes that are presented in the novel regarding society and human nature is not far from different to reality. The boys start to become more violent and learn that they need to do what is essential to get what they want, no matter how much they are risking or sacrificing. This can be related to human nature as many people lose control of their actions and become violent. Jack’s group are blinded by savagery which makes them lose control of what they are doing.