Macbeth’s Motivations Analyzation Essay Has you ever wanted something so bad that you were willing to commit horrendous deeds to accomplish it? In Shakespeare's world renowned play Macbeth, the series of murders that are committed by the main character, Macbeth are instigated by his own greed and ambitions. Throughout the duration of the play Macbeth seems to acquire the ability to kill cold-bloodily. He starts his disposition with the murder of Duncan and that suddenly triggers his inner eagerness which then lead to the murder of his friend Banquo and soon Macduff’s family. The play begins by showing the main character, Macbeth as an honorable man who has just become the Thane of Thamis, but soon realizes this is not enough for him.
The Devil which is a parallel to money is a motif so people such that in Tom's position, will borrow money from him. The Devil has essentially converted Tom into his spawn, as he is doing the same thing the Devil once did to him. The greed and money ultimately resulted in his death, and Tom's userer subjects led the end of their lives because of the debt they had to pay. The subjects indulged in the thought of free money, easily accessible money, ruining their lives, which is what the 'Devil' quiescently did to Tom Walker. This quote portrays the greed contained in people, "He was on the point of foreclosing a mortgage, by which he would complete the ruin of an unlucky land-speculator for whom he had professed the greatest friendship."
The Pardoner’s personal values contradict the exemplum of his tale, creating hypocrisy that voids any moral impact he sought from telling it. The exemplum of the Pardoner’s tale is that greed is the root of all evil and only leads to destruction. The tale describes three men, who in their pursuit to avenge a friend’s murder, get sidetracked by their obsession over wealth when they hear of gold underneath a tree. Each of the three men, all very close friends, plot to kill the others so they do not have to split the gold three ways. The men’s greed alters each of their moral outlooks on life and the situation.
Tajomaru also believes that Takehiro was a greedily corrupt man whom deserved death. Tajomaru testes Takehiro’s rapacity with a plan to overtake Masago. He says “I told them I had found an old burial mound in the hills, and when I opened it it was full of
However, Claudius had a chance to make a choice, but since his desires for power and treasures were so overwhelming, he chose the murderous path. Knight states "Claudius cannot be blamed for his actions/ they are [rather] forced on him," (Knight, 6-7) and he argues that Claudius's murderous actions and plot of killing were backed up by self-defense to protect from Hamlet from taking away his throne and love of his life. Knight argued that his human sins of greed and envy foreshadowed his rightful judgment which leads him into these behaviors of wanting everything for himself. Furthermore, Knight claims that Hamlet is "inhuman, whose consciousness is centered on death/ As King of Denmark he would have a thousand times more dangerous than Claudius" (Knight, 9-10) because of the impact of finding out the truth
Revenge Revenge is a harmful action against a person or a group. It is characterized as a form of justice, seeking or taking vengeance for oneself or another person by retaliating in response to a grievance. Within the short declaration "Of Revenge" by Francis Bacon he describes the self-destructive nature and the injustices that revenge brings about while detailing the benefits of forgiveness. While "He Becomes Deeply and Famously Drunk" by Brady Udall's story explores the concept of revenge as Archie contemplates killing his father's murderer until realizing the elderly man Calf red Pulsipher is not worth the effort and lets go of his anger. From the short story "Spanish Roulette" by Ed Vega the poet Sixto vows revenge against a local gang member who raped his sister and battles with himself to make the right choice.
Again Macbeth’s conscience comes into play when he says, “We still have judgement here; that we but teach / Bloody instruction, which being taught return / To plague the inventor: this even-handed justice,” (I, vii, 8-10). He knows what he is doing wrong and that there will be consequences even before he murders Duncan. Macbeth is a weak man however, and ignores his conscience; he instead gives in to his power-hungry wife’s greed and allows his ambition to lead him on a dastardly journey. Although it may seem as though Duncan’s murder was not only Macbeth’s doing, he had a
It is a tale of remorse, a study of character in which the human heart is anatomized, carefully, elaborately, and with striking poetic and dramatic power” (Duyckinck 181). Revenge played a major role in The Scarlet Letter because it was due to Roger Chillingworth’s vengeance that Arthur Dimmesdale was driven to his death. Chillingworth’s character was an evil man. He was controlling, manipulative, self-absorbed, and both physically and psychologically monstrous. His need for revenge was so great that he would do and did the unthinkable; Arthur Dimmesdale was trapped inside a prison of guilt, and Roger Chillingworth mentally tortured him.
In this particular scene, Macbeth attempts to persuade the two murderers to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. He goes into lengthy speech of condemning Banquo and using effective tactics of persuasion to convince the murderers. At first, Macbeth uses logical appeal to sway the murderers into wanting revenge on Banquo for making their lives a living hell. Macbeth exclaims, “That it was he, in the times past, which held you so under fortunes…” (3.1.84-85). He also tells the murderers that Banquo is blameworthy for their tragic, unhappy lives.
Iago has noticed Othello’s tendency to insecurity and overreaction, but not even Iago imagined Othello would go as far into jealousy as he did. Jealousy focuses Othello’s mind so tightly on one idea, the idea that Desdemona has betrayed him with Cassio, that no other assurance or explanation can penetrate. Up to the moment he kills Desdemona, Othello’s growing jealousy maddens him past the recall of reason. Upon seeing that she was innocent and that he killed her unjustly, Othello recovers. He can again see his life in proportion and grieve at the terrible thing he