Also, he fought for the revenge for his wife that they killed to get to him. William Wallace is brave, courageous and loyal to the most heroic. Gilgamesh was just watching his friend getting beaten by Humbaba. Gilgamesh is a coward and scared. He almost took the monster bibe before he chopped off his head.
However, the truth of the matter is that Macbeth is solely responsible for his own demise. There is a fine line between ambition and greed; a line that Macbeth overstepped tremendously. After being prophesied by the three witches that he is to become the Thane of Cawdor and king, Macbeth, almost instantaneously, considered the possibility of killing King Duncan. Of course, like any human being, Macbeth weighed up the odds and realized he was in a good position already; after leading an army to victory, he was well respected by those around him. In addition to weighing up the odds, he also understands that it was not necessary for him to tamper with what is already destined to become his fate.
Blood is a very important part of one’s life and mostly represents life, injury, and then death. Shakespeare uses this image of blood throughout the playwright of Macbeth. It starts when Macbeth is a brave soldier and fights for his country with one of his good friends Banquo and ends when Macbeth is beheaded by Macduff. Throughout all of this, guilt and treason play a major factor with Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Multiple bloody deaths occur including Duncan, the King of Scotland and Macbeth’s old friend Banquo.
Causes of Macbeth's Downfall Summary: In the play "Macbeth," both the witches and Lady Macbeth were responsible for Macbeth's downfall. Macbeth was at first a noble, loyal man who would never harm his king. However, the witches' foretelling gave Macbeth greater ambition and desire to become king himself, and Lady Macbeth's manipulation and insistence led him to commit the murders needed to fulfill this heightened ambition. Macbeth was a noble and loyal man, who would never harm his King. 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.
He has a great influential power over people. For example he was able to stop Brabantio from killing him by saying Hold your hands, both of you of my inclining and the rest. Were it my cue to fight, I should have known it without a prompter" (Act I scene II lines 80-83). Even though Othello has been exposed to many evil through wars, he is still naïve to the corruption of individuals. Othello is a trusting man who trusts everyone.
Macbeth is the real villain and Lady Macbeth is just a partner in crime, egging him on because of her desire to be Queen. Macbeth was loyal to his King and was an excellent soldier. However his wife, Lady Macbeth could see a better future for Macbeth as King after Macbeth tells her about the witches and their prophesies in a letter. Despite these conflicting ideas, it was Macbeth himself who decided to murder Duncan and the others. It seems that most people believe that Macbeth is the real villain of the play, after firstly killing the King but then Banquo and Macduff’s family but through Macbeth’s own ambition and desire for power, Lady Macbeth was able to manipulate and evoke weaknesses in Macbeth’s character to cause his respectable needs as a loyal solider, to turn into evil motivations.
The theme of blood is shown throughout the play and it is a problem that Macbeth finds harder and harder to rid himself of after each killing. At the beginning of the play Macbeth is an esteemed member of the army, probably the greatest fighter in all of Scotland. A rebellious tribe led by MacDonwald was defeating the Scots, until Macbeth �single-handedly� defeated the rebels and �unseamed him (MacDonwald) from the nave to th� chops� (Shakespeare 279). This battle gave Macbeth great respect among his peers and even the king himself. Macbeth�s savagery at this point in the play was less than at any other time.
Braveheart vs. Gladiator Both Braveheart and Gladiator are highly acclaimed movies with complex themes and motifs. Braveheart is the story of a Scottish man, William Wallace, who seeks to rid his homeland of English rule after his wife is murdered by English soldiers. Gladiator is the story of a Roman general named Maximus who escapes his execution and using an alias, rises in ranks to become a great gladiator in order to seek revenge against Commodus, a corrupt prince who murdered Maximus’s family. Both movies share the common themes of love, revenge, and freedom but present them in different ways. One of the greatest overriding themes in both movies is the concept of love.
Macbeth responds, in brief, as a loyal thane to the Scottish king, but the prospect unnerves him. * The audience could see Macbeth’s ambition leading him to cursed thoughts which has been greatly *enforced and twisted* by the* malicious* witches. *The caution from the first apparition causes Macbeth to start a bloody massacre across England, killing families of people who may threaten his position. After this point in the play, we see *that *Macbeth* has* turn*ed* into a ruthless tyrant* in the hope of avoiding fate*, so desensitized to humanity that even the suicide of his wife *could not arouse grief from him. * All he could muster was* “She should have died hereafter”.
In the play Macbeth ambition is what causes a once strong, noble, valiant, heroic warrior to debilitate his good-natured self and throw his morals away. It is ambition that causes Macbeth to kill many people who were once close to him and ultimately lead to his downfall. Before the meeting with the witches he was a very loyal man, to his wife, his king, his friends, and his country. Macbeth was seen as a brave and loyal man by all of his peers, including the king. He was willing to risk everything he had to protect Scotland, and because of it he overthrew the corrupted Thane of Cawdor.