Arthur Miller stated, “He was a kind of man-powerful of body, even tempered, and not easily led”. He also stated, "In Proctors presence a fool felt his foolishness instantly." These quotes proved Proctor to be a very powerful and influential man. In this act, the audience learned about Proctor’s affair with Abigail Williams, which was Proctor’s greatest mistake; however, Proctor did not want the affair any longer, he stated, “Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time, but i will cut off my hand before I ever reach for you again. Wipe it out of your mind, we never touched Abby."
Macbeth believes that there is no amount of water that can cleanse his sin. Macbeth has disobeyed the rules of a soldier by not only murdering the King which makes him a traitor, yet he has also killed a defenseless man as Duncan was asleep. On the other hand, Lady Macbeth is unfazed by Macbeth murdering King Duncan. For instance, Lady Macbeth believes that the deceased are only asleep. Lady Macbeth states that “The sleeping and the dead/ Are but as pictures” (2.2.56, 57).
Action vs. Inaction Throughout both William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, characters are faced with a veritable gauntlet of choices. One of the more prominent decisions to make is whether or not to take action. Both have numerous negative effects at times, and nearly all of the characters in Hamlet act when they should not, while characters in both works take no action when they should. In Hamlet, Hamlet consistently hesitates on whether or not to act upon his desire for vengeance.
Our sympathy further develops towards the end of the play. Macbeth realised he has lost everything he had and all his potential. In another soliloquy he says, "And that which should accompany old age, as honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have" The audience feel great sympathy for Macbeth in this scene. He feels extremly depressed as he is left alone without any supporters and he realises no-one wants to help him anymore. People are beginning to tuen against him and he feel she has nothing left to live for.
The isolation of Macbeth, isolation from his friends, his country, God and even his wife further prove him as a tragic hero. Every action that he takes further pushes him away from everything that he has at the beginning of the play. Firstly is the isolation that he takes from his friends, namely Banquo. At the beginning of the play, they are great friends, and even battle alongside each other for their country, but the friendship is not to last, as the life of Banquo ends due to order from Macbeth. The first evidence of Macbeth distancing and isolating himself from his friend is at the beginning of the play, when they are told the predictions by the witches that Macbeth “shalt be King hereafter!” (1.3.50).
Elizabeth sees his inner goodness shine when he refuses to lie about being involved in witchcraft, and she realizes how unfair she has been. John Proctor saves the lives of the others who are accused when he unselfishly declines to save his own. He acts as a martyr when he places others before himself. He would rather die an honorable death than live a dishonorable life, which is what precedes him to be the tragic hero of the play. John Proctor, being a very complex character stuck in a world full mischief, madness, and chaos shows a major change as the play unfolds.
The world of Hamlet becomes a death ridden tragedy because no one lived for themselves, each character had an agenda a singular focus, that narrowed their view and opened them to an untimely death. Because the death of King Hamlet consumed everyone so thoroughly they did not bother to draw on other experiences in their life as they made decisions, instead acting rashly and the chaos of motives and actions can only rightly end in death. And though for the most part, the people of Winesburg
This shows that he hates people that he may not know well enough. Another quote from him says, “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.” This quote is said right after Romeo has gotten married to Juliet. Tybalt wants to fight Romeo for being at the party but Romeo does not want to fight Tybalt because he is now his cousin. Romeo tries to tell him this but he doesn't listen. From this, you can tell that Tybalt doesn't listen to anyone.
He has no men, no honor, no loyalty and no love. Instead of having these luxuries of a king, he has an overwhelming guilt – all because he killed Duncan. Macbeth realizes that since he performed many acts of evil, he will not receive good consequences but rather a life of sorrow and depression. On account of understanding what he did was unsound and evil, he accepts that he deserves these and therefore, is considered a classic tragic hero. With the death of Macbeth, William Shakespeare shows an insight of a perfect example of a classic tragic hero.
They will die in the war for a cause they don’t fully understand or necessarily support and will soon be forgotten… In doing so Owen provokes the thought whether war is really worth going to as it degrades the life of millions of men as they get obliterated for their country. The format off the poem is supposed to be constant, with five stressed and unstressed syllables in every line. The first line does follow this rule but the second and third lines do not. This rule gets broken and is ignored as the lines seem irregular and out of place. Through this he creates the impression that the men who are in the war is out of place and is not meant to be there.