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Adversity In Macbeth

analytical Essay
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A person’s character is developed by the surroundings around them as well as their experiences. The Roman poet Horace quotes “…Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents in which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant…” I agree with the Roman poet, Horace, in that adversity has a way of waking talent from slumber. Adversity can encourage people in ways success and wealth cannot, as there is a benefit in the hardship. In Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, as well as Macbeth, by Shakespeare, adversity has developed the characters. From my observation, I strongly agree that experiences, such as hardship and danger, shape a person. In the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, many characters must adjust to the face of adversity to better their …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that a person's character is developed by the surroundings around them as well as their experiences. adversity can encourage people in ways success and wealth cannot.
  • Analyzes how rebecca skloot's immortal life of henrietta lacks describes many of the characters' life experiences and the hardships they faced.
  • Analyzes how macbeth's provocative or violent actions cause him to build an effect of downfall and dismay throughout the play.
  • Agrees with horace's quote on adversity and how it shapes people to who they are.

Macbeth’s provocative or violent actions on the challenges placed before him cause him to build an effect of downfall and dismay throughout the play. Originally, Macbeth handles his challenges in different ways and manners and is constantly changing his procedure. From handling situations carefully to not caring, Macbeth and his violence resulted in guilt and selfishness which he had to overcome. By the end of the play, Macbeth had become a selfish, greedy king and the challenges as well as experiences he encountered shaped him into who he is. He was shaped by the guilt of killing Banquo and Duncan, just to become powerful and a king. For example, in Act 3 Scene 4, Macbeth faces adversity when his mind creates a ghost of Banquo, who he just found out was killed. In Macbeth, the uprising of adversity was often handled in various manners. By dealing with his own challenges, Macbeth transforms his handling of adversity from being cautious to thoughtless, which reflected his character and the transformation he portrayed throughout the

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