Macbeth embraces a transformation of character that leads him to a state of depression by the end of the play. The irony of Macbeth presents itself through the motif of betrayal. Macbeth thought through acts of betrayal he would find greater significance, but ultimately directed him down a path that only involved the betrayal of himself. Works Cited http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth/page_202.html http://shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbeth/soliloquies/ifitweredoneanalysis.html http://shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbeth/soliloquies/diedhereafteranalysis.html
As we see in the first act, Lear does not listen to Kent's plea to see closer to the true faces of his daughters. Kent has hurt Lear's pride by disobeying his order to stay out of his and Cordelia's way when Lear has already warned him, "the bow is bent and drawn, make from the shaft" (I.i.152). Kent still disobeys Lear and is banished. Because of this flaw, Lear has initiated the tragedy by disturbing the order in the chain of being by dividing the kingdom, banishing his best servant and daughter, and giving up his thrown. Due to this flaw, Lear has given way to the two older daughters to conspire against him.
This deception is evident soon after when Banquo is concerned about the witches trying “to win us harm. / The instruments of darkness tell us truths /... ... middle of paper ... ...ower illustrate that even at the root of even the noblest man, can lie chaos and terror. In an ironic twist near the end of the play, Macbeth laments life and at the same time provides a perfect description of his own: “It is a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing” (V. v. 29-31). Although Macbeth has strived to become king, in reality his power was nothing but an illusion, created by his twisted fantasies and the sin residing within him. Works Cited Pilkington, Elaine.
Macbeth uses deception and lies to become king from killing Duncan to killing his “friend” Banquo. Lady Macbeth is not much better. She also deceives Duncan when he comes to stay in their castle. She later tries self-deception to rid her of some of the heavy guilt she is feeling. The witches use deception with Macbeth, toying with his life.
There is enough evidence from the first act in the play to suffice the statement which declares Macbeth and the King are not seen as friends but rather like "valiant cousins" of the same blood - this can only be achieved by immense trust and faith in one another. It is, however, Macbeth who is partially responsible for the death of King Duncan, the other blame of this tragic sacrifice is indirectly pointed towards Lady Macbeth. Macbeth was driven mad by the greed and evil inside of him that took the form of an "air drawn dagger", which he used to assassinate King Duncan. Lady Macbeth is disgraced at her husband during beginning of the play as she assumed him to be a "noble" warrior not a coward. "Yet I do fear thy nature, It is too full o' the milk of human kindness".
In both the works we have studied, all the characters have trouble dealing with the issues of authority and respect for themselves and for others, they do not show respect to their parents and therefore does not look upon them as authority figures. In Alice Munro's the Red Dress, the narrator and her best friend Lonnie have two totally different relationships with their respective guardians. The narrator, without the mention of her father, is in care of her mother, whom she thinks butts in too much into her business. She sort of resents her mother for being so too close and nosy about her private life. Her mother's stories, which at one point seemed interesting to her, is now 'become melodramatic, irrelevant, and tiresome'.
Macbeth: Downfall Due to Ambition and Human Weakness William Shakespeare through one of his most well known plays portrays a tragic downfall of a king through his ambition and human weakness. Shakespeare develops the play Macbeth by showing the changes in the protagonist and the effects others have on him. Shakspeare's use of detail helps to show the changes in Macbeth through a gradual process. Before actually completing his horrendous act of killing the much loved King Duncan, Macbeth suffers mental conflict "having no spurs to prick the side of my intent" between the "vaulting ambition which leaps over itself and falls on the other" and the "deep damnation of his (Duncan's) taking off." At this point in time, scene 7 of the first act, Macbeth exposes sensitivity and knowledge of what he may do is wrong.
He misleads Duncan and his guests into believing that he is still a trustworthy and loyal soldier before he murders the king. After the murd... ... middle of paper ... ...he king and hide their intentions and guilt from others in order to appear innocent. The witches use their appearances to trick Macbeth by telling him prophecies that appear good, but actually lead to his downfall. Lastly, the Thane of Cawdor, Malcolm and Donaldbain’s appearances hide the truth from others, including Macduff and Duncan. The witches’ statement, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair,” best describes the idea that appearances can be deceiving (1.1.12).
This reflects on her attitude to her pregnancy, when she should become a mother for her own child, but also replaces a mother-figure for her brother Vardaman. Her perception of the journey to Jefferson is omitted in the story and we need to think of her confusing mind all the time. Through lack of control over her gullibility, she is seduced by Lafe at first and in hope for solving her problem, she is exploited by a druggist in Jefferson later on. But only owing to her solitude and no interest of her close surroundings, she gives away to desperation. Even if Dewey Dell looks for some support by her relatives, she doesn’t find any and with the desperate situation, she has to fight all alone on her side.
Doris' intellectual needs are not been met because she is not doing any thing to help challenge her brain and keep it active. Doris' emotional needs are not been met because she cannot tell anyone her feelings and as a result is often upset and lonely. Doris' social needs are not been met because she has no friends, family and nobody else to talk to apart from Zulema who treats her badly.