Ghosts made the audience feel scared the sky black and the wind misty. Witches in the play did prophecise to Macbeth that he would be king. Macbeth knowing this information became curious, knowing that Duncan was king he wondered how he would acheive the position. So he did indeed kill Duncan under the guidance of the three witches. The witches in this play in terms of ghosts are concerned, we see they are not human or half ways normal when baquo quotes to Macbeth that are not human like as well as irregular in some sort and very unattractive.
The others notice that Macbeth is insane as well because Ross even suggests that he is not well. Macbeth also appears to be insane when he tries to talk to the ghost. Macbeth says “[To the ghost] Avaunt! And quit my sight! Let the earth hide thee!” (3:4:93-94) Here, Macbeth is talking to the ghost and
For example in the 1954 black and white adaptation, the director has interpreted the Inspector as a being a ghost to frighten the family. This is shown by the sudden appearance of the inspector in the doorway coupled with very eerie music and his disappearance at the end of the play, whereas in the original script the technique used to make his arrival prominent is his name "Goole". In my opinion, I think that the Inspector is Priestley himself simply using the inspector as a device to convey the message of responsibility to the audience. I also think this has been successfully achieved and is a very gripping and thought-provoking play.
Something they have in common is that their journeys both start with something evil and spiritual. For example, Hamlet sees the ghost of his father in the beginning and Macbeth runs into the witches and their prophecies. These apparitions lead both of them to their horrible fates. They each have a relationship with supernatural occurrences. Macbeth acts upon the prophecies the witches give him and make him greedy for power.
Furthermore there still is that message for audiences today, thus making the play inimitable. The inspector in the play isn't real, as we find out at the end, the inspector could be many things but I think he was a supposed to be a ghost or each characters conscience. My reasons for this are because his surname is Goole, which sounds very similar to ghoul which is a ghost and that every character felt bad because of what they did and the inspector was that feeling by being their guilty conscience, this is why in the play the inspector consistently intimidates each person to make them see the consequences of their actions. Priestley has very thoughtfully made the inspector mysterious to sustain our interest in the play and made each character uniquely carry his message to us.
Inspector Goole in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls After watching and reading ‘an inspector calls’, it is clear to anyone that the inspector is a very special and unusual character. Throughout the play the he questions all of the Birling family and Gerald Croft trying to make them confess the horrible things they have done and making some of them regret their deeds. This shows that J.B priestly represents him as a ‘collective conscience.’ ‘Goole’ the name of the inspector, gives us a clue that the writer intended for him to be thought of as a spirit or ghost (Goole resembling the word ghoul which means an evil spirit.). The inspector is used as a representative of justice, his only purpose is to make the Birling family and Gerald Croft confess their wrong doings and make them feel sorrow for the events that happened. The inspector tries to show them what’s wrong and make them reflect on it so they don’t make the same mistakes again.
Through Hamlet, the ghost is the motive to make Hamlet kill Claudius, and the ghost plays a critical role to influence Hamlet. In the act 1, sense 1, the appearance of ghost implicated that something would be happening in Denmark and created interest and caution to audience and Horatio. Ghost always represents horror and fear nowadays, and people think that ghost maybe has unfinished hope before death or revenge for somebody. In the Shakespeare world, ghost shows up in somewhere, where it’s not supposed to be. That means that there is someone else, especially in western culture.
This is the air-drawn dagger which, you said, led you to Duncan. O, these flaws and starts, imposters to true fear, …Shame itself! Why do you make such faces? When all’s done, you look but on a stool.” (3.4.61-69) Lady Macbeth overlooks Macbeth’s fear using his past hallucinations as an excuse for the episode he is demonstrating, overlooking the fact that his fear may be real. She also uses the excuse of him not being a man because he is fearful of the ghost he is seeing.
Who is there?” The comma is used as a pause to create tension and the exclamation marks shows Fransisco’s alarm. Horatio takes a very sceptical view and rational perspective on the situation, “What has this thing appeared again tonight?” but this line does howeve... ... middle of paper ... ...in ghosts, and normally they represent the spirit of God as opposed to witches, who were sent by the devil. The appearance of ghosts could convey a variety of meanings. In this instance, the appearance of this particular ghost, dressed in his armour signifies that he could also be a soldier returning to complete a task. There are clearly religious undertones this play, and scholars argue whether it represents Shakespeare’s own Roman Catholic point of view, and he uses Hamlet to express this in Protestant Elizabethan England.
The Ghost’s Deception in Hamlet The Ghost in Hamlet cleared out the event that Hamlet was uncertain of. The spirit clarified the death of King Hamlet, and caused Hamlet to perform his evil deeds. The Ghost’s request to avenge him caused the death of Hamlet’s family, friends, and eventually himself; therefore, the spirit can be viewed as evil because it failed the four tests that was set by Lewes Lavater and the Church. Lewes Lavater describes how the church determines if a ghost is evil or good. The first description is “good spirits terrify initially, but ultimately comfort.” The spirit does not cause comfort to Hamlet.