No warrior before Beowulf dared fight Grendel, and Beowulf is able to kill Grendel. Grendel’s mother is angry with Beowulf for he has killed her only son. She attacks the Danes too and Beowulf fights her, killing her also. Grendel is bad because he attacked the Dane warriors and eats them. These attacks make the people and the king fear him.
The seventeenth-century play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, employs blood as a powerful symbol to amplify the tragic nature of the work. Prior to, and immediately following Duncan’s death, blood magnifies the treachery of Macbeth’s murderous act. Throughout the play, blood constantly reminds the audience of the ruthless means the Macbeths implement to gain the crown. In the culmination of the play, blood symbolizes the irreconcilable guilt that will haunt the Macbeths for the duration of their lives. Blood’s ubiquitous symbolism emphasizes the constant guilt felt by the Macbeths in their tragic pursuit of the monarchy.
The symbol of blood was now used to show deceit and betrayal. Lady Macbeth starts this off... ... middle of paper ... ... army. He and Macduff confront and battle. In Act 5 Scene viii, Macbeth says "...my soul is too much charged with blood of thine already." And Macduff replies and says, "I have no words.
Hamlet sees that Fortinbras is willing to risk his own life just to avenge his father and his name. After becoming crowned prince after his father’s death, Fortinbras rallies his forces in Norway and marches off to war and rev... ... middle of paper ... ...his father, ruined his mother, and even tried to kill Hamlet himself, he is still not confident enough to take action. However just like Laertes, Hamlet does get his revenge in the end, but was it worth all the unwanted death? So Fortinbras, Laertes, and Hamlet all get their revenge in one way or the other, but was it worth it? Hamlet’s mission was to kill Claudius, but still remain holy and pure, but he helped cause 6 other unwanted deaths.
Thus, he is very disturbed and unsettled if he should continue with the murder. In conclusion, Macbeth possesses a lot of evil traits and he is one of the most unique entities in the play. He is very ambitious, but, on the other hand, he is even willing to commit a crime such as murdering his King and cousin, so he can obtain the crown. Since the witches’ prophecies, all the darkness has gathered in his head. Thus, all of these songs are devoted to Macbeth because it represents one specific part of Macbeth’s life.
The reason why the protagonist is a monster due to wanting power is because of all the chaos that happened after gaining that power. In the beginning of the play, we all know that Macbeth wants to murder Duncan to become king of Scotland and obtain power. After gaining power, chaos happened all over Scotland. Macbeth killed Banquo because the main character had the feeling Banquo knew he killed Duncan, to prove this, Banquo says to the audience “Thou hast it now, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised, and, I fear, Thou play’dst most foully for it.” Which shows that Banquo knows Macbeth is suspicious. When the main character gained the power, he instantly killed characters from the play which shows that Macbeth wanted power to rule Scotland and kill anyone who goes against him, or counts him suspicious which makes him a monster for wanting power.
All tragic heroes have an Achilles heel, a flaw that is so obvious to the audience that will devastate and deface everything the character stood for. “My soul is too much charged with blood of thine already.” – Macbeth (Act V, Scene VIII, Line 4-5) Moments before Macbeth is slain by Macduff, Macbeth explains how the death of so many is on his hands. Macbeth secures his position as king by eliminating all those that pose a threat to him, however, because he had been so impulsive he never realized that the biggest threat to his position as king was himself. The tyrannical he ruled caused so much spite towards Macbeth that everybody wanted Macbeth’s head. The second Macbeth killed Duncan, he was destined for death like a cow at a slaughterhouse unaware of what is to come.
After killing Duncan, Macbeth feels that the only way to guarantee the throne he must take out Banquo, Macbeth’s right hand. Macbeth then disregards Lady Macbeth and starts making rash, psychotic decisions on his own that eventually take him down. Lady Macbeth walks in her sleep and confesses all of their crimes. She is consumed by the evil prophecies and never is the same. Scotland revolts against Macbeth as Thain of Cawdor, taking down his reign.
MacbethL Imagery One of the most important tools in literature is imagery. It is not just in there to fill up paper; rather, there is at least one dramatic purpose for each image and there are many different types of imagery. This essay seeks to prove that in the play Macbeth the author William Shakespeare uses darkness imagery for three dramatic purposes. Those three purposes are, to create atmosphere, to arouse the emotions of the audience and to contribute to the major theme of the play. The darkness imagery in Macbeth contributes to its ominous atmosphere.
Macbeth Is To Blame For His Tragedy in Shakespeare's Macbeth Macbeth, the play was one of Shakespeare's bloody and goriest tragedies. It was based on a true story of the Celtic throne. It is a play about murder, power, ambition, greed and deception. The play is set in bleak Scotland, where King Duncan rules over all. At the start of the play Scotland is at battle with Norway.