Whiles I see lives, the gashes Do better upon them.” (V, viii). At the beginning of the play, we view Macbeth as being a hero who would defend his King and country against traitors. He also holds a lot of guilt about killing Duncan, and is commanded by his own wife to do so. When Macbeth progresses into a villain, he becomes more detached from Lady Macbeth and can make decisions without her. With this, he becomes more ruthless in his efforts to stay as the King of Scotland and people describe him as ‘This tyrant’ (V, iii) and ‘A dwarfish thief’ (V, ii).
But while he delivers them, he is at his best, being the worst. His basic behavior appears king-like, but the subtleties show his utter disregard for those who love him and his calculating mind making political estimates so that he can secure the throne.Even though Hal is an amoral huckster, he must be able to convince others of his worthiness for the play to work. Therefore, Shakespeare must spend most of Hal's speeches using a convincing tone. He will use the overtones and most of the direct meanings of what Hal says to convey a thoughtful prince; he will use the undertones and occasional slips to give insight to the reality of Hal's persona.
We see that Macduff is actually following a route similar to that of Macbeth, and is the one whom greed and the witches would have chosen to manipulate to his harm next. Macduff filled with anger and grief would be the next catalyst of chaos in Scotland. Shakespeare tells us through the play that greed can bring down the greatest amongst us. This is shown no clearer than in the case of “Brave Macbeth” (1.2.17) as we see him “carve out his” (1.2.20) path to “unseam” (1.2.23) the traitor Macdonwald and prove his courage. He was rewarded for these deeds with the thaneship of Cawdor and the renown of his soldiers and the other lords of the court.
The internal drama seems to be the main concern of the play. Shakespeare aids his audience by assigning to Macbeth long 'asides' or soliloquy, which help to understand Macbeth's mind, and make judgements of his character. The first insight to his personality is provided in Act I, Scene VII. Macbeth appears as a regular man, who is torn apart by the decision he just had made. The loyalty of a knighthood in Macbeth, and human compassion toward his King are in the conflict with the world of the evil.
Present fears/Are less than horrible imaginings./My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,/Shakes so my single state of man” (act 1, scene 3, lines 138-143). These evil thoughts accumulated until he finally killed the King. Therefore, Macbeth is evil. The second song is “I Want It All” by Queen. The lyrics express the ambition to get what you desire.
Macbeth also deceives the lords. He makes them feel as though he trust them and are friends, but he has a paid servant living in each lord’s castle as a spy to report any... ... middle of paper ... ...ey come to kill Macbeth, their shields look like trees were actually coming over the hill. By the witches deceiving Macbeth into believing that he was unable to be killed, he was unprepared to defend himself. The witches deceitfulness leads to Macbeth’s demise. Deception is used throughout the play by most every character.
The Hero? In Macbeth The tragedy Macbeth highlights an ambivalent character who wants to be king. This paper will take a close look at his character. Samuel Johnson in The Plays of Shakespeare states that every reader rejoices at the fall of Macbeth (133). In Shakespeare and Tragedy John Bayley talks about Macbeth as a responsible agent for his actions: It is essential to the hypnotic tension of the play that Macbeth should not seem in any ordinary way 'responsible' for his actions.
This being the case, in the play Macbeth, Shakespeare puts forth the idea that by betraying others one is in turn betraying themselves. Shakespeare proves this by showing that at the conclusion of every murder Macbeth commits, he gradually declines on the ladder of respect and nobility. Macbeth starts off as a noble and respected leader. He is kind and a brave fighter. But after three witches give him a prophecy, he starts to betray other characters and becomes an evil malicious man.
First of all she says that he will 'play' the 'humble host' the fact he says 'play' may emphasise that he is just putting on an act. In his speech 'See, they encounter theeâ€¦. There's blood upon thy face' we see the two personalities of Macbeth. He talks to his company in a genial manner and almost in the same breath he is talking to the murderer he hired. Macbeth seems to delight in murder- we can see this when he says 'Thou art the best o' the cut throats'.
In a similar situation of being a victim, Othello starts off as a good man then becomes someone beyond belief of what he had become. In Othello, Shakespeare uses metaphors, anecdotes and symbolism. In both plays they have a similar theme, things may not always be as they seem. In the play Macbeth, Shakespeare interprets his theme well by creating a nobleman, who then get caught up in his own avarice for the crown. Shakespeare’s Macbeth creates an element like no other, using both character development and figurative language he is able to change Macbeth into only showing his evil side.