The legendary plot of Macbeth, like those of many Shakespearean plays, relies heavily on the influence of the supernatural. The play itself reflects on the dark inane tendencies of humans to be evil, especially when faced with a thirst for power. Throughout its course, the reader is able to witness a man’s transformation from a brave soldier to a murdering madman. Without the impact of certain apparitions, hallucinations, and three bearded witches, the events of the story would not have unfolded as they did. The root evil is first planted in the minds of two ambitious people, creating in their minds a projection of how things will turn out. Unbeknownst to our two leading lunatics, the eventual outcome of the play will not be the scenario drawn up in their twisted minds.
This particularly comes into play when concerning what Americans choose to eat. Nestle states “you are supposed to feel daunted—bewildered by all the choices and forced to wander through the aisles in search of the items you came to buy” (Nestle). Nestle’s first argument is concerning the reason why milk is often located at the back of the store. It is argued that the reason it is often this way, is due to the fact that stores need a way to advertise their large selection of products (Nestle). One could easily see how this could be quite effective. With this, the author reasons “…this means that supermarkets want to expose you to the largest possible number of items that you can stand to see, without annoying you too much that you run screaming from the store” (Nestle). Because of this, potential buyers are exposed to many more products than they will ever buy. I don’t necessarily believe this is much of a problem. However, Nestle argues that because buyers are shown such a massive quantity of products, they are enticed to buy and consume more (Nestle). At the same time that I believe this should not be a major problem, many people may lack the willpower, the knowledge, or possibly the finances to shop the correct and healthy way without buying much more products than they need.
We all know that it is legal to have a gun in America. Have you ever notice America owns nearly half of the world’s guns? However the Americans only make up of 4.4 percent of the global population. In a hundred Americans there is an average of 88 who owns guns. The high rate of gun ownership, frequently mass shootings and a leak on government control engenders the Americans to be so susceptible to gun violence.
The well-known products that customers love and eat are placed in are not placed in certain aisles by random chance. “ Massive efforts have gone into making it more convenient and desirable for you to choose some products rather than others”(Nestle 63). Competitive food companies will pay a fee to supermarkets for a high-trafficked, popular placement. In addition to slotting fees, supermarkets have a major source of revenue of local advertising, it assures the food companies if their product is shown it highers their chance of being the consumers choice. The supermarket actually has control of where products go and sell the best. “The stores create demand by putting some products where you cannot miss them” (Nestle page 65). This allows big corporations to take advantage and always easily guarantee to sell their product whether it's healthy or not for the consumer. In the business of food, their objective is to always sell, and into doing so, they succumbed to certain
The horrific and detestable acts perpetrated by Macbeth mirror the crimes of Shakespeare’s great villains. Yet, despite his villainous deeds, Macbeth is not among the list of Shakespeare’s most base evildoers (Deighton). “What, can the devil speak true?” (All Speeches). What sets Macbeth apart is his penchant for self-reflection. Although ultimately he cannot resist his dark desires in
In the Scottish tragedy Macbeth, Shakespeare explores the fluid nature of good and evil. Macbeth starts out as a heroic soldier, but ends as an evil murderer. When the weird sisters proclaim that one day Macbeth will become King, Macbeth’s ability to understand clearly, becomes completely clouded over. Macbeth’s blind ambition and his wife’s ruthlessness, effectively overtake Macbeth’s moral compass. His altered perception of reality leads not only to Macbeth’s self-destruction, but causes the destruction of Lady Macbeth, as well. Thus, the ambiguous nature of good and evil first conveyed by the witches, lays the groundwork for the future transformation of Macbeth.
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Traversi, D. A. essay from Harris, Laurie Lanzen, and Scott, Mark W. ed. "The Tragedy of Macbeth." Shakespearean Criticism, Vol. 3. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1986.