Macbeth's conscience overrides Lady Macbeth's power, filling him with regret and sorrow. He fears what could happen to him in the life to come, with thoughts of an uncertain destiny which worries him while all of his dirty deeds may come back to haunt him. Irony takes place especially when the king thinks th...
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- As explained by Marques, “The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men to endow them with small talents and great ambition” (Marques). Ambition can be infinite. Ranging with the combination of good qualities and bad qualities. The distinction between having too much ambition and having too little all depends upon the person and is misconstrued depending on this person’s morality. It is healthy to have ambition and pushing oneself to be the best. But in the case of Macbeth, he has too much ambition and is unable to control it.... [tags: Macbeth, Supernatural, Three Witches, Morality]
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- How Fate Disappointed in Macbeth How forceful was fate in the venerable Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth. Did it deprive either of the Macbeths of their ability to choose. This essay intends to answer these and other fate-related questions. In his critical volume, Macbeth: a Guide to the Play, H. R. Coursen explains the concept of Fate within the play: Macbeth's tragedy is not that he decides to kill Duncan but that he cannot become independent. Even if a weaker agency than God, he would be his own, himself alone.... [tags: Macbeth Destiny Fate Free Will Choice]
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- In William Shakespeare's Macbeth the place of fate may not be clear and distinct in the mind of the reader. This essay hopes to clarify the notion of fate in the play. L.C. Knights in the essay "Macbeth" explains the place of fate in the decline of Macbeth: "One feels," says W.C. Curry, "that in proportion as the good in him diminishes, his liberty of free choice is determined more and more by evil inclination and that he cannot choose the better course. Hence we speak of destiny or fate, as if it were some external force or moral order, compelling him against his will to certain destruction." Most readers have felt that after the initial crime there is something compulsive in Macbeth'... [tags: William Shakespeare's Macbeth]
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- The Law of Karma Karma, also known as Karman is a basic concept common to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The doctrine of Karma states that one's state in this life is a result of actions both physical and mental in past carnations, and action in this life can determine one's destiny in future incarnations. Karma is a natural, impersonal law of moral cause and effect and has no connection with the idea of a supreme power that decrees punishment of forgiveness of sins. Karmic law is universally applicable, and only those who have attained liberation from rebirth, called mukti (or moksha) or nirvana, can be transcend it.... [tags: Hinduism Karma Religion]
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