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    see something desirable and valuable that doesn’t belong to them, they will go to a great extent to have it. Whether, that is stealing, lying or even killing loved ones. This is simply described as greed. Greed and ambition is a common theme in both Shakespeare’s tragic play, Macbeth and the movie “A Simple Plan”. They both share the concept of wanting something and committing crime after crime to achieve it. Similarly, the main characters in both stories become greedy after finding something valuable

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    No fear Shakespeare: Macbeth remains relevant as it deals with themes that span time and the fact that it can be presented in different ways to meet the interest of any audience, this is because it shows Ambition, Power and Natural vs. Supernatural. These three images can be relevant today as well. Firstly, Ambition was one of the main themes in Macbeth,Whilst ambition can be a positive motivating force, we see its negative effects in the play as well. However, one of the good examples of this is

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    will on the lives of human beings forms a compelling theme in Shakespearean drama, especially in Macbeth. In Macbeth, William Shakespeare plays around with the idea of fate, placing Macbeth’s future before him, yet allowing his own ambitions and wants to drive him insane in order to achieve it. Critics have long argued over whether Macbeth is following fate or if he is making his own destiny. Macbeth is the most morally reprehensible character Shakespeare has made; Macbeth’s actions are what destroys

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    Shakespeare’s Macbeth challenges the Elizabethan ideology of fate by privileging that although Macbeth was a victim of his “vaulting ambition” (1:VII 27), he was ultimately responsible for his villainous actions. Shakespeare has foregounded certain events to privilege that a person has free will and a concience and the cosequences of going against one's conscience, thus challenging the assumption of the Elizabethan Era. The audience is invited to sympathise with the protagonist, Macbeth, and see him

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    Macbeth's tragic flaw is that of ambition; Macbeth's ambition will cause him to decline. He is very rational, thinking of the consequences and implications of his actions. He recognizes the political, ethical, and religious reason why he should not commit the action of killing a king. In addition to jeopardizing his afterlife, Macbeth notes that killing a king is a violation of Duncan's "double trust" that stems from Macbeth's bonds

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    In the play The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the character Macbeth acts on free will as opposed to fate. The definition of free will is having the ability to make a choice; including the possession of options, logical reasoning for choosing each option, as well as understanding the consequences of each decision. Macbeth obeys all the criteria, using “fate” as an excuse to act like a murder-crazy lunatic, ultimately resulting in his demise. Macbeth’s possession of options allows him

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    The Extent to Which Macbeth is Portrayed as a Tragic Hero in Macbeth by William Shakespeare A Shakespearean tragic hero according to Aristotle is usually a prominent figure, who happens to have distinctive flaws in their personality. Because of these flaws, and to a certain extent the influence of external force and or an ‘evil’ antagonist the character will experience a fall from prominence that will eventually lead to his suffering and often to his death. In Macbeth’s case, his fatal

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    start of 'Macbeth' Macbeth is described with words such as "noble", "worthy" and "brave" this shows him in a positive way. However at the end of the play he is described with words such as "Hell-hound", "coward" and "bloodier villain" which shows him to be a completly different person.He is now shown in a negative light. Macbeth's characteristics are turned around and the witches show this in the opening scene. "Fair is foul, and foul is fair." At the end of the play Macbeth is no longer

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    Macbeth - Power Shifts

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    The text Macbeth by famous playwright William Shakespeare portrays a dramatic power struggle by the careful employment of various literary techniques. "Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself" (Vladimir Ilyich Lenin) aptly describes this prominent theme of Macbeth. Techniques include symbolism, emotive language, narrative structure and imagery, which combine to represent the tragic plot portraying the contest between goodness and evil in Macbeth. In the tragedy Macbeth emotive

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    Macbeth: A Tale Of Two Theories

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    Macbeth: A Tale of Two Theories Macbeth(c.1607), written by William Shakespeare, is the tragic tale of Macbeth, a virtuous man, corrupted by power and greed. This tagedy could in fact be called "A Tale of Two Theories". One theory suggests that the tragic hero, Macbeth, is led down an unescapable road of doom by an outside force, namely fate in the form of the three witches. The second suggests that there is no supernatural force working against Macbeth, which therefore makes him responsible for

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