• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Comparing Ulysses' (Tennyson) and Macbeth's (Shakespeare) Attitude Toward Power

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Comparing Ulysses' (Tennyson) and Macbeth's (Shakespeare) Attitude Toward Power Both Ulysses and Macbeth were able to gain power of kingship, but the way they gained the powers are different. In this essay I am going to compare how they regard power, both differently and similarly. I intend to use Heinemann, (1994), version of Macbeth by Shakespeare and the class handout of Ulysses. The main focus of Macbeth will be from Act1 Scene 7, lines 1-28 and Act 2 Scene 1, line 33-61, whilst I will also take account of other related part throughout the play. Since Lord Tennyson and William Shakespeare are from different era in the history, their perspective of the world will be different, therefore I will also mention about Shakespeare's and Lord Tennyson's different perspective towards power and language they used. ...read more.

Middle

By writing this poem he was able to express his emotional feeling as well as to persuade him to let it go. He also had the opportunities to tell people that it is "never too late to seek a newer world". For examples, Ulysses' new world would be the after life world and Lord Tennyson's new world would be the world without his best friend. At the end of Macbeth, the moral we get is that never to cross the line of Divine Order. During Jacobean time, they believed that the duty of the King is chosen by God: They believed that every living organism has an order and it is decided by God, this is call the Divine Order. ...read more.

Conclusion

Because Shakespeare made Macbeth associate with the witches by talking and worse of all trusting them, that made Macbeth evil. Shakespeare did this to please his King, King James, as he was against the supernatural and was able help King James to spread the evilness of the witches through his play. The poem, "Ulysses" started by a slow rhythm. Lord Tennyson managed this by using the words with long vowels such as, "hoard, and sleep, and feed". These words give us the sense of dullness and mundane, which was how Ulysses feels at the beginning. However, as we go further down the poem, the dullness was decrease as he started to talk about his adventurous days. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Alfred Lord Tennyson section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Alfred Lord Tennyson essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    The English Patient

    5 star(s)

    Kip flashes back to his youth. He was supposed to be a doctor, but the arrival of war meant he would join the army as an engineer - a bomb defuser. The life expectancy in his unit was only ten weeks.

  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost and If Sleep and ...

    MAJOR THEMES Like many of Frost's poems, "Stopping ..." explores the theme of the individual caught between nature and civilization. The speaker's location is on the border between civilization and wilderness and it echoes a common theme throughout American literature.

  1. Explore the motives which have driven the villains in Othello by William Shakespeare and ...

    Likewise, Kevin is able to recognise the hypocrisy of his mother's utopia as Eva despises the American way of life which is a contradiction as she hates "spoiled" people and yet she is "rich". Iago succeeded in his master of manipulation as he is able to manipulate any character on the stage with his words.

  2. How does Shakespeare use Sleeps and Dreams or Visions in the plays Macbeth and ...

    Macbeth is a play that often shows James's view of Kingship in the play, one part of that is through Macbeth's visions of Banquo's line, a line that James VI of Scotland is to have supposedly came from. An early example of sleep and death going hand in hand is in Act 2 Scene 2 of Macbeth.

  1. The supernatural in Macbeth

    The supernatural first occurs in The Weir when Jack begins his story about Maura Nealon's house being 'built on what you'd call... that... road' where 'the fairies would come'. The suspension marks highlights Jack's uneasiness when talking about the supernatural, and though he goes on to say that it isn't

  2. Euthanasia should never been introduced. Persuasive essay.

    The Shari'a went into great detail in defining the conditions where taking life is permissible whether in war or in peace (as an item of the criminal law), with rigorous prerequisites and precautions to minimize that event. Is there a Right to Suicide?

  1. I shall be comparing the original Shakespeares Prospero with the Julie Taymors film adaption ...

    chiding the others for their treachery: ?O good Gonzalo, My true preserver, and a loyal sir To him thou follow?st!?. He then sends Ariel to his cell to fetch the clothes he once wore as Duke of Milan. Ariel goes and returns immediately to help his master to put on the garments.

  2. Animal Farm Essay - Power Corrupts

    In the movie adaptation however, the farm is shown differently. The farm is shown as an unhappy place that ?had fallen on evil days?. They have used dark dreary colors to portray the farm and make it somehow look sinister.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work