Greed and Ambition, Until Which Point can we consider them something good? By Juan Pablo Cáceres Vásquez Shakespeare's developed many stories into excellent dramatization for the Elizabethan stage. He knew how to entertain and absorb the audience with dynamic plots and the clever use of imagery, and versatile characters. Macbeth is an action packed, psychological thriller1 that has not lost impact in nearly four hundred years. All of Shakespeare's plays have a stylistic device that makes them unique and specials. The use of alliteration2, similes3, metaphor, etc., makes each play unique and magnificent. Foreshadowing is one of the most present and important literary devices in the play, this can be observed when the witches set the tone in act I, scene 1 with a storm and the predictions that Macbeth's life will become so confused he will find it difficult to differentiate between right and wrong, "Fair is foul, and foul is fare:"4. I can also say that the opening of the play with thunder and lighting when the witches entered, sets the mood of the play, the reader and mainly the audience can predict how the rest of the play is going to be. How? You can ask to yourself how is the play is going to be? Comedy? Tragedy? Another stylistic feature of Shakespeare's plays is the use of Blank Verse, which resembles the natural rhythm of spoken English. Macbeth is not the
: : Macbeth MACBETH Macbeth is presented as a mature man of definitely established character, successful in certain fields of activity and enjoying an enviable reputation. We must not conclude, there, that all his volitions and actions are predictable; Macbeth's character, like any other man's at a given moment, is what is being made out of potentialities plus environment, and no one, not even Macbeth himself, can know all his inordinate self-love whose actions are discovered to be-and no doubt have been for a long time- determined mainly by an inordinate desire for some temporal or mutable good. Macbeth is actuated in his conduct mainly by an inordinate desire for worldly honors; his delight lies primarily in buying golden opinions from all sorts of people. But we must not, therefore, deny him an entirely human complexity of motives. For example, his fighting in Duncan's service is magnificent and courageous, and his evident joy in it is traceable in art to the natural pleasure which accompanies the explosive expenditure of prodigious physical energy and the euphoria which follows. He also rejoices no doubt in the success which crowns his efforts in battle - and so on. He may even conceived of the proper motive which should energize back of his great deed: The service and the loyalty I owe, In doing it, pays itself. But while he destroys the king's enemies, such
IT AND FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSIGNMENT ONE WORDS CONTENTS SECTION 1 * IDENTIFYING THE DUNCAN FAMILYS FINANCIAL NEEDS SECTION 2 * FINANCIAL PRODUCTS CURRENTLY USED BY THE DUUNCAN FAMILY SECTION 3 * RECONMENDED FINANCIAL PRODUCTS AND SERVCIES AND PROVIDER SECTION 4 * REFERENCES SECTION 1: IDENTIFYING THE DUNCAN FAMILES FINANCIAL NEEDS Mr George Duncan is aged 38 and is married with two children. He works full-time as a company secretary for Leuchars and Panton Ltd, chartered Surveyors. His wife, Anne Duncan works part-time as a playgroup Leader. Salary unknown. Mr Duncan's salary earns £3,500 gross per month; this is paid directly into his current account. The Duncan family have a fairly straightforward and traditional banking system. They have one current account with the Royal Bank of Scotland and one savings account with the Dunferlime Building Society. They also have a share portfolio. The Duncan's money transmission is purely cash and cheque. They have no outstanding debts from borrowing etc. With George's monthly income of £3,500, they have a monthly outgoing of £1,185, which is detail below: £ FOOD & DRINK 315 CAR EXPENSES (petrol, road tax, repairs and insurance) 80 CLOTHING 80 ELECTRICITY & GAS 70 COUCIL TAX 210 ENTERTAINMENT (cinema, theatre, restaurants, TV) 65 TELEPHONE 25 LIFE ASSURANCE 50 OTHER EXPENSES 25 PROPERTY
Analysis of Macbeth's Soliloquy (Act 1 Scene 7) By Edward Chan Exuding the underlying reflections of Macbeth's psyche, the soliloquy represents the outpouring of confusion and conscience, adding to our insight into Macbeth's obscure persona. At the opening of the play, we have a strong impression of Macbeth as a 'worthy gentleman', with Duncan referring to him as 'noble Macbeth'. Though, this becomes untenable with ironic juxtaposition when we witness Macbeth's intent to murder Duncan for the 'golden round'. Macbeth's soliloquy better elucidates this complex character, providing a more comprehensive basis for our judgement. Incongruous to the courage and physical strength Macbeth displayed on the battlefield 'unseam[ing Macduff] from the nave to th'chaps', he is weak and vacillating in his soliloquy. Macbeth emanates an atmosphere of confusion and anxiety suggested by the rapid overlapping movement of imagery that reflects the swift intuitive movement in his mind. The concept of spurring a horse is overtaken by that of vaulting, and 'heaven's cherubin' riding the winds, 'the sightless couriers of the air' merges into the winds themselves and 'blow[s] the horrid deed in every eye'. It follows that Macbeth is irresolute about whether he should 'commit the deed'. The structure of Macbeth's arguments is based on assumptions - 'If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere
Which scene do you regard as the most rewarding to compare in Akira Kurosawas Throne of Blood and Roman Polanskis Macbeth, and why do you think so? In your answer, you should take care to first analyze the scene in the play text before examining how
Question: Which scene do you regard as the most rewarding to compare in Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood and Roman Polanski's Macbeth, and why do you think so? In your answer, you should take care to first analyze the scene in the play text before examining how this scene is portrayed in the film. Answer: This essay provides a detailed and critical analysis of act 1 scene 7 from Macbeth and then proceeds to examine Aikira Kurosawa and Roman Polanski interpretation of the scene through their respective filmic adaptations. This scene from Shakespeare's play depicts how "Macbeth muses on Duncan's many good qualities, reflects that Duncan has been kind to him, and thinks that perhaps he ought not to kill his king. Lady Macbeth then enters and blows his hesitant thoughts away. She spurs Macbeth to treason by disregarding his rational, moral arguments and challenging his manhood. Under her persuasion, all of Macbeth's objections seem to evaporate." (SparkNotes Editors). This scene had several functions; firstly, it shows that Macbeth possesses moral order since in the first part of the scene, he actually acknowledges that Duncan has been good to him and he should dismiss the plan of killing Duncan; secondly, it touches upon the idea of women as a source of evil since it was lady Macbeth who persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan even though he has made up his mind not to kill Duncan;
As I tell about genocide, I have the opportunity to redeem myself. What role does guilt play in the survivors lives.
As I tell about genocide, I have the opportunity to redeem myself. What role does guilt play in the survivors lives. The Khmer Rouge oppressed the people physically and politically, but it was the colonization of their minds, that was their greatest evil triumph. In times of civil war, Loung shows us that even the youngest and most innocent internalise the guilt for the wrongs done by those much older and much more powerful. Those who should own the guilt successfully transfer it to their victims through the imposition of such dire need that conventional morality in rendered impotent. Loung has previously internalised her parents conventional values and she continues to assess behaviours by these outdated mores. Throughout this memoir, Loung conveys to us the layers of guilt that emerge from surviving a traumatic event and their eternal effect on the survivors lives. The lengths which Loung take to survive parallel the principles extolled by the Angkar, emanating an intense guilt. The food shortage in Cambodia and the fluctuating rations results in an intense hunger. This hunger dictates Loung's actions to such an extent that she steals rice from her family and later, from an old lady at the infirmary. Through Loungs' childish perspective, these actions implicate herself as a factor in other peoples sufferings. As she steals rice from the old woman Loung believes she has
Khalid Zamani Does Macbeth change in the course of the play? Macbeth is the Thane of Glamis. He is the cousin of King Duncan of Scotland. Macbeth is greatly admired and loved by King Duncan. Macbeth is a brave, courageous and valiant man as he proved that when he defeated King Sweno of Norway. Macbeth is not merciful to traitors. In the battle with King Sweno of Norway Macdonwald betrayed King Duncan and after Macbeth defeated him, Macbeth cut Macdonwald with his sword and hang him on the top of the castle. Macbeth is loved, honoured and respected by King Duncan and Scottish people for his bravery during the batlles. Macbeth and his wife are very ambitious and they both wants to become king and queen of Scotland. From the moment Macbeth and Banqou meets the three witches they make Macbeth obsessed with thoughts of becoming the Thane of Cawdor and the King of Scotland. It fuels his ambitious to become king of Scotland, because the witch's prediction becomes true when King Duncan reward Macbeth for his bravery, and pronounce his the Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth wife has a great influence on Macbeth and she is highly ambitious to become the queen. King Duncan goes to visit Macbeth and Macbeth's wife manipulates him to kill king Duncan, but Macbeth refuse to kill him, because Macbeth is known as a hero in the eyes of king Duncan and is also loved and honoured by King Duncan, but
Is Macbeth a Monster or a Victim? 'Macbeth' is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. It was written in the 1600's but is set in the 11th century. The play is about a Scottish thane called Macbeth who is told that he will become king by a trio of witches. Encouraged by his wife, he proceeds to murder the present king and, after being crowned, commits many other murders, including that of his friend Banquo. He is finally slain by Macduff, the Thane of Fife. There are two possible interpretations of the character of Macbeth. He could be construed as a monster or a victim. Is he a monster because of the many murders he committed or is he a victim because of the powerful influence that 'forced' him to perpetrate these crimes? In this essay I will weigh up the evidence from both sides of the argument and finally reach my own conclusion. I will begin by examining the good side of Macbeth and present the arguments in his defence. However bad he becomes as the play unfolds, Macbeth starts out at least as a reasonable, popular, patriotic and highly respected thane. One of the first times we hear his name mentioned is in the quote: "For brave Macbeth, - well he deserves that name." Act 1: Sc 2 This line is spoken by the captain of the Scottish Army, which tells us that Macbeth was very noble and brave in the battle against "The merciless Macdonald." Act 1: Sc 2 This in turn shows us
Macbeth Act 1, Scene 4: How does Shakespeare deepen our understanding of the personalities of Macbeth and Duncan?
Macbeth Act 1, Scene 4: How does Shakespeare deepen our understanding of the personalities of Macbeth and Duncan? Before Act 1, Scene 4 we did not know that much about Duncan and although we had seen Macbeth listening to the prophecies of the three witches we still had not seen him interact with the King. This scene provides the basic foundations of Macbeth's personality of which some parts will stay the same while others will change and evolve as the play goes on and as Duncan's role is not very long this is the only scene in which Shakespeare can explain the personality of Duncan to the reader. At the beginning of the scene the King shows his distress after the Thane of Cawdor's betrayal especially as he regarded him as a trusted and loyal friend as shown when he mentions he built up an "absolute Trust" (line 15) on him. Duncan never suspected this man to a traitor and he says that expressions on one's face can be very misleading as they are not always a true representation of "the Mind's Construction" (line 13) and that there is no science behind these expressions. This shows that Duncan may be too trusting and possibly naïve as he may not have thought about the possible gains of a traitor who succeeds. This trusting nature leads him not to suspect Macbeth though in all fairness none of the Lords suspected that Macbeth would kill the King before Duncan's murder. The
First Essay Assignment The American University in Cairo Fall 2001 SEMR-200-05 Dr. Clarissa Burt Mufaddal Saifuddin 900 99 2112 Divine Tragedy It is human nature to point the attributes of calamities, misfortunes and disasters to entities that are as far away as possible from us, in order to convert the harsh realities we face into abstract, surreal ideas. And even though we turn our heads towards the skies in order to hold the supernatural accountable instead of ourselves undertaking the responsibility of our actions, we still continue to "humbly [pray to] God to fortify [us] with sound judgment" (Ibn Tufayl, 101). It is this turning of our heads that I wish to examine in our readings along with the role of the divine in human destinies. I also intend to examine the correlation between the divine and human tragedies, since this is the predominant genre of our texts. The most recent of these texts is Shakespeare's tragedy - Macbeth - written by the ingenious playwright in 1603. The characters that play the most important role in our quest to understanding the role of the divine in human destinies are the witches or "weird sisters" as referred to them in the play. The witches' caricature nature lessens their credibility in context of the play's grim theme. However, on a deeper level one can interpret them as "agents of fate, whose prophecies are only reports of the