Sunday, January 27, 2019

Who or What Is Responsible for the Downfall of Macbeth

Who or what is trustworthy for the pin of Macbeth For brave Macbeth advantageously he deserves that name Disdaining fortune, with his brandishd steel, Which smoked with bloody execution, Like valours minion carved unwrap his passage T stroke he faced the slave Which neer move hands, nor bade farewell to him,Till he unseamd him from the nave to the chaps,And fixd his head upon our battlements. Act 1 painting II The tragedy of Macbeth is one of William Shakespeares most famous plays around a man who murders his king and continues to commit other forges of scoundrely to guarantee his position of power.The broad spectrum for the dgetf wholly of Macbeth would include the three witches, brothel keeper Macbeth and who else just Macbeth himself-importance. For it is his own ambitious disposition, insecurity and fear that drives him into creating his own ruination. Our first idea of the character Macbeth is finished the words of others, the wounded sergeant who praises him for his valor. This is followed by Duncans words of praise as he refers to him as O undaunted cousin worthy gentleman .However these heroic accolades do not attend to last long as our perception of his character is tainted aft(prenominal) his meeting with the witches. Macbeth is shown to be entranced by the prophecies made by the witches and moves through a dreamlike state and seems to be possessed or in a trance (whether it being literal or simply an act of his own doubts this is debatable). Some may see Macbeth simply as a puppet being controlled by supernatural forces as he is doubly described to be rapt and be quick to blame his downf exclusively on a twisted turn of fate, or inedibility.though the witches are held amenable for the initial inception of the idea, judging that Macbeth is one of sound mind and body, he should be strong willed enough to be able to resist temptations. In fact his inability to do so, is further echoed in our hearts by the comparison between his and Banquos reaction. After the second prophecy becomes true, Macbeths first thoughts turn to murder. He demonstrates his terror at having these thoughts and horrible imaginings disgrace his mind, with his heart knocking at his ribs. From this e can gather that Macbeth would remove originally possessed the ambitious murderous nature that proceeds to paying back everywhere, giving the readers a glimpse at his darker side. His earlier thoughts of lese majesty can also be seen from his reaction to Duncan naming Malcom his successor. Stars, hide your fires / permit not light see my black and deep desires / The eye pulsation at the hand yet let that be, / Macbeth is disappointed in Duncans choice and once again thinks ab place murder to gain kingship, a clear example of how his ambition begins to brew within him.Though Macbeth is ultimately responsible for his own tragedy, Shakespeare paints the roles of women in the play as evil, manipulative and ambitious, even divergence far enou gh to push past traditional female virtues to prepare characters that enrich the plot. Exploring the relationship between gender, masculinity and power, bringing in ideals of bravery, power, military group and force of will. A correlation between manhood and displays of violence and pitilessness is also heavily implied by the characters. Through extinct the play Lady Macbeth is seen as a frighteningly manipulative woman, as she constantly emasculates her husband.Knowing of his desperation to essay his manliness, she calls him a coward and insults his manliness, Macbeth falls a dumb victim to this manipulation. Many vie that since Shakespeares treatment of women is misogynistic, the women of this play must be held responsible as it is heavily implied that women are the cause for the bloody action of this play, however this is not the case. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are the heart of the play, as it is only through their ambitious nature which drives the bloody motion in the p lay forward.However by and by on in the play, Macbeth is shown to act more will deary, shown by his improvisations on the aurora of Duncans murder, his decision to murder Banquo and Fleance, his decision to kill Macduffs wife and child and even acts indifferently to the news of his wifes death. He begins to gradually isolate himself from his wife, clearly indicating how he has cut all ties with Lady Macbeth as his lust for kingship takes over and consumes him, once again acting upon his own free will.Though a man of unspeakable evil, Macbeth differs from the traditional Shakespearean villain as he is unable to completely conquer his feelings of guilt and self doubt, enabling a much more complex emotional turmoil, displaying the melodramatic collapse from what he was to what he became. Throughout the play, Shakespeare brings out the ambivalent personality of Macbeth (this being particularly obvious in the early stages after authorized encounters with women) as blind ambition ob literates his earlier attributes as he comes out as a tyrant.His ambitious nature has clearly lead to ill effects upon himself, as he becomes tempted with these ideals and becomes a tyrant. Throughout the play, Macbeths talks and actions showcase his overwhelming guilt (appearing in physical forms of apparitions and hallucinations). Demonstrating that Macbeth is fully apprised of his wrongdoings and understands that his actions are corrupt. Despite the guilt that is driving him insane, Macbeth makes no effort in stopping his wrongdoings. All causes shall give way/ I am in blood Steppd in so far that, /should I wade no more, /Returning were as tedious as go oer/.Bringing out his underlying characteristics within his personality, allowing to readers to understand that his subsequent acts of murder are motivate by his fear and insecurity over loosing his kingship and of the discovery of his crimes. Macbeth demonstrates that he has a conscious and knows his thoughts are immoral and evi l, My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, / Shakes so my single state of man that function / Is smotherd in surmise and nothing is / But what is not. In spite of all of these , Macbeth makes no attempt to repent or reverse his situation and is then responsible for his own tragedy.In conclusion, Macbeth himself is responsible for his own downfall for several reasons. Though the witches predictions are responsible for initiating his downward spiral, Macbeth was the one who first thought around killing Duncan. Lady Macbeths ruthless ambition and manipulative nature influenced his thoughts, however it was Macbeth that allowed his wife to gain so much control over him, allowing her influence and putting power into her hands (though eventually cutting all ties with her and acting out of his own evilness).His ruthless ambition drives him to violence, his insecurities about his masculinity allows him to be manipulated and his lack of courage stops him from trying to reverse or r esist his own tragedy. That is why, Macbeth must be solely responsible for his downfall. Out, out, skeleton candle / Lifes but a walking shadow, a poor player,/That struts and frets his moment upon the stage, / And then is heard no more. / It is a tale /Told by an idiot, / full of sound and fury,? Signifying nothing. / Act V, scene V

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