Essay about Flaws And Weaknesses Of Macbeth By Carol Ann Duffy

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Compare the way heroes’ flaws are dramatized in ‘Macbeth’ and two of the poems you have studied
Its only when we get to know people properly we will be able to decide what their weaknesses and strengths are because they can be up for interpretation. It’s easy for people to make judgements with very little evidence and they often depend on their state of mind. Throughout literature; it has been common to look at weaknesses.
I am going to look at the weaknesses and flaws of Macbeth, and two poems by Carol Ann Duffy, his ambition, superstition, his outside influence and his feelings of invincibility. In the poems we are going to look at negative emotions and how they destroy themselves through revenge. I’m going to argue that because humans have weaknesses they will never be able to be heroes we’ve read about in traditional stories; e.g. Sir Lancelot.
Macbeth in the beginning of the play is a brave hero and warrior, a good leader of men, a fighter for the king and destroys his enemies.
Macbeth seems like a loyal and brave warrior who would do anything for his King and country. “Till he faced the slave; which ne’er shook hands, nor bade him farewell to him from the have th’ chops, and fixed his head upon our battlements.” This quote shows that it brings peace to Scotland. The word ‘battlements’ means castle walls and it shows that Macbeth would do anything to make sure that no bad thing would enter the castle walls. This first scene shows irony to the audience as in this moment…

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