The Importance Of Human Nature In William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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In Shakespeare tragedies we can learn a lot about ourselves as Human beings. By examining the darkest depths of human nature we can learn what leads people to sometimes take such dire drastic measures and hopefully not go there ourselves. Shakespeare who has written hundreds of books and scripts had a talent for conveying human emotions in words. Although his writings were not in proper modern English, these emotions were still easy to comprehend. Many times Shakespeare ignored the common rules of English writing but this technique, instead of distorting the meaning of his words, was actually strengthening our image of these intense emotions. His vast and immense vocabulary brought new meaning to our language and contributed greatly to our …show more content…
In Macbeth you have a serious theme where Shakespeare explains what causes people to commit evil acts like murder. He is also sure to include a major flaw in one of the main characters, in this case its Macbeth. Macbeth becomes the protagonist that is basically destined for failure. Death becomes the inevitable destiny for most of Shakespeare playwright’s. The play starts off with three witches who tell Macbeth about their vision. Macbeth is told that he will be promoted and become king one day. Not long after this encounter with these witches Macbeth is promoted in the king’s army. Shakespeare states “for the double sins of suicide and immortal greed” (57) suggesting that the devil will instill the want for more. He and his wife start thinking about the witch’s vision and start plotting Macbeths run at the throne. Lady Macbeth sets up the king and has him assassinated by Macbeth. Macbeth was not too enthusiastic, probably more nervous than anything. Lady Macbeth makes sure he does not back out and carries out the plan. She frames the servants with the knife that was used to kill the king. This plan to the reader’s amazement was a success. The king’s children fled out of the country and left only Macbeth to resume the throne. Banquo whom is a good friend of Macbeth was very suspicious of him and knew what he was up to. Macbeth had him ambushed and murdered during travel so he could stay quiet …show more content…
He uses relentless corrupt characters that help him portray this evil and sad tragedy at its best. At the beginning we quickly learn that there is tension between Denmark and Norway because King Hamlet of Denmark had slain King Fortinbras in combat and reclaimed land for Denmark. Therefore everyone in Denmark fears that Prince Fortinbras is masking an army to win back the land that King Hamlet had taken. This tension will continue to be one of the plays most important sub thoughts. Prince Fortinbras is one of the foils for Prince Hamlet. As the play begins, there are three castle guards discussing how they have seen a ghost who looked exactly like the King Hamlet. Horatio decides to tell Prince Hamlet about their discovery. Prince Hamlet was a depressed and distraught after his father’s death. He was also bothered by the fact that his uncle, Claudius was married to his mother, Gertrude after his father’s death. The ghost later appears to Prince Hamlet and tell him he is stuck and purgatory and was murdered by his brother Claudius. Hamlet then decides to avenge his father’s death by killing Claudius. Polonius is King Claudius chief advisor. He is sent by the king to spy on Hamlet, who then kills Polonius by accident. Hamlet thought that Polonius was actually Claudius that was spying on him. Ophelia is daughter of Polonius and Hamlets lover on the side because Hamlet is not free to marry who he wishes. Ophelia goes mad

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