Essay on William Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth ' And ' Romeo And Juliet '

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Shakespeare was born in the 16 century, he was the greatest writer in history, he wrote several of plays like hamlet, the tempest etc. In this ESSAY, I will be comparing and analysing the ways that William Shakespeare presents and develops the heroes’ flaws in ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’. These two plays are two of the most famous tragedies written by William Shakespeare; the reason why these plays are called tragedies is because the main characters who are great persons at the start, change their destiny when one of their most strong flaws show their face and for them to their irremediable downfall. At first glance the characters of Macbeth and Romeo would seem to have a little in common; Macbeth, a brave and loyal soldier that would give his life for his country in contrast with Romeo a young dreamer who haves a strong passionate nature. However, both male characters’ life end with the play and both exhibit flaws that lead them to their end.

The form of soliloquy is used by William Shakespeare to uncover Macbeth’s thirst of supremacy. When Macbeth is deciding to take the king Duncan’s life he instantly thinks, “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o’erlaps itself and falls on the other”. The use of the word ‘vaulting ‘ exaggerates his ambition because he is giving a physical action to his flaw meaning that it is very strong and he is conscious that his ambition is more than what it would naturally be therefore this lead…

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