That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet. Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides: Who cover faults, at last shame them derides.
This perspective is complicated, however, once we see Macbeth interact with the three witches. We realize that his physical courage is joined by a consuming ambition and a tendency to self-doubt—the prediction that he will be king brings him joy, but it also creates inner turmoil.
These three attributes—bravery, ambition, and self-doubt—struggle for mastery of Macbeth throughout the play. Shakespeare uses Macbeth to show the terrible effects that ambition and guilt can have on a man who lacks strength of character.
Macbeth, great warrior though he is, is ill equipped for the psychic consequences of crime. Before he kills Duncan, Macbeth is plagued by worry and almost aborts the crime. After the murder, however, her powerful personality begins to disintegrate, leaving Macbeth increasingly alone.
These fluctuations reflect the tragic tension within Macbeth: As things fall apart for him at the end of the play, he seems almost relieved—with the English army at his gates, he can finally return to life as a warrior, and he displays a kind of reckless bravado as his enemies surround him and drag him down.
Instead, he goes down fighting, bringing the play full circle:A collection of quotes from the plays and verse of William Shakespeare. evilmac Macbeth's Evil Aspect - Macbeth's Evil Aspect Macbeth by William Shakespeare rrepresents unrelenting evil from beginning to end.
Macbeth: The Evil Within - It is evident from the beginning of the play that Macbeth is sheltering something sinister within him. At that moment, it can only be guessed as to what it is, but as the play moves along this terrible feeling grows and feeds on Macbeth’s paranoia .
Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies is the published collection of William Shakespeare's plays. Modern scholars commonly refer to it as the First Folio. The First Folio is considered one of the most influential books ever published in the English language.
Key Facts. full title · The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. author · William Shakespeare. type of work · Play. genre · Tragic drama.
language · English. time and place written · London, mids. William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April – 23 April ) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, sonnets, two long narrative poems.