Macbeth EssayIf Macduff is "good" and Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are "evil", how and why does Shakespeare make us more attracted to the evil figures?
Shakespeare attracts his audience to the evil characters in his Tragedy Macbeth to make the audience question what is evil and what is not. At the same time his techniques and characters give the audience cause to question who has the right to say what is evil or not.
Shakespeare gives all of his Tragic Heroes some form of harmatia so that it is clear to the audience that they are not perfect. Shakespeare has given Macbeth two main harmatias: he has too much ambition and he is involved with the witches. During the time that Shakespeare wrote Macbeth people were expected to accept the position in life that God had given them, in Macbeth's case, being the Thane of Glamis. However, Shakespeare draws both classes of people, however in some ways more the lower classed people, in the audience to Macbeth by showing that he is not happy
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"My Lords, please; my people are innocent. There is no need for this discussion to take place."
Convil, the old chief of the Pirveli Tribe, clutched on to his gnarled wooden staff, made by the finest of his craftsmen. He stood tall, his long chestnut hair fluttering in the autumn breeze around his aging face, the green tattoos of the forest tribes traced intricate patterns on his pale skin. He feared for these people of the grasslands; they knew nothing of what the monadires could do.
"Then why has all the game disappeared? Why are we suffering and our wives and children starving? Because your people are keeping all the food away from us! Just look how much you've prospered whilst we fall into ruin!"
The young dwarf stood firmly on the marble ground of the ancient meeting place, used by the rulers of each peoples for generation upon generation.
"If you anger the Hunte
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My husband and his followers leave, destruction awaiting them. He lets me stay, to ensure that none of my humans are harmed.
The hall seems empty without his devilish brilliance.
"What the bloody hell was that? Is this some sick joke?"
Alice, always overconfident, stomps forward. Despite her unabashed attitude, I see the twinkle of fear growing in her ice blue eyes. I admire her courage, I admit. But, to be frank, her foolishness is becoming increasingly irritating; I have always though her too big for her boots, as the humans say.
And right now I could not care less about one spoilt human brat showing a backbone.
"Exactly that, girl; Hell."
"Yeah, right. This is just some hoax you're playing on us 'cos you're a bloody selfish bitch."
I close my eyes, my exhausted body being constantly battered by the demon chained inside my soul.
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My whole body and soul's racing; how could they? How could he? We're a team, me and him. How could he turn his back on me like that?
I run into the Dark Forest, my feet running of their own accord, Casper crying silently in my arms. We're no longer in danger; they didn't see where I ran. But still I run. I run from the pain, even though I know in my heart that I can't escape it. My soul's tearing in two, shattering into a thousand tiny pieces. How could he?
My feet keep running, my heavy stomach slowing me too much for my comfort.
I don't understand. All these years, he's been my brother. He's never once shown me any other form of affection than that of a doting brother. Now that I've finally found the man that I love, now that I finally know that I am too different from Aiden deep down, he wants to love me?
Well, it's too late now.
The sun begins to peak over the trees above me w
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"Ayame, watch out!" I turn round quickly to find another dragon coming towards me, his amber tongue licking the air, tasting me. I grab my rapier from the corpse of the last one, a youngster, and charge towards this new danger.
His glittering blue tail swings at me, narrowly missing my head. I bare my teeth at this monstrous male. "That all you got? Your son put up a better fight." I hold my shield in front of my sweating face as he rams into me, fuelled on by my insults. His jaw opens wide around it, but Aiden's finished killing his quarry and jumps onto my beast's tensed back, giving me just enough time to slide under his pale belly. "Let's see what you ate for breakfast then."
I make sure to keep my mouth firmly closed as I thrust my longsword into the soft spot on the monster's underbelly. His black blood gushes out around me but I hardly notice. Something sharp hits my head and everything goes blurry. I vaguely hear Aiden screaming som
The Seventh Sin Part 3Chapter 8
I jump gracefully out of the moving limo, my bag and folder in my arms, slamming the door in Sariel's face. Last night, after Eddie had gone, he and I went out to search for Apollyon; one of our contacts in Poland had tipped us that unexplainable deaths were occurring over the country; a clear clue as to the whereabouts of the Angel of Death, surely.
But as soon as we get there, what happens? Another bloody emerald dissolves in my necklace, releasing another of Lucifer's brothers, an earthquake shattering the innocent human villages. And then, sometime in the night, another emerald goes, another brother free, another hurricane battering the coast of Jamaica.
He won't admit it, but Sariel and I both know that the world won't survive much more of these demonic batterings; we almost destroyed it in the Dark Ages, fighting amongst ourselves like this.
Thank God it's Friday! At least tomorrow evening I can enjoy myself with the
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Like everyone else, my first instinct is to call home; say that everything is alright, but school just exploded so I'm coming home.
My hands shake as I dial Sariel's number on my Blackberry. He answers on the first ring; I never call him during the day. Ever. I can't concentrate on the words we exchange. He needs to know about the key. But I can't say it. Not with so many humans around.
"Stay there, Lucrezia; Horton and I will be there in five minutes. Don't move. It's ok; I'm coming."
"It's fine, Sam; I can walk. I need the fresh air to clear my head. I'll be home in twenty minutes. I promise."
"No. You. Stay. There. I'll come get you; this is dangerous, especially for our kind. I'm not about to let you risk your safety when you're the one that holds the key to the Devil's heart."
I end the call as his worried voice screams down my phone. It's temptin
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I can't believe I'm doing this; what will everyone think of me, such a strong, confident and powerful woman, stooping so low as this?
The heavy wooden door moves swiftly, repulsed by my pale fingertips caressing its smooth veneer.
I see him, sitting at a small table in the centre, speaking to another of our kind. They must hear my uncertain thoughts for they turn their golden eyes to me, my thick black cloak covering my hesitant face.
He stands, beckoning me forward. This is my last chance; I can still change my mind. But no, I must do this; this is as it must be. I know that now. The other men in the tavern stand and follow his handsome gaze. Their mouths drop and voices hush when they see the beauty in my strong stance, the subtle curves in my body entrancing there lustful eyes; they have always succumb to the power of my natural beauty. I force myself forwards, the cold chains of fate suffocating my bare feet on the