Hamlet and Macbeth Recount Similar

(“Tragedy in MacBeth,” 2009)

This leads to the death of MacBeths friend and ally (Banquo). As these prophecies are influencing MacBeth to the point, that he begins to see everyone as his enemy. This is when, he turns on Banquo based upon: his knowledge about previous murders that MacBeth was involved in. This is problematic, because it creates a situation where all of MacBeths friends and allies will turn on him. As they see him, as nothing more than brutal tyrant, who will say anything to anybody. This leads to the loosely-based confederation that is formed among: MacBeths former friends and enemies. At which point, they attack his kingdom, eventually beheading McBeth. This is important, because it shows how MacBeths lack of loyalty, would lead to the downfall of his kingdom and eventual death. As a result, one could argue that this is one of his fatal flaws that would make the situation go from bad to worse. (“Tragedy in MacBeth,” 2009)

Clearly, Hamlet and MacBeth are discussing how the major short comings of the two characters, would lead to their demise.

In the case of Hamlet, his idealism would force him to see the situation incorrectly. This would cause him to misread the underlying events and overact (based upon his sense of betrayal). While MacBeth was: easily influenced and had no loyalty to friends / allies. This is problematic, as it would lead to his eventual downfall and death (at the hands of his former allies / enemies). What both of these situations are showing; is that the shortcomings of the two individuals would have a dramatic impact upon the events that were unfolding. As they created a situation that allowed the intensity to increase to the point, that tragedies would occur. This is important, because it shows how human nature and the inability to address these shortcomings can cause a situation to go from bad to worse. Bibliography “Tragedy in MacBeth.” Study World, 2009.Web. 20 Jan. 2011. “What was Hamlets Fatal Flaw.” Drness, n.d. Web. 20 Jan, 2011 MLA Format. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/.

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