Date of publication: 2017-08-27 22:27
Mankiewicz most clearly shows that womanhood and a successful acting career are incompatible. In terms of choices, he prioritises Margo’s choice of marriage and “wellbeing” and security over Eve’s choices of acting and insecurity.
Is Macbeth a tragic hero?
Macbeth is tragic in the sense that he predicts his downfall but cannot control his ambition. He is also tragic in the sense that, as a fine and noble soldier, he becomes corrupted. As a tyrant, he becomes steeped in blood for evil purposes.
Notice throughout this soliloquy how Macbeth downplays in euphemistic terms the “damnation of his taking off” and Duncan’s possible “surcease”. Does this suggest that on a deeper level Macbeth’s irrational thoughts are already contradicting his fine and noble predictions and judgements?
Though they were free ( Migrants needed a work permit to leave the hostels) the hostels were intended to assist their gradual integration into Australian society, many migrants found the centres basic, cold and uninviting. Many cite the lack of privacy, the melee of transient groups, the gravitation towards fellow countrymen and the officiousness of the authorities as unwelcoming. Compared to modern detention centres, the Migrant Hostels were relatively humane.
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However, the more subsumed Eve and Margo become in this man’s world, the more diminished they become as females, to their detriment as the director seems to suggest.
Furthermore, Shakespeare constructs parallel characters such as Banquo and Macbeth who are linked through the witches’ prophecies. Significantly the witches greet both the kinsmen on the heath. Macbeth appears to become overly engrossed in the witches and interprets their prophecies as a sign of destiny – a “promise”. Contrastingly, Banquo, who incidentally has less to gain than Macbeth, questions the witches he recognises their tendency towards deception and thereby impugns Macbeth’s response. Banquo implies that Macbeth is too quick to place his trust in unworthy sources.
In Macbeth , Shakespeare depicts the tragic consequences of Macbeth’s lust for power. Whilst initially an honourable and loyal soldier, and full of the “milk of human kindness”, Macbeth’s “vaulting” ambition to become King leads to the murder of the honourable King Duncan. Whilst Shakespeare depicts Macbeth’s “deep and dark desires” as sinister, he also draws upon the historical context to portray the witches as “instruments of darkness” and Macbeth as the victim of their “hurly burly”. Together with Lady Macbeth’s “cloak of evil” these forces conspire to disturb Macbeth’s moral equilibrium.