Macbeth Soliloquy

Topics: William Shakespeare, Idiot, The Stage Pages: 1 (284 words) Published: May 19, 2013
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.

Dear William,
In my opinion your Soliloquy can be seen as depressing or, depending on how you look at it, as a motivation for everyones lives. When it says “Tomorrow, and tomorrow... day to day,” macbeth is trying to tell us that life is boring and only repeats itself day by day. That line reminds me that it is up to us to make our lives enjoyable and interesting. If we have a sad and boring life that yes, every day will seem the same but, if we live our lives to the fullest then, everyday will bring new events. The line “And all our yesterdays... Out, out, brief candle!” teaches us that life is short and ends with no accomplishments. Again, I see this as a reminder to live life to the fullest. Life is only short if you don’t enjoy it because it will feel like you are not doing anything with your day’s. The rest of the soliloquy just tries to put down life as well. Life is not the same for everyone. When you make a life like Macbeth’s this will be your view on the world but, if you enjoy your life than, your view will be almost the complete opposite.

Sincerely, The Optimist
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