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My Life

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Helen Keller once said "...although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of overcoming of it." Optimism, 1903 meaning without suffering there will be no compassion. Helen Keller's qoute is potrayed in two literary peices, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the play The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare.

In the play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, a tragic fall causes conflict, suffering and corruption. . Shakespeare uses characterization and foreshadowing to prove the universal idea of betrayal. The setting of the play takes place during Old English age. During the play three witches gave provinces to Macbeth and Banqoue. The witches told Macbeth that he will one day be king even though the thrown was already had been claimed by their friend Duncun. They told Banqoue he will never be king but will father kings. Macbeth and his wife (Lady Macbeth) created a plan to kill King Duncan. After killing Duncan, Macbeth he told Duncan’s two sons Malcolm and Dnaldain, that one of the guards murdered their father. “There’s dagger’s in men’s smiles.” (Act2). This quote is ironic because their own blood murdered his father. Both sons fearful for their lives flees the country and leave Macbeth all the power of Scotland. Macbeth began to become more paranoid and felt the need to kill anyone who gets in his way of being and staying king. The greedy king began to go on a killing spring hurting majority of the nobles in Scotland. After the suspicions murder of Banqoue, MucDuff goes to see Duncan in Ireland to talk to him. “The mere despair of surgery, he hanging a golden stamp about their necks, put on with holy prayer; and its spoken” (Act4) . MucDuff finds out from his cousin Ross that his family has been killed, hear broken and revengeful he plans to get payback to Macbeth. Macbeth goes back to the witches to see if anyone will hurt him. The witches gave him three new provinces "Beware MacDuff, Beware the Thane of Fife!",...
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