16 April 20
Bravery in Modern Times
There are a lot of people that are brave today. Being brave is to stand up against your fears, face up to them and challenge them. Our immediate response would be to turn away from what makes us fearful and being brave enough to fight against them, without knowing the outcome, is in fact, an act of faith in being brave. Bravery could be found everyday from our parents raising us (without anyone teaching them how to be a good parent) to our own difficulties in life. When people do all they can against all odds and fight against the challenges thrown to them, they are being brave. Macbeth was brave but he was brave in a bad way. He killed the king because he wanted to be king. He had two servants kill his friend and his son and a lot of other people because he wanted to be king! Macbeth wanting to still be king declared that he would not step down from his royal position. Macbeth instead sent a message to Macduff, which he tells in these lines, "The flight purpose never is o'ertook Unless the deed go with it…" (Shakespeare 5.l.145-146). Macbeth was ready to do battle, and because of what the three witches told him, he was positive that he was going to win. There are the murders of many innocent people. There is the murder of Macduff's wife and son, which is also set up by Macbeth. These meaningless killings are what make Macbeth a tragic story. People said that “Macbeth was a brave nobleman” (Shakespeare 1.2.10-15). Macbeth was brave and he was "too full of the human kindness / To catch the nearest way" (Shakespeare 1.5.16-17). The sergeant said “For brave Macbeth…well he deserves that name” (Shakespeare 1.1.16). The end of the play, Malcolm describes him as "butcher" (Shakespeare 5.9.41) that only wants revenge and bloodshed. He also was brave because he said “Come what come may / Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.” (Shakespeare 1.3. 155-156) . Macbeth was...
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