Macbeth Soliloquy

Satisfactory Essays
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

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    Soliloquies in Macbeth

    • 760 Words
    • 4 Pages

    These soliloquies show a clear development in the character of Macbeth. They are used throughout the play, and are very important in the understanding of the play. The first two soliloquies show Macbeth’s through process and opinions on what course of action to take before he kills Duncan. The following two soliloquies show his thought process after he is committed to killing Duncan, and much of his hesitation in doing so. These soliloquies are key to the story, and if we didn’t have they the play…

    • 760 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Macbeth Soliloquy

    • 952 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Macbeth’s Soliloquy In Macbeth’s soliloquy Shakespeare uses many rhetorical devices to magnify Macbeth’s change in attitude about killing Duncan. Two of the main rhetorical devices used in the soliloquy are rhetorical questions and allusions to Hecate and Tarquin. These two devices help Shakespeare depict the change in Macbeth’s attitude about killing Duncan and also represent his decision to kill Duncan. Macbeth’s rhetorical questions share his lack of clarity and conviction to kill Duncan while…

    • 952 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Soliloquies In Macbeth

    • 873 Words
    • 4 Pages

    In The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare illustrates the tragic events in the life of a man named Macbeth. Macbeth is the tragic hero, whose selfish and greedy actions led to his downfall. Shakespeare uses literary elements such as irony, foreshadowing, soliloquies, and asides to portray tragedy throughout the story. The Tragedy of Macbeth shows that power brings out the worst in people, and can ultimately be the downfall of their reign. Many times throughout the story, Shakespeare uses irony…

    • 873 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Macbeth Soliloquy

    • 805 Words
    • 4 Pages

    MACBETH SOLILOQUY DAGGER AHEAD OF ME (ACT 2, SCENE 1) Good morning/afternoon everyone and welcome to today’s workshop on the famous and acclaimed playwright William Shakespeare at Brisbane’s prestigious Twelfth Night Theatre. This presentation is from a soliloquy from the play Macbeth in Act2.Sc.1 (Lines 33-65). Paraphrasing a Shakespeare aside and that too of a self-divided protagonist, is far from an easy task. Macbeth has made his decision to kill the King and take the crown as his own…

    • 805 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    Macbeth Soliloquy Analysis

    • 1202 Words
    • 5 Pages

    regret haunts you eternally. In the soliloquy, found in Act I, scene vii of Shakespeare's Macbeth servants can be found scurrying inside the castle to prepare the table for the evening's feast with the King while Macbeth, Shakespeare's title character, hesitantly paces debating the…

    • 1202 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Macbeth commentary, Chosen Act 1, scene 7 lines 1-45, This extra describes Macbeth, in his castle, where he dwells on the idea presented to him by the witches. He is then later joined by Lady Macbeth, who helps convince him to commit the act. He voices his thoughts in the beginning monologue, allowing the audience to sympathize with him. As in many common scenarios that king is often regarded to be very close to god because in that era and the king was selected by god to be king…

    • 486 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Soliloquy Analysis Jessie Atlija English Routledge Context: The soliloquy that occurs in 2.1 is key to the Shakespeare play, Macbeth. Macbeth is getting closer and closer to killing the king Duncan, so that he, can become king. Macbeth is alone and starts hallucinating. He believes he sees a dagger, which he is supposed to kill Duncan with, but he cannot tell if it is just his brain taking over, or if there is an actual Dagger in front of him. When he does realize it is just his fevered…

    • 752 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Macbeth’ is a play that demonstrates personality traits such as; greed and selfishness. Through the clever use of soliloquies, Shakespeare is able explain each character's intentions or trace of thought. Shakespeare shocks the audience by revealing dark character traits that the readers never expects to witness. For example, at the beginning of the play Macbeth was portrayed as a loyal man, however due to recent events the audience starts seeing his cynical side. Throughout the soliloquy in act…

    • 479 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Macbeths Soliloquies In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, soliloquies give the reader a close insight to his complex character, helping us understand his transition from a war hero to a ruthless tyrant. The purpose of any soliloquy (aside notes) is • thoughts • feelings • personality • mindset • motivations of the central characters. In the case of Macbeth, his soliloquies prominently reveal he never loses sight of his actions and how he is fully aware of the rippling effects and…

    • 903 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The soliloquy Definition & analysis of soliloquy: “to be or not to be” The soliloquy: is the act of talking to oneself silently or allowed. In drama it’s a convention by which a character alone on stage utters his thoughts allowed; the playwright uses this device as a convenient way to convey directly to the audience information about a character’s motives, intentions and state of mind, as well as or purposes of general exposition. The soliloquies punctuate hat play at significant points,…

    • 10144 Words
    • 41 Pages
    Good Essays