power

Topics: Macbeth / Pages: 2 (395 words) / Published: May 3rd, 2014
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ENGLISH: book report about power.
Answer to the problematic:
1.To what extent can we say that power is a mere illusion?
To answer this question, we will interest ourselves about texts learning in class. Shakespeare, through his plays want to explain notions like power who appears notably in Hamlet(the prince of Persia), Macbeth and the Seven Ages of Man.
Macbeth, Scottish nobleman, has been persuaded by his wife to kill Duncan the king of Scotland and usurp his throne. During the ACT IV(scene1), Macbeth meets witches and three apparition talking him about his life, telling him that he have to be carefully to preserve his power. The first apparition, an armed head advices him to beware Macduff, the second, a bloody child reassuring him that None of woman born shall arm Macbeth and the last, a child crowned adds that Macbeth shall never vanquished be until great Birnman wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come against him.
In this scene clues are round of the illusion of power because first, appearances are different than reality. The wishes prophetic are about the throne of Macbeth is illusion. It like that the power was in the hands of wishes, they are manipulators, they're breaching the natural order. To make a illusion power, Shakespeare creates the field of fiction, of imagination. When the third apparition said:> This quotation is unbelievable, woods will never walk. It's in the framework of illusion that the power is used. It a same remark view with the second appearance; If none of woman born shall arm Macbeth. Then who will arm him? May be animal, a monster? Just to say that wishes are representing the power in like a dream, they're manipulators of Macbeth, his power. He is gullible and manipulated.
The witches in their appearance and in their supernatural powers confirm substantially to those of popular superstitions. Shakespeare has only rejected or modified the vile or the ridiculous and has heightened whatever could

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