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Macbeth is a play that was written by Shakespeare and is one of his shortest written
tragedies. It first performed in 1606 and was published in First Folio in 1623. This play does an
excellent job of exploring various issues, and also helps one to analyze and understand the
difference between bad kinship and good kinship. It can be said that it is a political play, which
enables the audience to understand the characteristics of a bad or a good ruler because it portrays
it very well during the play. Shakespeare uses characteristics such as morals or personal
characteristics as definitive attributes of a monarch who is good. It deals with the political
intrigue and power structure of Scotland. Macbeth murdered King Duncan to gain political
power whereas he also murdered other people to maintain his political power. The act of killing
that help started the reign of Macbeth took him down on an immoral path, and therefore he could
never be a good king in Shakespeare’s eyes.
As a result of this, he became bound to look over his shoulders all the time, scared of the day
when someone would betray or behead him when they come to know the real truth about his
actions. He also became fearful that someone would come to know the reality about what he did
to Duncan, and that he would meet the same end. Through this play, Shakespeare sheds light on
a global issue called regicide. To commit regicide means to kill a monarch in power, and such an
action is often committed by tyrants in order to gain political power. Similarly, the Catcher in
the rye suffered with mental illnesses that affect his judgment and surrounding conditions.
Holden is fighting the biological clock that eventually will result in old age and death. The
characters of Macbeth and The Ray seems to be suffered with an emotion of guilt , depression
metal illness and lack of judgmental ability.
Through the play, Macbeth, Shakespeare conveys a very important message that tells us
that a king’s or monarch’s life can be taken away from him in moments because of the thrust for
power and authority same and the Catcher in Ray , having mental sickness , had to face the
wrong concept of life. The subject of the radical includes the connection among the ache of
actual enjoy and feeling ones emotions, on the only hand, and however the similarly devastating
numbness that incorporates shutting down ones feelings in order to keep away from suffering.
After the demise of Allie, Holden basically shuts down, forcing himself to lose all attachments to
human beings in order by no means to be hurt again. He time and again mentions how critical it
isn’t always to get connected to anyone, considering the fact that this may result in lacking them
as soon as they’re gone. By the quit of the radical, he has spiraled to date down with this idea that
he has become afraid to even communicate to anyone. Phoebe is possibly the most effective
reminder that Holden nevertheless has the ability to love. When he seems at her, he cannot assist
however feels the equal tortured love that he felt for Allie. Nevertheless, the surges of those
emotions depart him even greater bereft. He is aware of he have to depart Phoebe to defend
himself, however while she suggests as much as accompany him on his journey, in the long run
he places his love for her first and sacrifices his very own intuition to flee so as to go back home.
Actually, the Catcher in the Rye and Macbeth lived with wrong / misconceptions about struggle
For example, King Birendra was killed by his own son at a royal family ceremony. The prince
also killed 12 other family members including his mother, and then he turned the gun on himself
and also died due to a self-inflicted gun wound (Nepal prince kills royal family, 2001). It is
suspected that the price was brainwashed by his uncle, Prince Gyanendra, who knew that he
would accede to the throne in case of his brother and nephew’s death. Through this play,
Shakespeare makes a strong case for the well-being and prosperity of a country and its citizens
depending on mercy, justice, morality, and the overall virtue of its king/ruler. He depicts both the
dark and bright sides of a ruler/king’s life as J.D Slinger depicts issues of judgmental situations ,
which can also be seen in the contemporary world that how politicians and autocrats struggle to
get into power no matter what cost they need to pay for it.
The difficulty of gaining power is handled with care in many familial issues and is
closely linked with the matter of pride and virtue within a family. For example: in Pakistan, the
first female prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, who belonged to the long linage of
politically influenced and autocratic family served the country to her extent but sadly she was
brutally massacred and murdered on 27th December 2007, during a rally that was being
conducted in her presence to welcome her comeback from England after she came back from
visiting her family that resided there (Jones, 2017). Sadly, during her rally, the people of
Pakistan witnessed an incident that they never saw coming, the prime minister of Pakistan was
assassinated in front of the people of her country who cherished and loved her. This incident
caused an uproar in the country and left the people of Pakistan with a gaping hole in their hearts
(Zafar, 2017). The incident was then declared as an assassination case but the people knew
better, many conspiracies arose after her assignation that brought forth such disheartening news
in which many claims were being made as to who was the murderer. The finger was being
pointed towards her own legally bind husband Asif Ali Zardari (The World from PRX, n.d.).
People started to speculate his real agenda and motive behind him killing his own wife, and this
caused another uproar amongst her fellow supporter claiming to hold him accountable for his
crimes. Unfortunately, the political world constitutes between world order and political agendas,
all of which revolve around personal gain and satisfaction, and therefore due to the nature of the
political world, no allegations were made against Asif Ali Zardari who later on became the
President of Pakistan in 2011.
The power struggle is seen and experienced in each and every part of the world, it resides
in every corner, seen in every household, observed in many institutions. Similarly in the play
“Macbeth’ we experience the struggle for power. Similarly in the play, Macbeth’s power
struggles are explained through his cruel behavior towards Duncan, in the play we observe that
Macbeth’s actions are either being controlled and manipulated by his struggle to gain more
power or by the hold Lady Macbeth equates over his obsession with her. These two elements
became the sole reason that led to the downfall of the Macbeth empire altogether, after
committing his action as being told by his wife, Macbeth started perceiving his own actions as
irrelevant and wrong, the idea of guilt was eating him alive. In comparison to this, the death
highlights Holden’s helplessness in a harsh adult world to which he cannot adapt. Death can get
rid of all duties entrusted to one by society . The irrationality and dominance took over one’s
mind and therefore brought forth his undying doom with it.
Shakespeare and J.D. Salinger have both signified lasting character that co relate youth
and adults today, but they do so in different ways. Similarly, mental illness and mental crisis
occurred. When Macbeth invited all his kings and kings to the party, he got rid of all the sins, lies
and evils that he consumed and in The Ray the main character , Cather , longing to protect the
innocence of childhood having all the primary virtues . It was a close struggle of him against
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