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Topic: Hunting with Dogs Running for your life, but yet knowing deep inside you that you're going to be ripped limb from limb. The last thing you hear is your screams for help and the sound of cheering by a group of humans. The last thing you see is your killer's face covered in your blood. Some people call this morally wrong act of cruelty a 'sport'. It is turning into a more common 'sport' around the country and it needs to stop"¦not for the distant future, but NOW! Reports and tests show that 96.9% of animals hunted and then killed by dogs die a slow painful death due to their atrocious injuries. The other 3.1% of animals killed by dogs die from exhaustion and die more quickly from its injuries. Either way the hunted animal dies from the effects of being hunted. Surely this has to stop? "Why" do you say? Well 'why' do hunting packs only hunt foxes, deer's, hares and minks? I'll tell you why, its because these animals don't defend themselves against the hounds. They aren't strong enough to attack back. They just run, run as far as they can go, until the hounds catch up and kill them. Easy targets. More animals hunted in one go. Quick and 'effective' games. If this isn't cruelty to animals, then I don't know and can't see, what is! RSPCA, CPHA and LACS are the most highly praised organisations that try to prevent these hunting games from carrying on. They try to their highest ability to try and ban hunting with dogs, but sadly the government and the House of Lords are too strong and believe this morally wrong blood sport is perfectly 'normal'. They say the sport can go ahead because it keeps control over the numbers of Foxes, Deer's, Hares and Minks. However, studies show that the number of those animals doesn't need controlling and could decrease at alarming rates in the near future. If they thought this sport helps keep control and that it's the only way, well they're wrong! Scientists show that the only rightful way to keep control over the numbers of animals is not to hunt them with dogs but to shoot them with a type of tranquilliser which would cause the animal to die a quiet, non painful death. This is kind to the animal without the outrage of a bloodthirsty dog ripping them limb from limb. Are the government and the House of Lords being stubborn? Scared to face up to the situation and the blood sports team members? Among the supporters of hunting there is a fear that if it is banned there will be a severe shortage of jobs in rural areas. However I feel that this argument does not stand up in today's modern world with its very low overall unemployment rates. In addition to this the rapid increase in opportunities for working at home coupled with the advances in computer technology and the associated training courses available make it easier to replace any lost jobs. "Hunting is natural. Humans have been hunting since the moment we were created, so why stop now?" says Mr Robert Burns, a farmer from Somerset. Everybody aggress initially we were barbaric in nature but surely we're suppose to have progressively become more civilised. Or have we? Picture the scene: You're looking for food for your loved one and your 4 children. You hear a noise, which you've heard before, but you carry on hunting for food for your family. Then suddenly out of the bushes jump 15 hounds, thirsty for blood, your blood. You run until you can run no more; you collapse. Fighting for your breath, you try to get up but before you know it you're being ripped apart. You're dead. Your body is covered in blood and taken away by a human on a horse. Your skin to make clothes. Your flesh to be eaten by your killers. Your bones crushed to mark various items. Your family is left to starve. Your family is dead. But worse the, perpetrators revel in it. The question we need to ask is, who are the real animals, the Foxes, Deer's, Hares and Minks, or US? Let us make positive steps to change this situation by getting the law changed to ban hunting with dogs.
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Topic: Hunting with Dogs Running for your life, but yet knowing deep inside you that you're going to be ripped limb from limb. The last thing you hear is your screams for help and the sound of cheering by a group of humans. The last thing you see is your killer's face covered in your blood. Some people call this morally wrong act of cruelty a 'sport'. It is turning into a more common 'sport' around the country and it needs to stop…not for the distant future, but NOW! Reports and tests show that 96.9% of animals hunted...
know it you're being ripped apart. You're dead. Your body is covered in blood and taken away by a human on a horse. Your skin to make clothes. Your flesh to be eaten by your killers. Your bones crushed to mark various items. Your family is left to starve. Your family is dead. But worse the, perpetrators revel in it.

The question we need to ask is, who are the real animals, the Foxes, Deer's, Hares and Minks, or US? Let us make positive steps to change this situation by getting the law changed to ban hunting with dogs.

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Love Poems date back excuse... Love Poems date back excuse the pun over 100's and 100's of years. Since language and writing began people have sent each other expressions of their love, pictures, gifts and poems. In each of the hundreds of spoken languages of the world there is a subsection of words to express the feeling of love, and these words are what makes the foundations of every love poem, however, each writer must then make their own feelings known with their own words. Poems usually consist of a number of stanzas verses and often rhyme, although a poem does not have to rhyme contrary to some belief. There are many different kinds of poems, example a sonnet that has 14 lines or a limerick, which is a short rhyming poem. Often a poem has a sort of "rhythm" if you will, to which the words are meant to be said, this almost brings the words to life rather than it just being a piece of prose. What makes a love poem good? Well in all honesty I am not love poetry's biggest fan, but there are love poems that I really like. The question I will try to answer now is what, in my opinion makes a love poem good. To start with I do not like a cliché-ridden poem, which is one big soppy mess from start to finish, and I really despise the use of "baby" in a love poem or song. I find the term "baby" rather derogative in that it portrays the woman as weak and in need of protection, which is not a belief I hold. Also, I do not like Love songs where the message is much too clear and not at all hidden, or concealed in any way, shape or form. Also for some reason it really bothers me when people either do covers of someone else's songs because they are telling someone else"s feelings, not their own or if "manufactured" bands write 8 loves songs and slam it on a CD and call it an album. Something I really like in a poem/song is when the true feelings of the writer are concealed behind an abstract metaphor and unusual vehicles are used to portray the feelings. This way the poem actually means something to the writer and the receiver rather than just being a "Baby I love you" poem. Often the vehicle used to "carry" the metaphor will only mean something to the person receiving the poem which I feel adds a nice touch, it allows us to read, but only understand what then writer wants us to understand. Length is really not an issue with me because love is such a delicate emotion that it can take pages and pages to show hoe you truly feel about something, or if your so damn sure it's the right thing it can take only words"¦ A Love poem/song needn't rhyme in my opinion, it often bothers me that when a love poem rhymes the writer may have been looking for the word that rhymes rather than the word that properly portrays the feelings. This often ruins a poem for me, but if the writer is clever enough to be able to show his feelings AND get a rhyme scheme in there then it can often make a poem leap from good to excellent, but saying that a none-rhyming poem could also be excellent and a rhyming one could be utter tripe. Music is a vessel that is perfect for showing affection with, and if used properly can propel a good love poem right to the stop of the "Casanova scale". The words of a song often mean nothing on paper, but the music lifts them up of the page into the third dimension if you will, and even ore so if the song has a video, the pictures can make the already great song come alive even further and make it "real" so to speak. One thing that I'm not a fan of in poetry is when a Poem is deeply personal, I much prefer it when a poem/song can be applied to many people's situation and therefore more people than writer and receiver can relate to it. If a poem is very personal then there is no need for it to be published into public domain! Well I've outlined what I think makes a good poem, and in short; it needn't rhyme, needn't be long/short, should convey hidden messages to a certain degree, must not be blatantly obvious to everyone around, and must not be too personal, but of course there will always be exceptions to the rule, for example there might be a poem that adheres to all the fundamentals I have written above, and it may be atrocious and on the other hand there may be a poem that disregards all the rules yet still touches me in such a way that I can enjoy and relate to it. Someone once said something that pretty much summed up my own opinions, and that was "Originality makes for a decent love poem/song. Hidden messages and no clichés help a lot too" Words spoken by Zoe Cadwallider. Valentine is a rather unorthodox love poem by a poet named Carol Ann Duffy. It is what is called a "Metaphorical conceit". This simply means it is one giant metaphor. Carol Ann Duffy refuses to use clichés in this poem and thus creates a fantastic love poem that really has meaning. The first line of the poem is "Not a red rose or a satin heart" which quite nicely sets the poem up. What she means by this is that what will follow will not be the normal run of the mill love poem for Valentines Day. She writes about her own feelings about her lover, not what can be expressed in a rose or a satin heart. The next line is "I give you an onion, It is a moon wrapped in brown paper, It promises light, like the careful undressing of love". The onion of which she speaks may or may not be an actual onion but either way the message is easily conveyed. She is using the onion as a vehicle for her tenor, which is love. She uses the onion because it has many layers, as does a relationship. The "brown paper" is the skin of the onion, that you remove before you eat/cook it. The removing of the skin is the beginning of the relationship. The reason it promises light is because it is describing a fresh relationship full of possibilities and mystery. The next lines are "Here. It will blind you with tears, like a lover". These lines are very good as again it is talking about the relationship. The tears are not said to be of grief or of happiness and so we are free to decide for ourselves what she means, but after a close inspection its is actually talking about both kinds of tears. A lover could make you so happy you want to cry, but on the other hand, a lover could hurt you so much you need to cry. So the words are indicating that there is a possible "shark in the water" that needs to be watched for. Sometimes this part of a relationship is referred to as the honeymoon, where everything is "hunky dory" and your happy, but the next lines show that the honeymoon is possibly over. "It will make your reflection a wobbling photo of grief". These two lines are trying to say that 'as you look into my eyes you can see yourself, but my tears are making the "photo" wobble'. Carol Ann Duffy is being incredibly honest here as she is saying that maybe she will let her lover down, and that maybe tears will be on the agenda. Like she says in her next line "I am trying to be truthful". "Not a cute card or a Kissogram" are the lines with which she introduces stanza three. She is again reinforcing the fact that this gift is different,. It both holds tears of joy and sadness. "I give you an onion, its fierce kiss will stay on your lips, possessive and faithful". This is a very powerful, and again honest couple of sentences as she tells her lover that her kiss will forever be on their lips and will be both possessive and faithful. Meaning that she may become jealous of them if they are with another person, yet she is also re-enforcing the fact that she will be forever faithful "as we are, as long as we are". As you look at the inside of an onion, the rings get smaller and smaller and smaller until they are very small, "loops shrink to a wedding ring, Lethal". She is saying that the relationship will become ever more tight on the couple, ever more suffocating and entrapping until they are practically forced into thinking, 'Lets get married and have kids then, we've done everything else'. The last two lines of the poem are possibly the best, and most effective of the entire poem. "Its scent will cling to your fingers, cling to your knife". I think what she is trying to say here is that she will be with her lover for a long time, and while her good side may create moments of intimacy that will be treasured, and touch and love which will be forever remembered there will also be moments where harsh truths, and betrayal may "cling to the knife". Again, the reason why this poem is unorthodox, yet so effective is that Carol Ann Duffy is talking about things that people don't usually talk about on valentines day, because valentines day is more about romance than sex and commitment and so as she uses these themes she does so in a way that is very personal, yet it can be understood by many. Something that you may not have realised from the poem is that Carol Ann Duffy is actually gay. Now its near impossible to be able to tell that from the words of the poem that she is writing to a female lover, so this shows us that the feelings a gay woman feels for another woman are almost identical to those which a straight man may feel for a woman vice versa or even indeed a gay man for another man. However, the next poem I am going to look at is a poem called "the Sun Rising" written by John Donne. It is what a close-minded person may think of as a generic love poem man to woman. It was written in the late 16th century. This poem is almost the complete opposite of Valentine in the fact that the writer embraces clichés rather than rejecting them, but he uses and incredible and illustrious vocabularies to 're-dress' these old used clichés and turn them into a new, original piece. The opening lines "Busy old fool, unruly sun, Why dost thou thus" do not immediately make us think that this is a love poem, however his words to the sun do fall into place in the intricate puzzle that is the poem. "Through windows and through curtains call on us?" He is talking to the sun, admittedly its not my way of doing things, but to give him the benefit of the doubt I think he is personifying the sun as all the people who try to force people to live the "proper" way of life, not allowing them lazy days where they do not wish to do anything, the sun is trying to wake the couple up and make them do something, this idea I think is backed up by the line "Must to thy motions lovers' seasons run". This line is sort of saying, why should our love work on time, why can it not be forever and above and beyond the constraints of time. "Saucy pedantic wretch go chide, Late school-boys and sour prentices, go tell the court-huntsmen that the king will ride, call country ants to harvest offices." Donne is once again telling the sun to go away and do something useful rather than just annoy him. He is telling it go and wake the people that need help waking up, like the school-boys who are late and the huntsmen who need to prepare the horses. The next line, which reads, "Not hours, days, months, which are the rags of time" is once again asking why his love must be restricted by time. "Thy beams, so reverend and strong, why should thou think? I could eclipse them with a wink" This is where the poem really begins to work for me, as I aforementioned I really enjoy a poem that can illustrate its point clear enough for us to understand AND rhyme all at the same time has the potential to be a great poem, and this is no exception to that rule. He is telling the sun that through all its power, and all its glory he still has power over it. He could simply block it out by closing his eyes. However, I don't think he is genuinely suggesting that the sun should go away and leave him alone forever, he is simply asking the sun to stop being to big and boisterous and to just give him and his lover another 5 or 10 minutes. "But that I would not lose her sight so long, if her eyes have not blinded thine" this line, in my opinion, backs up what I just said about not being genuine about the sun leaving him alone. He is also saying that he doesn't want to loose the sun, as it would blind his lover. "Look, and tomorrow late tell me, Whether both th'Indias of spice and mine Be where though left'st them or lie here with me Ask for those kings whom thou saw'st yesterday And thou shalt hear, " All her in one bed lay" These lines are possibly the most important of the poem in the terms of disguising the cliché which is you are the most important thing to me. He tells the sun to go over to India and check if the mines and the spices are still the most worthy thing around, and then to come back and compare them to his lover, which he believes is more important. He is going even further in the fourth and fifth line when he claims his lover is more important that the king, which in his eyes is probably true. The next elaborately dressed up cliché is "Your everything to me" however he uses fantastic language to convey his point. "She's all the states, and all Princes, I; Nothing else. Princes do but play us; compared to this." Again this is simply saying that she's more important than all the countries all the states, all the kings, queens and princes and that she is with him. Next he goes even further with the idea that she is super important to him by saying that love is the only real thing that is about, "All honour's mimic" meaning that all honour is simply a copy of what someone has felt before. "All wealth alchemy". Alchemy was a middle age theory that with the right process you could turn lead into gold, however Donne thinks that this theory is silly and unimportant, as is wealth to him" Next he goes on to say how happy is lover makes him feel and that no-one's happiness can even come close to this happy couple. "Thou, sun, art half as happy as we, In that the world contracted thus;" He is also possibly hinting that he is fitting into some kind of grand design with the mentioning of contract however this is just a whim rather than anything that can be backed up by a lot of evidence. The next cliché that Donne decides to use is "You're my whole world" which is again done very cleverly and with a lot of fantastic language. He says: "Thine age asks ease, and since thy duties be To warm the world, that's done in warming us Shine here to us, and thou art everywhere; This bed thy centre is, these walls thy sphere" These fantastic lines tell us that all the sun must do to warm the world is to shine inside the room, as to him, that room with him and his lover IS the entire world. In conclusion I did not enjoy this poem quite as much as Valentine, however I did think it was a rather good poem, it has somewhat of a rhyme scheme going, it used fantastic and elaborate vocabulary to get its message across, but something lacked in the personal part of the poem, in that with all this fantastic language, maybe he was writing only to impress his lover rather than serenade her with writings of love. This begs the question; does love come from the heart, or the head?   

Love Poems date back excuse the pun over 100's and 100's of years. Since language and writing began people have sent each other expressions of their love, pictures, gifts and poems. In each of the hundreds of spoken languages of the world there is a subsection of words to...

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In my opinion, Macbeth is... In my opinion, Macbeth is a tragic hero. I see a tragic hero as a character who is admired and loved and followed throughout the play, and is bought down by a flaw in their character followed by fate. Macbeth is a brave hero, highly ranked by his own family and society, as well as the country. I see the reason for this, however, as the following: He is a brute. He is a violent, blood-loving butcher, and these are the activities, which got him to the status at which he is, a general in the king's army, and Thane of Glamis. The witches would be seen as a supernatural presence in the play to the Shakespearian audience, whereas the modern audience would see logical explanations to all that happens. Macbeth has a violent character, and these witches could just be mad women who provoke his "dark side". However, the witches are presented in the play as women with supernatural powers who make the day turn to night which can be explained simply by a solar eclipse and who make him hallucinate; "is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle towards my hand...I have thee not, yet I see thee still"¦" The dagger leads Macbeth to the bedside of the king, where Macbeth kills king Duncan. This could have been controlled and planned by the witches, or could be Macbeth's mentality combined with his violent nature. However, if it is all controlled by the witches, this would show that Macbeth is not exactly responsible therefore the audience symapthise with him. King James I was very fascinated by witches and witchcraft, as was most the population at the time of shakespear. When Shakespeare wrote this for king James he made sure it would appeal to him. King James believed in witchcraft and supernatural powers. He believed that a group of witches attempted regicide against him. Including his ancestor, Banquo, in the story also assisted in allowing the king to see his own reflection in the play, especially in the scene of the 8 kings, where king James is the 8th king. "Thou shalt get kings, thought thou be none" this was said to Banquo in act 1 scene 3, coincidentally; Banquo is king James's ancestor. Even after the Shakespearian period, the public were fascinated by witchcraft. So fascinated, that they added another scene in the play, featuring Hecate, goddess of witchcraft. Act 3 scenes 5 The Shakespearian audience and the Elizabethan audience would have thought the witches to be the most powerful element in the play. The first scene and act of the play is of the witches. Theatrical effects, like thunder and lightning, are staged to add effects and intrigue the audience. Dark, gloomy and "evil" effects are used to represent the witches and their control over Macbeth. The first scene contains a mention of meeting Macbeth; this provides a clear link to him. The witches also discuss in which weather conditions they wish to meet; this could be waiting for the next particular conditions to meet in or choosing what weather situation to CREATE for their meeting with Macbeth. The witches plan to play with Macbeth's minds and lead him to the dark path on which they tread. This would interest the Elizabethan audience greatly, as they did not have our modern science and reasoning. The believed that witches did indeed exist, and had supernatural powers to control and amuse themselves with average human minds. An Elizabethan audience at Hampton Court in 1606 would have found this powerful and intriguing, and Shakespeare's portrayal of the witches on stage may have even left them feeling weary or shaken.] The atmosphere the witches seemed to create was magical; it was dark and dull yet powerful, and in some cases, amusing. They always seemed to appear when the weather conditions are poor or within a storm, and in darkness. ""¦Her choppy fingers"¦skinny lips"¦your beards"¦" This is Banquo"s description of the witches in Act 1 Scene 3, Macbeth and Banquo"s first encounter with the witches. "Her choppy fingers", meaning chapped, red and rough, would be common as they worked with their hands, in sowing, cooking etc. along with skinny lips. These were popular features for lower and working class women. However, they have beards, which were recognised as the uttermost ugliness in women, and showed that they are either cursed, or had a presence of masculinity in them. The speech is convincing yet fascinatingly powerful, for example, the use of riddles and antitheses "when the hurly-burly's done, when the battles lost and won" What else makes their speech interesting is that they use rhyme constantly, almost as if everything said is part of a bewitching continuous chant. The witches' powers are recognised and compared in Act 1 Scene 3. The following quotes will show what they are capable of: "¢"Killing swine" -Death of animals back then were always considered witch-related. "¢"In a sieve I'll tither sail" "“witches were thought able to sail in a sieve "¢"like a rat without a tail" "“witches were also thought to have the power to morph into any animal; however they would have no tail! "¢"I'll do, I'll do and I'll do" "“the witches threaten to cause the sailor harm and mischief using the above mentioned powers "¢"I'll give thee wind" "“able to cause the wind to blow "¢"I myself have all the others" "“this witch has powers over all winds to mischief. "¢ "All the quarters that they know I' the shipman's card" "“she can stop ships from docking safely so that he does not arrive ashore. "¢"Dwindle, peak and pine"¦bark cannot be lost yet it shall be tempest tost" "“the witch will make him thin, weak and frail and play a storm around his ship. When describing what they had done to the sailor's wife in Act 1 Scene 3, it is obvious that they had no respect or sympathy towards ordinary human beings: "Give me". Rather than asking the sailors wife to give her a chestnut, the witch ordered her to. "Rump-fed ronyon" "“this is an amusing quote but again shows the lack of respect the witches have for ordinary people. However, when they meet Macbeth and Banquo they use respectful terms; this may be mockery or an attempt to gain their trust so as to play on their minds. "All hail"¦" this phrase is used repeatedly, I believe it is to flatter Macbeth and to make him believe what they predict. The audience would be surprised and would have more reasons to believe in the witches as the predictions are revealed. The first prediction is "hail Macbeth, Thane of Cowdor". This would be a surprise as no one knows of the death of the Thane of Cowdor but the King and his court, and Macbeth believes that he still lives. There is no other explanation for the witches to know, other than that they have powers to get whatever knowledge they want. However, this prediction in my opinion should not be counted as so, as, even though Macbeth does not know, he has already in the previous scene been appointed Thane of Cowdor "Go pronounce his present death, and with his former title, greet Macbeth" The second prediction is "Hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter"¦" There is already a king, king Duncan of Dunsinane. This causes confusion, but also, this is where the plot thickens, so to speak. Both Macbeth and the audience see this and wonder if it has a deeper meaning. The way the witches continue to speak with rhyme and rhythm and in riddles; the rhyme and rhythm make the speech interesting whilst the riddles provide the element of mystery. The audience are bound to jump to conclusions from the predictions, as Macbeth does. The predictions will draw the audience more into the play. Macbeth at first is surprised with the quick disappearance of the witches, and wishes that they would have stayed and told him more, this myself and probably the audience would believe was the witches plan, to leave Macbeth with this 'craving' for more information. In Act 1 Scene 4, Macbeth states "let not the light see my black and deep desires", Macbeth is hoping that the prediction is true and has faith, as the witches predicted that he would become Thane of Cowdor, and upon his arrival, Macbeth was given the title. He actually wishes to become king and hopes for his prediction to come true as the previous one did. This quote was said to king Duncan himself, and so he did not wish to reveal his desires to take king Duncan's place. When the King spends a night at Macbeths castle, Macbeth and his wife see the opportunity to murder him. Upon hearing of the witches, Lady Macbeth was eager to fulfil her own and her husband's 'destiny' that she believed lay in these prediction; she encouraged the murder of king Duncan. They planned the murder, and she encouraged him though this is only my view. The witches seemed to have played a stronger part in the murder of Duncan. Macbeth visualized a dagger before him leading him to Duncan's bedside, he was unable to touch the dagger until then; "Is this a dagger which I see before me"¦I have thee not yet I see thee still"¦" Macbeth murders the king and continues his life casually; this shocks the audience, as they no longer know whether to consider him a villain or a hero. In act 4 scene 1 Macbeth returns to the witches greedily, in my opinion, to find answers and more predictions. He wishes to know his future. When Macbeth first hears that he cannot be defeated by anyone "Woman born" he accepts his fate thinking no person can kill him, but he feels that he must know if Banquo blood will reign? "Shall Banquo's issue ever reign this kingdom?" This is where the 8 kings are shown and in the eighth king"s hands, a glass, which were to show king James reflection. King James was very fond of this particular play because he could see himself, his ancestor and his beliefs playing upon the stage before him. At the end of act2 scene 1, Macbeth realizes that whatever predictions the witches had made had and would continue to come true, and it was his own impatience that bought him the problems that he s now suffering. Before Macbeth is killed, he says "these juggling themes no more believed that patter with us in a double sense that keep the word of promise to ear, and break it to our hope, this is where he had realized the witches had given him a double meaning. Macduff had been born through a caesarean section, which meant he was "untimely ripped" from his mother's womb, not born naturally. I think Shakespeare intended us, as his audience, to feel a mixture of sympathy & offence, against Macbeth. He is shown throughout the play as a cold-blooded killer under the influence of witchcraft. At the end of the play the Elizabethan audience would have felt sympathy for Macbeth because he realizes he has been misled by the witches "these juggling themes no more believed that patter with us in a double sense"act 5 scene 8 The witches show indications throughout the play of there affect on Macbeth. For example his trace-like state, "look how our partners rapt" act1 scene 3. Also Macbeth's changed appearance " why do u make such faces" act1 scene 4, this maybe through the witches influence or his own guilty conscience. Macbeth also has an inability to pray, " Amen/ stuck in my throat"¦" This could e the witches and their evil ways distancing Macbeth from god, or Macbeth's own conscience punishing him for his own evil thoughts and doings. Hallucinations and visions "what is this I see, a dagger before me?" there are numerous reasons for hallucinations, but because the Elizabethan audience would not have thought of any of these, only that the witches were responsible. There are other examples also, that the Elizabethan audience would consider the witches responsible for, like Macbeth's lack of fear, disturbed behaviour, indifference to life and also invitation to evil spirits. When focusing mainly on the supernatural details of the play, the witches seemed to me as the most powerful element of the play, otherwise, Macbeth seemed like a power-hungry mad murderer, but again, this is only my opinion. The Elizabethan audience would almost definitely consider the witches to be the most powerful element into the play.   

In my opinion, Macbeth is a tragic hero. I see a tragic hero as a character who is admired and loved and followed throughout the play, and is bought down by a flaw in their character followed by fate. Macbeth is a brave hero, highly ranked by...

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