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An Analysis Of A Comparison And Contrast On The Characters Ferdinand From Tempest And Lady Macbeth From Macbeth

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Shakespeare was the absolute man of his time during the medieval ages in which he lived. Actually, his plays began to be famous far after his death, which has resulted in a lasting legacy for his writings. He has composed an incredible amount of plays that have almost all continued on to be performed. Two more commonly known plays of his are The Tempest, and Macbeth. These are two very diverse plays that have a completely separate plot, characters, and meaning. In both plays, an unfortunate event occurred. Bill Delaney states about the perspective of King Duncan, “Obviously there would have been no knocking at the gate if Macduff had slept inside the castle or if Duncan had simply asked ...view middle of the document...

” Macbeth was not so sure about his intentions but Lady Macbeth was able to help guide him to what she wanted. In Act II, Scene II, lines 5-8, Lady Macbeth shows her carelessness by stating, “Do mock their charge with snores. I have drugg’d their possets, That death and nature do contend about them, Whether they live or die.” With Ferdinand, he knew he wanted Miranda, so he did a lot of extra work to try to get Prospero to realize that he was a good pick for her, so his intentions were good. They both pushed for what they wanted, and got it in the end.
Lady Macbeth and Ferdinand, characters from the plays Macbeth and Tempest, can also be compared for their intentions to help someone they loved. They both loved someone, and wanted the other one to make a certain choice. Jeremy Jerico’s description of Ferdinand included, “He's courageous enough to draw a sword against Prospero when the magician threatens him, and patient enough to perform the burdensome task of piling a thousand logs when he knows Miranda is the prize.” This shows that Ferdinand was willing to do anything to help get Miranda and be able to marry her. Like Ferdinand, Lady Macbeth was willing to do anything to get her husband to kill King Duncan. She pushed him to the edge, and he ended up doing what she wanted him to. They both had big goals they wanted to accomplish with the one they loved, and both aims were achieved.
On the other hand, Lady Macbeth and Ferdinand can be contrasted by the way they differed on their end results and intentions. Ferdinand was working in a positive manner to try to gain the respect of Miranda’s elder, Prospero, so he was doing all he could to marry Miranda. Lady Macbeth wanted her husband in power, so she did all she could to get her husband to kill King Duncan. In act III Scene 1, lines 11-13, Lady Macbeth states, “If he had been forgotten,
It had been as a gap in our great feast, And all-thing unbecoming.” These are...

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