If Macduff would have stayed home, his family wouldn't have died, he would have no reason for revenge, and Macbeth would not have been killed. Stares hatefully on the Dragon Prince I think one of the main reasons why we respect Macbeth and not Anakin is that Macbeth was original actually, it wasn't, but the sources Shakespeare ripped off didn't survive till this day and Anakin is full of cliches. Although he was evil, he was the protagonist with more antagonists than one would care to have. Other characters shouldn't be loyal for no reason; he needs something to offer. An antagonist does not have to be another person. He's Thane of Cawdor; he's got a devoted wife; and his king thinks he's the man.
For example, the may fight against nature-he might have to overcome the elements. It triggers an actual catharsis, which takes place within the movie-goer when done extremely well. Harbage, Alfred, A Reader Guide to William Shakespeare, New York: The Noonday Press, 1963. Do we as an audience focus on him? Of course, stories can have multiple protagonists and antagonists, and dynamic characters can even switch between these roles as the story develops. A character who does not choose her own fate, and thus suffer the consequences of her choice, is not a protagonist.
I'd say especially if you want to make him empathetic at some point, which is sounds like you do is to keep it realistic. Evil is overpowering him as he decides to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. Again, asking if a trait or flaw be an a nemesis. But, in actuality, both are contracting, only the biceps are getting shorter and the triceps are getting longer. When you do that your triceps relaxes to allow the biceps to contract. However, being that Macbeth had no heirs and Banquo did, Banquo became an obstacle between Macbeth and the throne.
If Banquo would've taken into consideration that Macbeth would soon take the throne, he could have killed Macbeth first; having his son take the throne. Or maybe he's the opposite! He is fueled by his experiences, not fighting with them. She doesn't even know what he is doing at this point. She urged him on and even went as far as questioning his masculinity. Fleance Banquos Son Fleance was the only one that escaped the murderers and figured out who sent them. Definition of Protagonist The protagonist can also be called the hero or main character, but these terms are imprecise, and for some stories, plainly false. Alex in A Clockwork Orange faces-off against rehabilitation as represented by his probation officer and the Minister of Interior.
In MacBeth, MacBeth is the protagonist. He doesn't want anyone to take his hard earned title away from him and is willing to kill everyone who he considers a threat. Just because they're evil doesn't mean they have no limits and the more intriguing villains always have some morals to the evil things they do. So even in the rare situation where it seems at first blush that all rules are off, and the leading character acts like an antagonist, they still have an external opposing force outside themselves with which they must do battle. Outcome The play ends in tragedy, for the main character loses his battle with himself. Like, maybe the Antagonist wants a more fair justice system or representation and the Heir feels the King should have complete control - something that would be fitting for royal Heir to feel in his time and setting but our modern sensibilities would make us sympathize with the Antagonist. The first part of the play follows Macbeth's rise to power.
And by that, do we mean the focal point of the audience? Is There Only One Protagonist? Her conflict is that the wolf wants to eat her, and she must figure out that he is not her grandmother! So perhaps with his years of education and preparation for the contingency, he is in charge of overseeing the heir's education now that he's reached a certain age. He needs to sound less like a suburban kid who's upset he can't say racial slurs in public without catching some blowback, and more like somebody who just killed a room full of people feeling realistically shitty about it. Her main conflict is that she is trying to find love and belonging in a new home with her uncle after her parents are killed. Macbeth responds to this warning by having his thugs murder Macduff's wife and son. These antagonists are totally separate characters even though they share a body with the protagonist. This might bring to mind Born on the Fourth of July, where Ron Kovic struggles with the ideology of blind patriotism in wartime. Martin Pendergast sets out to stop a family man that has snapped in Falling Down.
Be sure to check this website any time you have a question about difficult writing topics. Read about Thomas Cromwell for inspiration, and what it took for him to get a bible in English rather than Latin in churches. If viewed in this manner, the climax is then delayed until the point when Macduff actually murders Macbeth in the closing scene of the play. There are many competing interests in a kingdom, and it wouldn't be surprising for them to support a heir that is more sympathetic to their demands. Finally, I will show you a helpful memory trick to use to help you decide which is which next time you see a movie or read a book. It is a play by Shakespeare.
The human mind loves to compare. The play concluded with him killing at the chance that someone was against him without giving it a second thought. I think if you had your Antagonist hold a view that the audience agreed with, it'd really spice things up. And he might be mistreated slightly because everyone knows he was demoted, so they assume he did something, especially since he would have taken the throne had the king died. At the beginning of the play he would contemplate evil actions and then he would feel the guilt for these actions.