Life itself can either be great or not so great. Sometimes your up on top of the world and sometimes your lying face down in the dirt. Either way you got to take what life gives you and make the best of it. In this soliloquy, MacBeth”s recognition scene, he offers the reader a very negative and dark worldview. In essence he says that
1 life is repetitive and boring,
2 that man is puny and insignificant, and
3 that life itself is rendered meaningless and absurd by the finality of death.
MacBeth”s worldview is extremely negative and pessimistic, and he sees no hope at all. Given the experience of life and literature, one might disagree with him and offer evidence to the contrary.
There are many examples to prove MacBeth wrong in his view of life as being boring and repetitive. First, in the play MacBeth, king Duncan decides to make MacBeth Thane of Cawdor. How boring can it be to rule all of Cawdor and know that the king thinks very highly of you. Second, man has invented video games, TV, sports, and amusement parks to entertain man. So how can all those things just mention still make life boring? There is no way life is boring and repetitive because there is always something you can find to entertain yourself.
MacBeth also thinks that man is puny and insignificant but that is truly wrong. Man is the supreme being of the Earth. Look how powerful the Pope, president of the United States, generals etc. can be. Every catholic would do anything the Pope would ask. Another reason to prove the views of MacBeth wrong comes right out of the play. The king of Scotland means a lot to the people and has the most power throughout the land.
Once MacBeth killed king Duncan he knew he had to king Malcolm who has the heir to the throne in order for nothing to stand in his way of the throne. Obviously Malcolm was pretty significant to MacBeth if he wanted to murder him. Furthermore, you can look at history and see how Cesar ruled most of the world for over 600 years. There are just to many examples to prove that man is in no way puny and insignificant.
There is no way life is meaningless even with death in mind. Every culture in the world believes in a God and a afterlife. They spend their lives praying and worshiping their Gods hoping that the afterlife will be grand. You should not fear death because you get to go to heaven, which is what you want heaven to be. Therefore there is no reason why you should fear death.
The way MacBeth views the world as a dark place is extremely wrong. Throughout this paper there has been many examples on how life is exciting and very meaningful. Even though there are bad days or even weeks in life, the good days always out weighs the bad. In conclusion, life is what you make of it so you can”t blame others for your life and the way you live it.