Macbeth and Lord Jim

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Realization of one’s imminent death can drastically change an individual. Knowing that death is imminent can change the way we look at things, and cause us to confess our sins. In Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad and Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the main characters experience this trauma. The instant that Jim jumps from the Patna, his life becomes a series of lies that will tamper with him for the rest of his life. He …

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…s habit of daydreaming was his downfall, and the influence of Lady Macbeth and the three witches was Macbeth’s. They were the cause of their life long lies that they needed to suppress. Near the end of their lives, they eventually confronted these lies and were able to die with dignity as tragic heroes. They both wanted to be honorable men and despite what happened in their lives, that is what they eventually became.