Macbeth Creative Eulogy Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to honour a man who was amazing in so many ways. You may have known him since birth, as I have, or you may have only known him a brief time, but in any case, he touched your life. He touched many lives, some with his valiant courage and love, some with his kitchen knives. Although our dear friend Macbeth has passed from this world to the next, there is still much to be learned from him. He always had a kind word for me, and although he was bit intense he was a very special man. His face could have entranced the sirens themselves: such was his beauty and grace. He charmed friends and strangers alike with his wit and warmth.
His courage and strength made him a unique man for certain. During battle, he would never lose sight of our goal. He played a key role in the defeat of the Norwegians and served his nation well. Even when he was killing the traitorous Thane of Cawdor, his pain was plainly etched in his face; killing another man was a hardship for this great soul. Such compassion is so rare during wartime.
When I had the good fortune to be by his side in battle, he always filled my heart with courage and admiration. I’ve known Macbeth since his early years, and he has always shown compassion and understanding beyond that of any other man I know. During his childhood years, he always displayed a rampant ambition, and a kindness rare among young men. His friendship was something to be treasured. Our many days spent together are some of my fondest memories, and the loss of such days fill me with profound sadness and grief.
When Macbeth was introduced to his late wife, there was a spark between them I’ve never seen before. Macbeth treated his conquest with such respect and delicacy, she couldn’t have refused his proposal. They had a very close marriage, and it was filled with love and warmth. It was the kind of union every man hopes he’ll be blessed with in his lifetime. Lady Macbeth once told me that her husband was the most caring man she’d ever met. I believe that prior to Macbeth’s troubles and strife, that he and his wife had a very healthy relationship.
When his wife’s mental health was beginning to fail, he could not bear to watch his beloved deteriorate. In the end perhaps it was best that they not go on in life without the other. Their love was deep and beautiful, even if it was incomprehensible at times. I have always modeled myself after this outstanding man, thane, husband and friend. His courage was infinite and his love was boundless.
Many may say he was nothing more than a traitor to his King, but I say he was so much more. Look beyond his actions in the later period of his life, and see the man beneath the stony exterior. I beg you to look back at his early years, the years of life filled with joy and love. He was at good man at heart, and although later on life he displayed a darker side, one that even I can not totally dismiss, he was not evil. He cared deeply for his friends and family.
In truth, he was just a man, like you or I. He was a man whose circumstances and ambition helped decide his ultimate fate. Even if you abhor his actions, as I do, you can still admire his commitment to his ambitions. He may have killed in cold blood to attain these dreams, but who of us has not considered the thought, even if fleetingly. Perhaps he went too far, but he did go.
Many of us will spend our entire lives dreaming, not doing. Please remember that he was nothing more than a human being, with human talents and human faults. Judge his life not by its end, but consider his talents and faults, for even I If Macbeth lacked limits, he was more free than any of us will ever be. Bibliography Shakespeare, William. Macbeth.
(Oxford, 1998) Shakespeare Essays.