Critical lens

Critical lens

Henry Ward Beecher is a quote to agree with. This is because, if an individual uses all their strength, and puts it into something and tries their hardest to do the best that they can do, then thats greatness because that individual put all they had into something. All that matters is how that strength and power is used by the individual. Two works of literature that support this quote are “A Street Car Named Desire” By, Tennessee Williams and “Macbeth. ” By, William Shakespeare.

In the play write “A Street Car Named Desire” there are many examples of greatness and power in haracters in which they werent strong but they knew how to use the power and strength that they had and others didn’t know how to use their strength and power. In the play A Street Car Named Desire shows “Greatness lies not being strong, but in the right of using strength…. ” One example of how this can be proved is simply Stanley. Stanley was the man of the house and due to the time period most men or husbands had that title of having more power and strength.

But Stanley wasn’t really the type of man you would say is full of greatness although he is strong both entally and physically he uses his strength in the wrong way. When Stella (Stanleys wife) told Stanley to stop playing poker with his friends for the night and to wrap it up Stanley got angry and couldn’t control himself and winded up hitting Stella square in the face. Although Stanley was drunk at that point in time this is one of the reasons of how Stanley uses his Strength and power the wrong way. In the play Macbeth shows “Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right of using strength…. Furthermore, one example of this is simply Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth buses her power but in the end she winds up harming her and not helping her. This is an example of the quote because strength is ruled by the guilt and not the power. She ends up killing her loved ones and her self at the end of the play. So therefore she felt over compensated with the guilt that she had no other reason to kill herself because she didn’t realize that her lies ruined her loved ones life so she took her own life to defeat the guilt and because she didn’t want to deal with the problem.

A second example that he quote relates to the play Macbeth is that Macbeth himself shows that the “Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right way of using strength…. ” he tried to see beyond Lady Macbeth’s lies but he wasn’t strong enough to defeat them. Macbeth is not strong enough to defeat the lies because in the battle and final brawl between Macbeth and MacDuff he ends up dying and losing to Lady Macbeth’s lies. The quote “Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength…. ” By, Henry Ward Beecher is a quote to agree with.

This is because, if an individual uses all their strength, and puts it into omething and tries their hardest to do the best that they can do, then thats greatness because that individual put all they had into something. All that matters is how that strength and power is used by the individual. In conclusion, these two plays “A Street Car Named Desire” by, Tennessee Williams and “Macbeth” by, William Shakespeare relate to the quote and this essay proves that these two plays relate to the quote. Critical lens BY wolfk995 The quote “Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength…. ” By,