Everything he did to become king will soon be erased by his story coming to an end. To truly understand them, you must look at them in context.
His idea, in the similitude he here employs of "a tale," has in view the brevity, the trifling character, the speedy forgetfulness into which they fell; but these are not all the characteristics of a tale that is told.
His view of life is a very sad one, and is by no means true as concerns the blessed dead who die in the Lord. The child is father to the man, and you can generally foretell how it will wind up. Out, out, brief candle!
Macbeth says this after hearing that his wife has died. Let such as are young, therefore, take heed to their days, the days of their youth - they are all-important. The aim must be generous and high. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. There are tales told that are poor, mean, hurtful, not worth the telling; that stain the imagination, that incite to evil, and are doomed to a speedy and contemptuous oblivion.
Well, it is so - I. He "made a lot of noise" and created quite a story, fought quite a battle, but in the end, nothing is to come of it. In this tumultuous moment, Macbeth is feeling that life is absurd and that nothing has any purpose or meaning.
And all our yesterdays have lighted The way to dusty death for fools. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this trivial pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time.
And so is it with our life, even at the longest, and especially that portion of our life which is of paramount importance - the formative character fixing years. It is lasts for a brief time and is full of "sound and fury", but in the end, nothing lasts.
In the tale of most lives you know very soon how it will go on. It is also the moments right before his climactic battle with Macduff. Macbeth is realizing that all his machinations to become king and to keep the throne have come to nothing.
Yes, it is true; we do spend our lives as is here said. Character must be revealed. How soon they are over! And the life takes its bent and bias from them, and generally continues so to the end.
I know the word rendered "tale" may bear other meanings - a thought, a breath, a meditation, a numbering Exodus 5: But there are others of an entirely different character. The tale that was told was never long, but soon done, and room made for another. Oriental peoples are very fond of short bright stories, and one who can tell such stories well is ever welcome amongst them.
It must end well.
In other words, life is meaningless. The full thought of which this lines is a part is:Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury Signifying nothing.
— Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines ) "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow" is the beginning of the second sentence of one of the more famous. Life is a Tale Told by an Idiot What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Does life signify anything, does it have a purpose?
I don't know if I can answer these questions, and I don't know if I should even try/5(1). Macbeth says "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing." What do you suppose he means by that? What does this mean, ". Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.
Enter a Messenger. Thou comest to use thy tongue; thy story quickly. Messenger Gracious my lord. It is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.
MACBETH. Life is nothing more than an illusion. It’s like a poor actor who struts and worries for his hour on the stage and then is never heard from again. Life is a story told by an idiot, full of noise and emotional disturbance but devoid of meaning.
The tale that was told was never long, but soon done, and room made for another. And so is it with our life, even at the longest, and especially that portion of our life which is of paramount importance - the formative character fixing years.Download