Nearly everyone aspires to have a good life. However, people in different situations act differently, and what they do affects if their life is good or not. Although Macbeth in The Tragedy of Macbeth causes and sees many deaths and emphasizes through tone and personification that death is inevitable, “‘OUT, OUT-’”, by Robert Frost, reveals that a good life requires one to stay optimistic by being respectful, despite how bad a situation can become. Living a good life requires one to recognize the values of life and the need to respect. In “‘OUT, OUT-’”, the boy says “Don’t let him cut my hand off” (25). He plead to keep his hand, because he valued his hand and its potential to him. It was very valuable and meaningful to him. Therefore, the boy valued what he had in life. He must have had a good life, because he was happy and had a future to look forward to - a future where he lived and could use his hand to fulfill his dreams, such as working and becoming an adult. Macbeth, on the other hand, has a different mindset. He thinks “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow / Creeps in this petty pace from day to day” (5. 5. 19-20). His tone is hopeless, because he uses the words
Nearly everyone aspires to have a good life. However, people in different situations act differently, and what they do affects if their life is good or not.