In the tragedy of Macbeth, there is much deception, murder, and sadness. It is very interesting how the story plays out with the many crimes Macbeth and his wife commit. They do get what they deserve, but not by the hand of a judge or a courtroom, and certainly not at the pace that they should have received their punishment. In Act I, Macbeth and Banquo had just returned from their battles against the invading armies of Ireland and Norway. Macbeth and Banquo then meet three witches who tell them that Macbeth is to be named Thane of Cawdor and eventually king of Scotland.
After the victory of Banquo and Macbeth against the king 's traitor Macdonwald the witches presence contract the vibe of manipulation seeking Macbeth as its next victim. As they encounter with Macbeth and Banquo, they start-off questioning the trio of leery ladies. "look not like the inhabitants of the earth, / And yet are on it"; they seem to understand him, and yet he cannot be sure; they "should be women," and yet they are bearded. One by one the witches told Macbeth his upcoming abundance of power leaving him immensely petrified. As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration.
Throughout the play Macbeth’s choices were constantly influenced by other characters in the play; namely the three Witches and Lady Macbeth. witches impress over Macbeth. However, at the first Macbeth didn’t believe them. When the first witchy says, “all hail, Macbeth When the second witch cries, “all hail, Macbeth hail to thee the thane of Cawdor!”. And the third witch stats, “all hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter”.
Later in scene, Lady Macbeth states that if she had made such a promise as Macbeth did to her, she would “dash the brains out” of her own child as “it was smiling in her fail”. However Lady Macbeth makes it absolutely clear that if he is brave enough, it is impossible to fail. These quotes show how Lady Macbeth is controlling her husband and she proves herself be the most responsible of Duncan’s death. Some people may say that three witches are the most responsible of the death of Duncan. Macbeth never considered murdering king Duncan until he saw the prophecies of the witches.
For the time period that Macbeth was written in it is astonishing that Lady Macbeth had such an influence on Macbeths decisions. This can be seen after Macbeth has had his prophesies delivered by the three witches, once he tells Lady Macbeth that he can be king. They devise a plan to kill Kind Duncan so that Macbeth can take his rightful place at the thrown. However, this is all unturned when Macbeth declares that he will no longer be taking King Duncan’s life. This decision upset Lady Macbeth greatly, she responds by
After reading the letter she said, “Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’th’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way.” (1.5, 15-18) Lady Macbeth is questioning whether Macbeth is too kind to do what has to be done to become king. She wants to be queen so badly that she is willing to do anything, but she wants to make Macbeth kill king Duncan. All of her evil intentions are seen when she says, “That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe topful Of direst cruelty. Make my blood thick.” (1.5, 47-49) She is asking evil spirits to take the good from here and fill her with evil. This just stiffens the argument that she is willing to go to any lengths to gain power and wealth.
Even Macbeth fallout to kill the Macduff’s family because of the witches prophecy to him. These are the factor that are responsible for his fall are three witches who instigate his ambition when they make prophesy that he shall become king of Scotland, Influence of witches he becoming a tragic hero. Another aspect contribute to downfall of Macbeth was Lady Macbeth desire to Queen of Scotland, when lady Macbeth received letter from the Macbeth saying that he met the witches, in letter written of his prophesies which he will become the king of the Scotland. After reading of the letter of Macbeth he was very determined to become queen. Even lady Macbeth thinks it is meant to be that he will become king.
They are both ambitious and superstitious. In the play, it says, “Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more…. With such prophetic greeting, speak, I charge you. (1.3.71,79).” When the witches tell Macbeth that he is going to be a future king, he believes them, asking for more details and believing that one day he will become the ruler. When he tells Lady Macbeth, she goes on a rant about how much life is going to be amazing while Macbeth is king, and how she loves him because he is powerful and almighty.
Most probably, the three Witches however caused Macbeth nothing but the trouble. First, the sisters encouraged his undeveloped mind or ambitions to be King of Scotland. In addition to this, the prophecies of Witches gave Macbeth a false sense of safety. Lastly, Witches prediction of becoming King led Macbeth to believe he would be happy some day which was far from the truth. The three Witches contribute the most to Macbeth’s ruin.
Early in the play, Macbeth and his wife toss around the idea of killing Duncan in order to become the king of Scotland. Lady Macbeth is able to manipulate Macbeth into doing so, Macbeth begins to seem shaken and flustered because of the deed he has done to his cousin. Macbeth then becomes king as told in his prophecy by the three witches, and does what he can in his power to keep that title and begins to lose his path due to ill/rattled thoughts and actions that happen beginning with Duncan’s murder. Macbeth’s introduction in this play begins with his meeting with the three witches or weird sisters. They tell him about his prophecy of becoming thane of Cawdor and even larger, the king of Scotland.