In fact, Macbeth becomes fascinated by them, "would they had stayed." Banquo serves as his conscience, perhaps representing the period audience who would have also thought the witches to be evil and unnatural, and warns him of the dangers of trusting such supernatural messengers; a warning that goes unheeded. After hearing the prophecy, Macbeth already thinks about, "murder," and becomes preoccupied with thoughts of becoming king showing the powerful hold they have over him with only one meeting, scaring the audience who would have believed in Witches. Macbeth believes the Witches as there first prophecy came true and ignores the fact that they’re evil beings whereas Banquo recognizes them for what they are. He even informs his most beloved, Lady Macbeth, who also shares his ambition.
Macbeth was not fit to be a king with his ambitious mind set. When the witches told Macbeth about the future and him becoming king. Macbeth went to great lengths to make sure they came true. The witches just told him facts, they did not tell Macbeth how they would come about. Macbeth was responsible for his own actions when killing King Duncan, the guards, and his best friend Banquo.
Under strict orders from his wife, he is forced to murder the current King. It is shown that Lady Macbeth truly holds power over him, for when Macbeth hesitates to murder the King, Lady Macbeth calls him a coward and that he is not a man. Through the murder of the King, Macbeth’s growing lust for
After the three murderers killed Banquo, they go to recount the news to Macbeth. Showing no reaction to the news of his former comrade’s death, Macbeth only thinks of himself: “Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect” (Shakespeare 99). Macbeth, asking if Fleance is dead, is only tormented after hearing that Fleance escaped and remains a threat to his crown. Macbeth’s quick transition of concern from Banquo to Fleance exhibits his disregard to the people close to him, a distinct behavior often tied to sociopathic people.
He even had hallucination of the Dragger. Lady Macbeth was behind him for all those crimes. Macbeth easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitions to the throne, and once he commits his first crime and is crowned king of Scotland, he had to kill other people to keep his secret safe and to secure his throne and the moment of awful guilt when Banquo’s ghost appears and also his lady’s death seems to give away the misery. These reflect the tragic tension to Macbeth. Macbeth cannot maintain his power because his increasingly brutal actions make him hated as a
If Macbeth’s id and mind was completely against the murder, he wouldn 't have thought about it so many different times, he would have just shut it down. Since his id was not totally against the murder, he partly wanted to kill Duncan to be satisfied with the spot of the king, and to satisfy his wife. He was not forced into killing Duncan, Lady Macbeth just got his id running and thinking about what he could have. This was the start of his change in mental state because after the murder he was so incredibly guilty. “I am afraid to think what I have done.
He had the choice to ignore all of the predictions but he starts to question his fate. He claims that “If chance will have me King, why, chance may crown me, / Without my stir” (I.IV.144-145) and appears to be unphased by the witches predictions. His words don’t reflect his thoughts, as seen later throughout the story. On the other hand Banquo is aware that believing the prophecy is free will, but Macbeth’s crave for power is stronger than his will. When Macbeth notifies his wife about the strange news, she sees
This is especially true for Macbeth. In it, Macbeth is confronted by three agents of chaos, depicted as witches, who tell him and his friend Banquo that they are destined for royal power and offspring with royal power each. Macbeth tells his wife, Lady Macbeth. The two of them plot and arrive in power after treacherously murdering their king. When Macbeth asks the witches more questions about his fate and finds out that he is practically invulnerable except from a specific and vague danger his hubris takes over.
Macbeth is hesitant about the whole scheme, but his wife pressures him and he caves in. That night, despite the guilt and vision of a bloody dagger, Macbeth murders the king. This is just the first of Macbeth’s many evil deeds. Many people would like to think that he would have been caught after the murder of a king… right? Wrong, he is never caught and this seems to give him a little push to do even more damage.
Whereas earlier, Macbeth would have prepared his armies for attack, he becomes careless and has no fear of the war. The supernatural know how Macbeth would meet his end, but purposely do not warn him. Through their numerous prophecies, the witches created an evil tyrant from the once brave captain. The witches hold the responsibility for motivating Macbeth, the victim to their manipulation and misleading. Macbeth’s complete blind faith in the witches and the witches ability to continue having the same level of impact throughout the novel, allowed for me to create interesting artwork with different elements connecting each individual