Banquo’s suspicion evidently leads to his death as Macbeth has him murdered before the banquet. He is also killed for the reason that the prophecy of the witches made it clear that Banquo’s children would be future kings. “But that myself should be the root and father of many kings”(act 3, scene 1, pg 1). Many suspect the king Macbeth but do not dare open their mouths out of fear that them to would be killed. The power the witches predicted Macbeth would have came true and as fate would have it Macbeth’s power grew and so did his influence across the nation so much so that England had started to keep an eye on him and this would lead to his eventual
This conveys that Macbeth simply killed Duncan because his of his wife’s cunning, and for fear of her, he was persuaded. In addition, we have already seen that the prophesying of Macbeth’s downfall only led him to murder Banquo and Macduff’s family because he feared losing all he had won. Banquo seemed the last obstacle in his way after hearing only the first prophecy because his sons would receive the throne, so Macbeth tried to kill him and his son out of fear of losing his
Present fears are less than horrible imaginings” (1.3.150). The show that Macbeth thought has terrify himself that he think in order to the prophecy come true he has to kill King Duncan. After Lady Macbeth has found out about the witches’ prophecy of Macbeth latter. Her strong desire and ambition of power has led Macbeth to assassinate Duncan by insulted him “wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem 'st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting “I
The Tragedy of Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare.It was written sometime between 1599 and 1606, and was first performed in 1611. The play is about a warrior named Macbeth, and the crimes he commits to become a king, and his eventual downfall. Macbeth’s downfall is caused by the crimes he commits, as well as the lack of compassion that he feels towards his people. One of the most important factors that led to the downfall of Macbeth were the crimes that he committed to become the king, and eventual tyrant. The first time he kills in the play is in Act Two Scene One, where he kills the current king, Duncan.
William Shakespeare says that betraying another person may result into a high consequence that you may have to suffer for all the things you have done to others. Macbeth shows many betrayals happening towards one another, These betrayals will affect how the characters will react and what they will do. A civil war has broken out in Scotland, rebels against the royal army. The king has been betrayed by the rebel leader, this causes the rebel leader to die in the hands of Macbeth as for his consequence, but little does the king know, another man has betrayed him. The Thane of cawdor gives out the position of the royal army and Norway comes to try to take over Scotland.
As tragic as Macbeth becomes through the play, his paranoia is also a factor that leads to his ultimate downfall, morally and physically. Macbeth, now a traitor after the assassination of the king, is paranoid of anybody who may threaten his position or how he attained it. After killing the king, Macbeth’s conscience is guilt-ridden and he is no longer able to sleep peacefully. His only worry is that someone may be plotting his murder, just as he strategized the death of the former King. If there was nothing stopping Macbeth from killing Duncan and committing treason, who is to say that no one else will make the same decision, killing Macbeth?
Because of Macbeth’s ambition and lack of moderation, he took matters into his own hands, deciding to kill Duncan in order to become king as the witches prophesied. This is the decision that set off the chain of events, beginning with Duncan’s sons fleeing to England and Malcolm deciding to go to war against Macbeth, avenging his father. The witches would then tell Macbeth that, “no man born of woman can harm him,” thinking that no one would be able to kill him, he goes to battle with Malcolm. Then, when he learns that Macduff was not born of woman, but was born from a c-section, he starts to panic while in battle, and ends up being beheaded by Macduff. Having the battle won by Malcolm and him become king of
Shakespeare's Macbeth is a brilliant example of consequence, and how it can change us and the people around us. In the play, Macbeth does a lot of terrible deeds, and the consequences of those deeds that lead to his demise. Macbeth murders all those near to him in order to become king, but his actions cause others to become suspicious and untrusting of him, leading them to betray him and revolt against their new ruler. Consequences are a prevailing theme throughout the play, nearly every important event can be strung back to another. The witches tell Macbeth about his fate, which prompts him to tell Lady Macbeth, leading to the plot to murder Duncan.
THIRD WITCH All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter! (i.iii.51-53) Macbeth the once brave and kind thane evolved after his motives of gaining power clouded his judgment. Once Macbeth the antagonist commits an act of evil, in this case killing King Duncan for to fulfill the witches prophecy to become king. Leads to various incidents including deceit and hypocrisy. This showcases that unnatural deeds leads to unnatural events, which is a pivoting moment for Macbeth as it is unnatural for him to be king.