Macbeth’s deterioration initiated with slaying Macduff’s family. By doing this, he only creates Macduff as an enemy who is now declaring revenge for his slaughtered family. When Macbeth commits this crime, it reveals that he is a tragic hero, in view of the fact that he continues performing disastrous deeds which only demolished his downfall. Upon following this, Macbeth’s epiphany, when he recognizes that the three witches had cleverly tricked him, was an exemplary point on how Macbeth is a tragic hero seeing that this individual finally becomes aware of the horrendous crimes he has accomplished in the play. In the following catharsis, Macbeth releases those emotion, “And be these juggling fiends no more believed,/that palter with us in a double sense,/that keep the word of promise to our ear,/and break it to our hope” (5,8,23-26).
It is vital that the audience is aware of Macbeth’s strengths early in the play, because it evolves Macbeth as a tragic hero when the audience witness Macbeth’s downfall, instigated by the witches and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth is seen as intelligent and kindhearted by Lady Macbeth who illuminates Macbeth’s personality" too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness/Thou wouldst be great (1.v.15-19)”. Shakespeare’s Macbeth experiences immense feelings of guilt for his role in the murder of King Duncan, which derived from The Chronicles. Holinshed describes King Kenneth who experiences a guilt ridden conscience, once the slaughtering of his nephew takes
This shows that Macbeth is thoughtful and that he knows that he should be protecting the king, not murdering him in his house. Shakespeare uses soliloquies to indicate to the audience the inner struggles of Macbeth and what his thoughts and feelings are, which reveal that he is feeling indecisive and nervous. The witches play a major part in this, as they were the ones who were pulling the strings and planted the seeds into Macbeth’s mind. They tempt him with prophecies of him being the new “Thane of Cawdor” and how he will “shalt be king hereafter”. By playing on Macbeth’s deepest ambition, it brought forth thoughts of evil and as a result, it leads Macbeth down a violent path.
In Act 3 of Macbeth, the previously emphasized themes of prophetic fate and ambition join together to form the new qualities of Macbeth, anxiousness and fear of the repercussions after killing Banquo to fulfill fate. The themes of fate and ambition combine to once again affect Macbeth’s decision making, leading to a fatal choice to kill his dear friend, Banquo, after speculation of Macbeth’s description and reasoning behind the anonymous murder of Duncan. Shakespeare’s inclusion of the visions Macbeth begins to perceive dictates the significance of the emotional trauma and turmoil occurring within Macbeth following the second murder his ambition to finalize fate has allowed. The prophecy of the witches, along with Macbeth’s ambition, strengthens Shakespeare’s syntax in Macbeth’s interactions with the supposed ghost of
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
Macbeth The “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow” speech by Macbeth in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is a great example of nihilism. In the aforementioned passage the news of Lady Macbeth’s death does not cause him to speak a eulogy in her honor. Rather it has caused Macbeth to have to look at the aspects of his reality that he had previously chosen to ignore. His nihilistic view is evidenced strongly in the following lines "signifies nothing" (Shakespeare, Wilder, 2004). He then proceeds to address the actions of life as being “a tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury” (Shakespeare, Wilder, 2004).
Throughout the play Shakespeare illuminates Macbeth’s escape from reality. His perceptions attribute to his immoral actions, just as Lady Macbeth continually washes her clean hands from the blood she helps to spill. Shakespeare defines these perceptions as the symbols of dark deeds the main characters commit. Consequently, after the murder of Banquo, King Macbeth imagines his presence at the banquet. Macbeth’s blames his paranoia on his dinner guests, shifting blame from himself to them, showing his weak character and inability to take responsibility for his own actions.
At the first stage, a Captain describes Macbeth as a loyal subject dedicated to serve King Duncan. As time passes when the three witches prophesy his fate, this causes the shifting his perception of integrity. Ultimately, Macbeth loses his integrity and meets his downfall due to his lust for power. Shakespeare introduces the audience to the concept of integrity by comparing Macbeth, a man rich in integrity, to Macdonwald, a man with poor integrity. The Captain’s monologue precisely states conditions of the battle and further goes into describing Macdonwald’s character to King Duncan.
From practically the start of the play, MacBeth is becoming corrupt when the weird sisters say he shall be “Thane of Glamis,” (1.1) which he already is, and “Thane of Cawdor,” (1.1) which a messenger is on the way to tell him he is, “Thou shalt be KIng” (1.1) which is very suprised at and he starts to become blinded to his loyalty to the KIng, Duncan. After he kills Duncan, he starts to descend into madness. He has his friend, Banquo, killed because he fears that he will challenge his power. After which he sees his ghost at the dinner celebration that night.
Not only does the blood signify the immovable guilt Macbeth feels, but it also is a picture of the fragility of Macbeth’s power. The ghost of Banquo is covered in blood, a reminder of Macbeth’s role in his murder and a reminder of the witches’ prophecy that a descendant of Banquo will assume the throne. Without the recurrence of blood throughout the play, “Macbeth” would lose its powerful