Throughout the story of Macbeth, Macbeth’s ambition for power, provoked by his significant other, Lady Macbeth, and the witches’ prophecies consumed his life. At first he committed murder against King Duncan so he could become king himself, but the one murder had a domino affect. Although ambition can be a positive attribute for someone to acquire, Macbeth’s ambition began in Act One and proved dangerous as his death approached in Act Five. In Act One of Macbeth, Macbeth and Banquo meet three witches that tell them three prophecies. One at a time, each witch mentioned a prophecy, “All hail Macbeth, Thane of Glamis!
With Macbeth being a general in the Scottish military, he had major influences on people and their daily lives. After the murder of King Duncan, Banquo’s suspicion of who committed the murders arose around a single suspect, Macbeth. Knowing that Banquo most likely knew the truth that Macbeth killed King Duncan, Macbeth went back to his evil ways with ease. Through his attendant, Macbeth summons three murderers. Shakespeare introduces the murders with stage direction “[Re-enter Attendant, with two Murderers]” (Shakespeare, 363), in which Macbeth he uses Banquo as bait in order to gain their graces and loyalty “That it was he in the times past which held you so under fortune, which you thought had been our innocent self: this I made good to you in our last conference, pass'd in probation with you, how you were borne in hand, how cross'd, the instruments, who wrought with them, and all things else that might, so half a soul and to a notion crazed, Say 'Thus did Banquo.
Act 4 Scene 1: Othello’s turning point plotting murderer on Cassio and the lies in real life. A) Since I already watched the movie I would direct the scene in the ‘same way’. I would show the viewers Iago and Othello talking about the matter in a dark place. I doesn’t have to be pitch dark, but a place where Othello can hide later on when Cassio arrives and talk to Iago. Also I would put most of my focus on Othello and his reactions to the ‘lies’ Iago tells him and make sure that is expressions are clearly visible.
The Tragedy of Macbeth is a prime example of negative influences and how it affects people. Throughout the play and the crimes committed, Lady Macbeth proves herself to be less culpable because her role was not as vigorous as Macbeth’s. The first crime committed was the murder of King Duncan. The three witches claimed the prophecy was for Macbeth to be the thane of Glamis, thane of Cawdor, and the king. Lady Macbeth received a letter verbalizing these prophecies and that caused her to commence plotting.
At the beginning of the play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth learns that he will become King. When he realised he could be the leader, the power he desperately craves motivates him to alter his character. “Tis unnatural, Even like the deed that's done.” (2.4.6-14) The Old Man in the play says this after they found King Duncan brutally murdered. This proves that the death was unnatural and it was in fact a murder, a murder by Macbeth. The scottish general was not only out of character but absorbed by his lust of the throne, Macbeth’s yearning for authority was pushed by the witches
Lady Macbeth is said to be the most ambitious in the play and that definitely shows throughout. At the beginning of the play its easily shown that Macbeth was heavily influenced by his wife’s ideas. Further into the play, Macbeth was kind of reluctant about going through with killing Duncan because if he did that, he had the risk of losing the positive opinions people had about him. His wife knew what his weak spot was and once she heard about his hesitance about killing Duncan, she went straight to attacking his courage. She says that she herself would kill her own child in order to achieve her own goals.
Lady Macbeth also play a big part in Duncan’s murder. Not only is she the one who committed the deed, but she taunts Macbeth by mocking him, “Was the hope drunk; Wherein you dressed yourself?” Questioning his love for her, “Was the hope drunk; wherein you dressed yourself? "2, doubting his love for her "Such I account
The relationship between manhood and atrocity is the theme portrayed in Macbeth. Gender is a big factor in the drama, many decisions are made by the characters dwelling on the thought of masculinity. Lady Macbeth takes advantage of her husband by questioning his manhood, she then wishes that she herself had no female qualities and had similar male qualities. Also, she does not deny Macbeth when he says that a female like her should give birth to boys. A lot like the way that Lady Macbeth persuades her husband on to murder, Macbeth manipulates the assassins he hires to kill Banquo by questioning their manliness as well.
In the play, Macbeth, I believe that one of the witches was the third murderer. In the play, Macbeth hires two murderers to carry out several brutal acts for him. When the murderers go to kill Banquo and his son, there are three murderers. The witches love to use people and watch them suffers. To do this to Macbeth, they need to gain his trust.
He is quite upset about this fact, but not upset enough to do anything. On the other hand, Lady Macbeth is red faced mad about this atrocity. Eventually, pushing his hand to kill the king through playing with his sense of masculinity. Once he kills the king his vaulting ambition just becomes more intense this causes him to almost become absolutely insane and commit terrible acts to climb to the top, and stay there. Fast forward a couple of days, after Macbeth has already became king his vaulting ambition to become the king has left one vital piece untouched.
This tactic works for her as she get Macbeth to go through with the killing of King Duncan. There are times where Macbeth is very hesitant in killing the king and but she uses her emasculating tactics to make him feel that he has to go through with the murder to feel more masculine and prove himself of his manhood . One example of how she uses this tactic is by questioning his manhood. Although cruel, this tactic works and makes her husband murder King Duncan. One example in the play where she uses this tactic is when she says that she wish she were a man so she can do it herself.
Based on the evidence in the play, Macbeth is guilty of murder in the first degree. He and his wife came up with an elaborate plan to dismiss King Duncan. His actions were premeditated and he knew the full capability of what he was doing. Lady Macbeth should also
The supernatural motivates Macbeth comprehensively, to the extent that he murders King Duncan, Banquo and Macduff 's family. It galvanises him to do things that otherwise he would have thought were ludicrous. Firstly, the witches prophecies stimulated Macbeth to kill the ones he loves, as a consequence losing friends that were loyal to him. Additionally, Banquo 's ghost caused Macbeth to feel guilt and fear, causing him to rely on the witches’ predictions and having a false feeling of security. Finally, the vision of a bloody dagger that appeared right before the murder encouraged Macbeth to kill King Duncan.
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a play that mainly focuses on one common theme of insanity. Macbeth gradually becomes plagued by intense guilt as his desire for power drives him to attain his goals by any means necessary, including committing murder. He kills Duncan in cold blood in order to become King, has Banquo killed by three murderers because he wishes to maintain his position as King, and finally, he has Macduff’s family slaughtered. Each of these occurrences takes place because of Macbeth’s will to be King, or they are a result of his guilt. Nonetheless, they are all completed of his free will, which is what causes him to deteriorate mentally.