Macbeth even admits that his actions are restrained by his thoughts and speculations; that the only things that matter to him are things that do not really exist. Being king is what matters to him the most at the moment, but it is yet to be a reality as he thinks he must kill the king for him to claim his crown. At this point, Macbeth has a selfish aspiration and he starts to show his corrupted nature. The witches never mention murder, yet Macbeth jumps to that conclusion. This is a perfect example of Macbeth’s ‘vaulting
After Macbeth murdered Duncan and drove away the two princes. He felt no happiness or tranquility. He lived the rest of his life in nightmares and fears which denounced his actions. He realized how unscrupulous his actions were and his souls is long huanted by it. After the murder, he does not dare to put the dagger back.
(I.iii.49). This solidifies the witches as supernatural and not a common occurrence in the realm of the play. This again is a trait of a Tragic Hero making Macbeth a prime example. The witches do not only tell Macbeth of the ideas, they also influence him in his decision. Macbeth returns to the witches to see if his fortune has changed but when he arrives the witches create apparitions, one of which tells Macbeth “None of woman born shall harm Macbeth” (IV.i.86-87).
From being a respected soldier, to killing King Duncan, Banquo and Mcduff’s family, Macbeth has turned from a noble man into a tyrant. His once noble heart and kind soul has transformed into a cold and bitter one. You can say that Macbeth was a victim, but we must also consider the horrors of his actions, and his downfall as a tragedy. At every turn of the book, he was fighting inner enemies, falling to ambition and the misanthropic spiritual world. There was no stopping after killing Duncan, and he will do anything to protect his throne, battling against the suggestion of fate, and manipulations of his wife the whole time.
Macbeth 's Bloody Ambition “In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side.” (Yoda). In William Shakespeare 's play Macbeth the character Macbeth feeds into his own ambition to become King, after he had this encounter with three witches and they told him, his so called destiny. Macbeth is a coward because he didn 't fight his temptation to be King, he fell for the Dark Side because he did great evil to get there. In order to become king he murders some of the closest people to him.
When the three witches met Hecate it appears that the three witches wanted to harm Macbeth. “ ]Hecate[ Have I not reason, beldams as you are, Saucy and overbold How did you dare To trade and traffic with Macbeth In riddles and affairs of death …” (William Shakespeare, page 106) Hecate declaring that the witches has just wracked her enjoyment of seeing Macbeth suffering and enduring pain. Hecate is saying that the witches are helping Macbeth, but the witches are not cause they planted the seed of ambition in his head. Meanwhile Lady Macbeth hates seeing her husband plummeting in troubles.
After his encounter with the witches, though his thoughts began to change. After hearing “All hail, Macbeth,/ thou shalt be king hereafter!,” (1.3.50) from the witches, he is ready for his prophecies to become true. When Duncan announces that Macbeth is now the Thane of Cawdor, Banquo attempts to warn him to not over analyze the witches’ prophecy. He tries to tell them that they are trying to trick him by only telling him little parts of the truth. He says to Macbeth, “ But 'tis strange:/And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,/The instruments of darkness tell us truths,/Win us with honest trifles, to betray's/
She enters the story by reading a letter from Macbeth about the witches' prophecies. She immediately begins to think of how Macbeth will get the throne. She decides that she wants Macbeth to murder Duncan. Lady Macbeth realizes that her husband is uneasy about this and decides to use fair is foul to persuade him. She says that he should "look like th' innocent flower, / But be the serpent under 't," (1.6.76-78).
Shakespeare shows the contrast between Macbeth and Banquo once the audience is aware of who each character suspects. Macbeth’s belief in the witches contradicts Banquo’s suspicion towards the sisters. He says, “The instruments of darkness tell us truths, / Win us with honest trifles, to betray's / In deepest consequence.” (I.iii.123-125).
In Macbeth’s soliloquy, he talks about Banquo’s “hath of wisdom” and how Banquo acts safely(58). This illustrates that Macbeth is afraid of what Banquo might do. This illustrates Macbeth’s ambition because he is not going to give up until he finds what he is looking for if he gets suspicious with Macbeth. This makes Macbeth very scared of Banquo because if Banquo finds out that Macbeth killed Duncan, Macbeth’s life is going to be hell and Banquo is immediately going to tell everybody in Scotland. Macbeth fears Banquo so much that he will “champion his utterance” and will battle anybody to keep his crown(77).
Macbeth chose to kill King Duncan on his own accord. His wife Lady Macbeth may have helped him come up with the plan and urged him on, it was his own hand that held the knife. Although without the witches there to inform Macbeth that one day he would be king, he may have gone down a completely different path. In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare shows how giving people a glimpse into their future can change their fate.
In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare Macbeth is becoming a great king because he is doing everything any person would do to define their title. Macbeth did not start believing what the witches told him until one of their prophecies came true. After Macbeth became the thane of Cardower he starts thinking about how he was going to make all of his prophecies come true. Macbeth would have to kill King Duncan. Macbeth would have to kill Banquo.
The tragedy Macbeth, by Shakespeare introduces fear and the effect it can have on people. Fear can motivate people to do things that are immoral to their human nature. In Macbeth fear takes control of many characters imaginations and actions, causing them to commit violent acts. Fear causes Lady Macbeth to hallucinate. It also causes Macbeth and Macduff to commit murderous acts.
In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, sleep or lack thereof shows a character’s hidden struggles and develops their downfall. In Shakespeare's time, not much was known about sleep; despite this, people knew it was normal. The inability to sleep was mostly foreign to them, something unnatural. To show the extent of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s insanity, Shakespeare had them experience insomnia and hallucinations, which put focus on the fall of their composure. Sleep and insomnia give the audience insight on characters’ thoughts, worries, and guilt.