Macbeth knows that the witches’ prediction will come true due to his experience with the first prophecy. Nevertheless, he asks about his downfall to try and prevent it. Macbeth’s ambition to become king is so strong that he will try to twist destiny satisfy his ambition. The three witches’ prophecies strengthen Macbeth’s ambition. They remove all doubt from his mind and guarantees success, and also makes Macbeth try to change his fate to stay as
Leadership that comes from one person can either lead their followers to triumph or to horrible devastation. The outcome of which all hinges on the leader's view of their role and their followers role. A difference in the view of what true leadership is, is what separates Macduff and Malcolm from Macbeth. Before Macbeth even fully commits to the idea of killing Duncan he admits that Duncan “hath borne his faulties so meek, hath been so clear in his great office (1.7.17-18).” At this this point in the play he is clearly acknowledging Duncan’s success and popularity throughout Scotland. He goes on to describe how the angels will weep when Duncan dies.
He knew what it meant for his homeland, they had lost a great and merciful king. This shows that Macduff is extremely loyal to his homeland and realizes when a good man has been lost. When all the other noblemen were rushing to find a new king and rush Macbeth into kingship, Macduff was the only one to question about what truly happened. While
The author of the play, Shakespeare, must have thought that the idea of manhood was very important. In every act of the play there is at least one instance where manhood is brought to the attention of the audience. From the play, Macbeth, there are many different themes of masculinity and manhood. To begin, in Act I of the play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth called into question Macbeth’s manhood. When conspiring against the King, Macbeth tells his wife that he does not want to kill the King anymore.
This is due to Macbeth 's and Lady Macbeth 's wish for power and their greed. Leading Macbeth to what will surely title him as king of Scotland. No matter the problems that they will meet. As Macbeth visits the witches yet again, he learns of his future prophecies. Two of the prophecies ' that show is seemingly good and the one prophecy is what makes Macbeth a bloodier tyrant.
Macbeth’s influence as king forced many to believe that the Scotland’s future will fall. Although many believe Malcom will not fix the mess made by Macbeth in the castle, Malcolm 's great actions and words displayed himself as a great leader, suited to be king. Malcolm’s first actions to help further the kingdom of Scotland appears in the middle of the story. Malcolm’s actions displaying great leadership is shown when King Duncan dies. His words to his brother shows how warlike intelligence he is “What will you do?
He immediately accepts what the witches tells him in Act I Scene iii, and once the first of their predictions comes true he says “The greatest is behind” – believing that the best part was indeed yet to come. He asks Banquo “Do you not hope your children shall be kings / When those that gave the thane of Cawdor to me / Promised no less to them?” Banquo, evidently the more rational of the two, imparts some wise words upon Macbeth - “And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, / The instruments of darkness tell us truths, / Win us with honest trifles, to betray ’s / In deepest consequence.” Banquo does not get his hopes up as he thinks the witches are deceiving them, but his words do not discourage Macbeth, whose blind trust in the witches will only lead him to a path of
He admires Macbeth because of the great things he has done to save the country, Duncan gives Macbeth the Cawdor title. In the middle of the book, Macbeth’s actions lead to strong guilt that nothing can take away. Macbeth agrees with Lady Macbeth 's evil thoughts to kill Duncan. Soon after these thoughts, Macbeth has 3 men execute Duncan. After these terrible actions, Macbeth
After seeing Macbeth takes the place as Thane of Cawdor, his thoughts about the situation had changed. “I dreamt last night of the three weird sisters: / To you they have show'd some truth.” (2.1.25-26) Banquo thinks that he might have a shot of fulfilling his side of the prophecy. Macbeth pretends as though he completely forgotten about them. At this point in time Macbeth realizes that Banquo has got to go the same way Duncan does. If Banquo were to be more ambitious, he could have already did things to make his son’s kings.
In the beginning of the play, Macbeth says “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o 'erleaps itself and falls on th’ other.” (Act I, scene vii, ln. 25-28) In other words, Macbeth admits that he has no righteous reason to kill Duncan because the king is near perfect. However, Macbeth’s ambition is to have the power which Duncan possesses. Another quote that allows the reader to see the ambition of the cast is after Lady Macbeth reads the letter from her husband that tells of the witches’ prophesy and the messenger tells of Duncan’s coming. Lady Macbeth says, “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full of direst cruelty!