Macbeth bears the responsibility for the death of Duncan, his king, his kinsman and his guest. Macbeth was sucked in by ambition and fooled by his own conscience. Lady Macbeth may be a catalyst to Macbeth 's actions, but Macbeth is ultimately powered by his own ambitions and the prophecy of the witches. The witches ' prophecies have a powerful effect on Macbeth. Banquo asks him "why do you start and seem to fear Things that do sound so fair"(Act 1 Scene 1) .
Shakespeare shows that Lady Macbeth aspires to be a man so that she can show supremacy and be more of a ruler. Because she cannot become a man, she has to work vicariously through Macbeth, making him become king. Macbeth is a powerful man, but Lady Macbeth is a good example why she is more powerful than him and why she play a good gender role in this play. She convinced Macbeth to kill King Duncan, but after knowing that he had changed his mind. She accuses him of cowardice and tells him that a true man would never back out of commitment.
Macbeth’s unrealistic ambition is a flaw that can easily be affected by others. This trait of his flaw is shown through the encounters between Macbeth and other characters such as Lady Macbeth and the witches. When Macbeth had his discussion with the witches, they planted ideas of glory and power in his head. This conversation made Macbeth start to think that it was his right to be become king at any cost. The weird sisters were a catalyst for Macbeth’s tragic flaw to grow.
His ambition causes him to choose the wrong choices and affects the outcome of his life. In the beginning of the story, the witches tell Macbeth that his fate is to become king. Macbeth believes that fate will just simply make it true and that he will not have to do anything. However, his ambitious nature makes him ponder the thought of being king in his own way. He decides his final decision by the push of Lady Macbeth.
Macbeth’s ambitious nature led him to his rise and his downfall. As the play unfolds, Macbeth’s character drastically changes. There were two major turning points in his charcater; in Act I, when he heard the prophecy of three witches, and Act III, when he decided that he would follow through with his actions and plans. Those two points were also when he begain his rise and his downfall respectively, because they were driven by his ambition. Before Macbeth heard about the witches’ prophecy, people admired him for his strengths as a warrior.
The brutal events that occur within the play are as a result to the way Lady Macbeth manipulates her husband, Macbeth. The delivery of persuasive speeches is the root cause to why Macbeth questions himself. Lady Macbeth’s ability to deceive Macbeth is shown, and it demonstrates multiple themes. It is fair to say that Macbeth would do whatever possible to become king considering his ambitions, but is it fair to say that he would go to the extent of killing? Duncan was murdered through Macbeth’s actions; however, Lady Macbeth is the true cause for it.
King Duncan 's murder marks the beginning of Macbeth 's downfall,Who can be held most responsible ? Macbeth is a very interesting character, his transformation from good to evil is repeatedly shown in the Play. There are many factors as to why this dramatic change happened, but who is really to blame? Macbeth,Lady Macbeth and The three Witch,s are all to blame for the tragedy. Lady macbeth, through convincing Macbeth and in a sens changing his view on life, the three witches for putting the idea of being kind in Macbeth 's head, but one can only be responsible for his own faith this is why I Believe Macbeth is to blame.
The play Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a play written in 1606 to entertain King James and its people. The story takes place in medieval, 11th century Scotland with a main character, Macbeth meeting with the weird sisters or the witches telling his prophecy. The prophecy stated that after titles of Glamis and Cawdor, Macbeth will become the next King. With help of lady Macbeth, the prophecy does come true, but he will regret from there after. What once thought to be a good idea for his own greed changes Macbeth 's life forever and gets him killed.
The role of women in Macbeth is very significant and Shakespeare used women often to create tension, make the play more interesting and to manipulate the audience in a certain way. In this essay I will be explaining how Shakespeare does that and how different women link to each other. Lady Macbeth is the main focus of women in this play. As audience we expect that Lady Macbeth would have similar characteristics to her husband (Macbeth) for example being loyal to the king. However, when she first appears, she is already planning Duncan’s murder when she was reading the letter, and she is viewed stronger, and more ambitious than her husband.
How does Lady Macbeth change over the course of the play? Over the course of the play the characters of both Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth develop intensively. They share similar ambitions, but it is Lady Macbeth who dares to do unspeakable things to accomplish them. This creates great conflict within Lady Macbeth who does not conform to the traditional female stereotypes of her epoch. Throughout most of the play, she is portrayed as powerful and confident, and more daring than Macbeth himself, though this image changes when she shows signs of weakness, resulting in her death.