Even if Lady Macbeth pressured Macbeth, he killed King Duncan impelled by his own selfish ambition and lethal thoughts. Those cowardly notions symbolized as the imaginary dagger covered with blood (II. I, 50). However, his other assassinations were purely from his heart. We especially notice his greed when he plots to kill Banquo since Banquo’s offspring could be kings given by the witches.
Lady Macbeth persuades and manipulates Macbeth by pointing out his insecurities successfully and pressuring him into murdering the king. Along with this, Lady Macbeth also questions Macbeth’s manhood and masculinity when he does not want to carry out the plan when she says “When you durst do it, then you were a man;//And to be more than what you were, you would//Be so much more the man” (Shakespeare 1.7.49-51). By saying these things, Lady Macbeth persuades her husband to believe that murdering the king will be his redemption from being a
Macbeth’s first act of deception was much like Commodus’; they both killed the King of their respective countries to try and take the crown for themselves. Macbeth allows the King to sleep and feast at his house so that he may have a chance to kill him in his sleep. Macbeth explains to Lady Macbeth “False face must hide what the false heart doth know” when planning out the murder of King Duncan (1.7.82). The quote shows Macbeth’s deceiving nature because Macbeth explains how he must present himself as a good person with good intentions when the
Hamlet is madness is started by love but is infused with jealousy. Hamlet comes up with a plan to see if King Claudius really did kill his father, so he gets actors to re-enact how King Claudius killed his father. Hamlet turns out to be very jealous of the actors because they are showing fake emotions, when he is really is feeling depressed and very emotional. O, reform it altogether!/ And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them,/
It is human nature to desire something whether it be an occupation or to have power over others. When this desire becomes blind and consumes your thoughts it can have the power to corrupt an individual. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare conveys the message of how blind ambition can corrupt humanity. Shakespeare narrates the story of Macbeth a Nobel and honourable soldier who is very ambitious towards his king Duncan till he comes across three witches who prophecies that “he shalt become king here after” and catalyse his ambition of becoming powerful. Macbeth being persuaded by his wife decides to murder his loyal king to fulfil his want of becoming king.
That alone was enough for Hamlet a reason to kill his uncle even before knowing what his uncle had done. And another moment in which Hamlet had hesitated the most was when Hamlet and Ophelia’s Brother were sparring. And even in Hamlet’s false madness he could 've killed the king however Hamlet had no evidence and still wanted a proper death for claudius so Hamlet primarily used his false madness to buy time to retaliate. Hamlet was likely hesitant to kill a king. My argument is mostly theoretical.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare is a play about how an incestuous betray of a king by his own wife and blood brother brings the entire empire to its knees. The apparition King Hamlet confirms the betrayal when it tells Hamlet that he suffered a “most unnatural murder" whereby the redundancy of this phrase sets the murder from any other type of murder witnessed on earth. Specifically, the word “unnatural” emphasizes the untimeliness of the murder rather than its gruesomeness. The apparition of King Hamlet further reveals the betrayal of the Queen and her brother in law King Claudius by complaining that “Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother’s hand/Of life, of crown, of queen at once dispatched/Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin” (Shakespeare 1.5.81). This complaint unequivocally accuses Claudius for the murder of King Hamlet.
She wants him to pretend to be a good host and a good subject to King Duncan until the moment he kills Duncan and frames his two chamberlains for the murder. The appearance of the two Macbeths is of loyal and good people who are welcoming someone into their home for a nice time, but the reality of the Macbeths is that they are scheming the entire time to murder their guest in order to make Macbeth the king. Macbeth even kills the chamberlains himself, again to put up an appearance. He wants it to seem like he was so outraged that they killed Duncan that he killed them in return when in reality it was Macbeth who killed all three people. After committing these crimes, Macbeth gets what he wants – to be king.
In addition to revealing Hamlet 's plot to catch his uncle for the murder of the king, Hamlet 's second soliloquy uncovers the true principle of Hamlet 's inner conflict. Hamlet is undeniably committed to avenging his fathers’ death, yet he cannot act on his ambition due to his distain for calculating revenge. Hamlet deems himself a coward because he has not taken any direct action against the new king. His self-condemnation takes several forms, including a series of self-demeaning insults based upon his self loathing which stems from him feeling he has done nothing to take revenge on Claudius. The plan to kill Claudius catches hamlet in the crossfire between using his animal instinct and avenging his fathers’ death, or obeying his common
It says “Those who are talented at this reasoning power make better guesses about how people are likely to behave” this is exactly what Hamlet is doing to uncover Claudius. He reasons that is Claudius saw a reenactment of his killing that his emotions will give him away and by watching how he behaves during the play reenacting the king’s death. This is when Hamlets wheels are set in motion and the revenge plan starts to unfold, but this is after the challenge of being
Macbeth’s lust for power has overtaken him, that is why he hired assassins to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. Out of spite of Fleance for being heir to the throne, but it backfires on him and Fleance escapes. Macbeth then became unstable after killing his best friend; seeing the deceased ghost and speaking of things that did not make any sense. Macbeth is deranged, losing himself because of the murders he had partaken in. ”Things without all remedy should be without regard: what 's done is done.” Anyone can see that he is behind the murders and blaming it on Lady Macbeth is not the right decision.
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.