But, Macbeth without Lady Macbeth would most likely not have succeeded in becoming king because she drove his actions until they became his own. Lady Macbeth said: Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under’t I, v, 65-66 Which explains exactly what was happening. Macbeth was the serpent all along in reality but in his appearance he acted as he had never thought dark thoughts before which is a lie. The assumption made is because there must be some background knowledge of killing and similar thoughts made towards others. This must have occurred because he was looked upon as a hero to all other thanes and the king for his killing of others in Act 1.
Banqo is one of his good friends. He killed Banqo because he knew that Banqo knew about macbeth killing King Duncan. Banqo confronted him about it in Act 3 Scene 1 “As the Weird Sisters promised, and I fear Thou played’st foully for’t.” He’s saying Macbeth is king but for the wrong reasons. Macbeth was obsessed with the thought of being king and staying king for a long time but some people feel like he didn’t know how to be one. He was paranoid and seeing things all the time and Lady Macbeth would tell him he need to act normal.
And she uses her power multiple times in the movie and in the play, when she talks about him not being a man enough. She clearly holds this power over Macbeth in both the movie and the play. He clearly cares a lot about her opinion and she knows that and often takes advantage of that every time she can. She uses it by either telling him lies and stories or degrading his manhood. She persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan, or at least she pulls him further towards his darker place, which makes him think it’s a good idea to kill
Banquo’s suspicion evidently leads to his death as Macbeth has him murdered before the banquet. He is also killed for the reason that the prophecy of the witches made it clear that Banquo’s children would be future kings. “But that myself should be the root and father of many kings”(act 3, scene 1, pg 1). Many suspect the king Macbeth but do not dare open their mouths out of fear that them to would be killed. The power the witches predicted Macbeth would have came true and as fate would have it Macbeth’s power grew and so did his influence across the nation so much so that England had started to keep an eye on him and this would lead to his eventual
The outcome of the fresh news is dependent on the reaction of the fortune’s receiver. Shakespeare develops this motif around the core of the story to ask the reader “how impactful is fate?” The question of fate is negated by the witches’ prophecies for Macbeth. In the beginning of the novel, the witches are introduced by lightning and thunder which gives the reader the impression that evil resides in these creepy women. The first confrontation between the witches and Macbeth occurs just after King Duncan decides to name Macbeth thane of Cawdor, but Macbeth does not know that yet. Each witch praises Macbeth with a new fortune at his arrival upon the scene.
Macbeth Reading and Discussion Questions (Required) Act 1, Scene 1 (1.1) What is the effect of beginning the play with the witches? Beginning the play with witches provides the play with an air of suspense and it may be inferred that evil could be a major theme within the play. Who are the witches going to meet, and when? Macbeth, after the battle Act 1, Scene 2 (1.2) What do we learn about and from the "bloody Captain" (1.2.1-48)? That Macdonwald was an opposing villain and was battling against Macbeth with the assistance of his men from ireland and lady Luck however they weren't powerful enough.
This scene really depicts the relationship between cruelty and masculinity because the murderers realize that it’s ok to kill Macbeths’ best friend Banquo because he might stand in his way of becoming king. The following quote from the play explains how Macbeth really wants Banquo dead because he is worried that he might stand in his way of being king. It also shows how Macbeth was telling the murderers that’s it’s ok to kill Banquo even if they are
At the beginning of the story he had no idea he would ever be king. He was just a knight doing his thing, But he ends up running into the witches and they tell him all of these series of events that will happen, the third witch said “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” it is ironic how right after macbeth killed the king that he became kin. The witches told macbeth that certain events were going to take place which they did. They said that macbeth
Supernatural elements can be seen in Macbeth through the witches and their unusual powers. The witches appear to be helpful in giving Macbeth his prophecy, but in reality want only to stir up trouble and cause strife throughout the kingdom. Although Macbeth wants the witches to tell him his prophecy, he is also afraid to act on these newly found predictions for fear of the inevitable guilt he will then have to face. Macbeth states that the witches as "Instruments of darkness" in order to explain to readers that even though the witches appear to be helping Macbeth, in reality they are causing more harm than good and creating evil thoughts within the characters minds. Macbeth’s prophecy began his desire for power, which led to his struggle with guilt.
He wants to please her and make her believe that he is tough. When he meets the three witches they tell him he will be King of Scotland, he knew he would have to kill Duncan in order to fulfill the throne. Macbeth is forthright with his decision at first barring the unsteadiness about going through. He becomes worried, depressed and very unsure of the outcome. “Creeps in this petty pace from day to day” (Line 2).