Macduff finds the king dead and orders the bell to be rung and wakes all who is in the house. Lennox, a noble to the king, states that the watchmen did it due to the planted evidence and Macbeth quickly replies that he killed them. Macduff gets suspicious and asks where and how he did it. As Macbeth is explaining, his wife cries, “Help me hence, ho!” (Shakespeare 2.3.71), to interrupt their conversation and get the motive off of Macbeth. Lady Macbeth lies about her health to cover her and her husband’s ignoble doing which leads to a lethal consequence on
As a result of unrestrained ambition Lady Macbeth has gone senseless, she is blaming the murder of King Duncan on the innocent servants. Her desire for power has made her ruthless, cruel, and cold blooded. Lady Macbeth’s yearnings and ambition cause’s her to die, and later her desires end up killing her husband as
For Macbeth, power is something that he craved and continued lusting after it. The more he had, the bigger his head became, the more power he desired, and eventually his reign came with a cost. He lost everything he valued, including his power, and everyone he loved because he only thought about himself. Power is something that is greater than us, while it can be used wisely and successfully if honed and guided in the proper manner. There needs to remain a humility, desire to serve those you have a power over, and a reverence to the One who gave you the power.
Lady Macbeth was feeble and let her guilt drive her to the point of insanity and suicide, unlike her husband, who was determined to die fighting. As Macbeth fights Macduff in the final battle, he cowardly says he does not want to fight him because he already killed his family, “But get thee back; my soul is too much charged/With blood of thine already.”
Second Witch: All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane if Cawdor! Third Witch: All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!” (Shakespeare Act I Scene III) The Witches call Macbeth by his title thane of Glamis, but then they also call him thane of Cawdor and king. He knew that he wasn’t the thane of Cawdor and he certainly wasn’t king, so at first he
He decides his final decision by the push of Lady Macbeth. He tells her, “I am settled, and bend up/ Each corporal agent to this terrible feat” (I.7.79-80). Macbeth end ups murdering the king due to Lady Macbeth pushing his flaw even more. Banquo’s fate, on the other hand, was that his descendants were to become kings. Macbeth's flaw makes him become paranoid about Banquo’s children being king because he wants the throne for his own descendants and not his.
Therefore Lady Macbeth starts on a campaign to convince Macbeth to kill Duncan. She uses tactics that involve insulting his manhood, and making sexual incentives if he were to kill the king. But when Macbeth starts to have second thoughts she says, “What beast was ’t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me? 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.”(1.7, 47-51) Here is where Lady Macbeth pushed him over the edge by saying that if he kills him he will be more of a man, but if he doesn’t he will be something lesser. She is swaying him away from talking himself out of killing his friend and
56). Here, Lady Macbeth calls Macbeth unmanly to push him into the act. He decides to go through with the murder and is shocked at himself for having the ambition to go through with the horrible deed. After he kills Duncan, he comes home paranoid and states, “I’ll go no more. I am afraid what I have done.
Othello’s jealous spirit drives him to murder his wife; he cannot stop his obsession with the alleged affair until she is harmed (“Othello.” Shakespeare for Students 663). Othello even rationalizes murdering his wife as justice for her betrayal. He
William Shakespeare’s tragic play Macbeth illustrates the consequences of political ambitions and power that succumbed Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. After Macbeth believed the prophecy from the three witches that he would be king, it led him down a tyrannical and hubristic path of destruction that led to his downfall. However considering his choices, Lady Macbeth comprised a plan to ensure Macbeth crown, which involves the murder of King Duncan. Therefore, despite the fact, Macbeth physically killed King Duncan, Lady Macbeth ultimately is the reason for his death due to her manipulation and is more responsible than Macbeth for King Duncan’s murder. Lady Macbeth manipulation begins when reassures Macbeth to execute the murder by questioning his manhood.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changed throughout the play and the way they acted. At one point they are doing and thanking one thing and later on they are thanking something completely different of what that started thanking. At the beginning of the play they wanted to kill the king they were happy to and had no problems. As the play progressed on they started to fill guilty and regretted what they did they had banco killed so he would not say anything because Macbeth thought that he know too much about what happened he had murders kill banco when he was going to a banquet. As the play went on they were felling guiltier and guiltier.
When she hears that Macbeth is contemplating the murder and deciding whether to follow through with it or not, she attacks him verbally. She questions his manhood when she says, “What beast was’t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man” (I.vii.). Lady Macbeth is explaining how Macbeth’s masculinity is in question because he is wavering in his decision to follow through with the plan of killing Duncan. Macbeth is offended when she humiliates him.