Macbeth in ‘Da Hood (Analysis of the Imagination of Macbeth) What is imagination? Imagination is the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses. That's a mouthful, but it basically means to think outside the box. Whether or not the imagination’s box is big or small, that's how good it is. Macbeth’s imagination is very diverse and is full of crazy wild thoughts. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the character Macbeth has an imagination that helps him commit a horrendous crime, but also makes it hard for him to commit it. First, Macbeth has an imagination that helps him by continuing to tell himself that he will be king. Macbeth is so blinded by being king that he loses sight of his life. In the play it is quoted, “If chance will have me King, why, chance may crown me, without my stir.” This quote from the play means that Macbeth is very confident that he will be king and nothing will prove other wise if it is up to chance. Macbeth’s imagination helps him commit this act by planting the seed of him becoming king. …show more content…
Throughout the first act of the play Macbeth goes back and forth between doing the deed and not doing. This quote is from the play macbeth, “ Will plead like Angels trumpet-tongued against the deep damnation of his taking-off.” In this quote, Macbeth is trying convince himself to not to do the deed of murder. He says this guy is such a good guy. If he was murdered then he was go up to heaven and the angels would be waiting for him, playing trumpets and having a good time. The part of Macbeth’s imagination that made it hard for him to do this deed was very present in this
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Macbeth No matter what culture a person is from killing someone is an atrocious act to mankind. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth kills the king while hes in a deep slumber. This is considered regicide, the action of killing a king. Most Elizabethans during that time period would have considered this regicide so unnatural that nature was appalled by it.
Imagine living a life, but being unable to differentiate god actions from bad actions, just like that of 11th century Scotland in William Shakespeare’s world renowned, classic tragedy, the play, Macbeth. Through the course of the play, order is cast aside, chaos ensues and nobody can justify what thoughts and actions are fair and which are foul. For Macbeth, the king’s most brave and valiant warrior, his mind becomes clouded with greed and ambition, what he sees as fair is actually foul, he just doesn’t realize because the order of society has been discast. The inability for the characters to distinguish right from wrong, in addition to the social disorder “that takes the reason prisoner” (Shakespeare I.iii.88), are what lead to the
Macbeth Macbeth started out as a good person but he became cruel and insane because of his trust in evil and untrustworthy ideas and people. Macbeth trust in devious forces leads to his downfall. When Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches in scene i they tell Macbeth and Banquo their future. Macbeth fully trusts the witches until his death, and even when he curses them he still believes them. .
In Macbeth, Shakespeare writes about a man named Macbeth, who has a very strong ambition to be the the king of Scotland. His credulousness led him into believing the prophecy from the three witches without thinking rigorously. Because of this prophecy, Macbeth is willing to do everything he can to gain the throne, even to the extreme of murdering someone. Shakespeare uses syntax, similes, and personification to convey the evolution of Macbeth’s insanity.
All hail, Macbeth thou shalt be king hereafter!’’) This quote is saying that Macbeth is going to be king, everyone wants to be respected and when Macbeth gets the title king he gets instant respect. Furthermore, it is hard to get famous but when Macbeth becomes king his name is in the History books instantly. Another reward and allure of the throne is being able to do what he wants including order people around.
“Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” (Act II, Scene II) Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare in the 1600’s, is the shortest of Shakespearian tragedies. The main character, Macbeth, receives a prophecy that he will become King of Scotland. Ambition takes over him and he commits many murders to keep the throne.
Macbeth was an honorable and loyal soldier to King Duncan. As he stumbled upon the three witches and hearing their predictions. He began to question his future when King Duncan had given a higher rank to his son Malcolm. As if Malcolm was to become king Macbeth’s second prophecy of him becoming king wouldn’t come true or at least it would take a longer time for him to be king. His ambitions toward the crown grew and it slowly but surely began to corrupt his mind.
No boasting like a fool; This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool, (iv, ii, 149-153) This shows macbeth's ambition because he is willing to kill kids and a whole family just so he can stay king. Macbeth is a tragic hero because he meet that first requirement which is Hamartia This shows the that Macbeth is very desperate to stay king. By now, Macbeth has changed a lot.
Often times in literature, the downfall of a character arises due to both external and internal forces. In Macbeth, William Shakespeare demonstrates that the downfall of Macbeth arises due to both internal and external forces, but among the two, internal forces have a greater influence on the outcome. The forces of Macbeth’s own nature, the supernatural and Lady Macbeth all contribute to his downfall but the true deciding factors are the forces within. The external forces that affect Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and the witches, prompt Macbeth into doing actions and making decisions that lead to his downfall.
At the beginning of William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ the protagonist Macbeth is described as ‘brave’, ‘noble’ and ‘honourable’, however Lady Macbeth’s and Macbeths desire for power consumes them. Macbeth’s ambition overrides his conscience and transformed his greatest strength into his greatest weakness. Macbeth’s inability to resist temptations that led him to be greedy for power, Macbeth’s easily manipulative nature which allowed his mind to be swayed, Macbeth having no self control and his excessive pride was what allowed him to renew his previously honourable and celebrated title into one of an evil ‘tyrant’. Macbeth is led by the prophecies of the witches after they foretell he will become the Thane of Cawdor. Not only the witches, but also his wife easily manipulate Macbeth as she attacks his manhood in order to provoke him to act on his desires.
As he returns from battle, three witches appear revealing the future predictions that he will become king. After realizing that Malcom, the oldest son of the king, will be next in line, Macbeth decides to kill king. However, he still struggles with the decision as he carries compassion and loyalty to King Duncan. The power of knowledge, in this case, gave Macbeth the upper hand to his ambition which made him wonder what he needs to do to make it come true. Here is where Macbeth’s characteristic develops into a desire to become king, changing his path of just protecting his kingdom to a man who suddenly wants it all.
At first these thoughts remain hidden, but when the witches approach him with their predictions his desires reform his character. The witches wait for Macbeth and tell him series of predictions. The specific prediction, “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (1.3.51) causes Macbeth’s desire to become more intensified. Their prediction that he would become king brings a change in his character.
“If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me, without my stir” (Shakespeare 144). Macbeth, a loyal subject to his king has an encounter that will change his fate with an ultimate effect on his free will. They claim three predictions, Macbeth will be the Thane of Cawdor and later crowned King but Macbeths lineage will not maintain the throne. After this supernatural confrontation, Macbeth questions this loyalty which will ultimately lead to his new fate carried out (LitCharts 1). Fully capable to act upon his own free will, Macbeth instead is driven by fate to his destruction which gives further insight of his character advancement.