Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a tragedy that involves many themes, one that stood out to me is grief. I will show how the grief of Lady Macbeth lead her and her husband to their bitter ends. Grief changes people and that can cause them to do things that they normally would not have done in an attempt to deal with it and move on.
Macbeth deeply desires power and status, so he pursued in his selfishness and schemed together with his wife, Lady Macbeth, to slay King Duncan. This action allows Macbeth to ascend to the throne with loyal subjects who had viewed him as worthy. On the other hand, there are a couple speculators to Macbeth's miraculous jump in power. The speculators are Banquo and Macduff. Banquo had speculated that Macbeth was behind the death of King Duncan and realized that all of Macbeth's prophecies had come true. Macduff is suspicious of the immediate killing of the accused guards who supposedly murdered King Duncan, but Macbeth explains that his fury at Duncan's death was so powerful that he could not restrain himself. Macduff strongly suspects Macbeth of regicide, and he eventually kills Macbeth in the final
A villain- a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot. Macbeth’s greed for power is what shaped him to be the villain in the play. In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, despite the good Macbeth had done in the very beginning his actions throughout make him the villain.
William Shakespeare is considered as one of the best play writers in history. One of his most well known plays is Macbeth where a Scottish general named Macbeth has a strong desire to be king which leads him to betray and murder his king, Duncan. He also kills the nobles who have been loyal to him in order to maintain his title as king. Throughout this play, Shakespeare uses the motif of ambition, guilt, and fate to characterize the characters, show the different themes present within the play, and how the motifs are still relevant today.
In play Macbeth, Shakespeare reveals that an individual’s great desire for power will lead him/her to perform consequential deeds that will scar his/her conscience and change the outcome of his/her life eternally. Macbeth is informed by three witches that he is going to become king and this initiates Macbeth’s thought of becoming powerful. Macbeth doesn’t act on his thoughts until he tells his wife, Lady Macbeth, that he could become king. Lady Macbeth is extremely power hungry and does all she can to convince Macbeth to be just as desirable as her. Together, they come up with a plan to murder King Duncan, so that Macbeth can become king like the witches foretold. Macbeth feels extremely guilty after he murders Duncan and feel as if the
The role of trauma impacts the human brain in a multitude of ways. In Shakespeare’s acclaimed tragedy, Macbeth, the trauma of death, specifically murder, affects the moral compass of Macbeth and of those around him, including his wife Lady Macbeth. After Duncan’s death, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth go through fundamental changes in character. Becoming more ambitious, manipulative and deceitful, Macbeth’s nature comes to mimic that of a pre-coronated Lady Macbeth, who exhibits all of these characteristics previously.
Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's plays, uses tragedy to make the play a little more exciting, in the book macbeth there are many incidents that take place in the play which proves it to be a tragic play! There is the killing of King Duncan, who is killed by Macbeth after
The three witches come early on in the play, with a very powerful proposition for Macbeth. Whilst the three witches come with great assurance of his supremacy in the future, he is full of doubt. Throughout play, one can see the great impact the three witches have on Macbeth and
In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare the role of freewill is characterized in many ways. Throughout the play Macbeth's rise to kingship showed how other people's opinions influenced his choices. The three witches appeared many times throughout the play and they had gotten their ideas into Macbeth's head and he used them as a support that he could become king of Scotland. His own wife Lady Macbeth pushed him into making bad decisions because she was greedy, and Macduff became his worst enemy as he was his reason for his tragic death.
The personality of Macbeth changes over the course of the play as Macbeth murders many innocent people like, Duncan, Banquo and Macduff's family. The death of these characters symbolizes the death and birth of something inside Macbeth and the beginning of his downfall. Macbeth, at the beginning or the play, a brave soldier only protecting his people and his king, to Macbeth a murderous tyrant only looking out for the greater good of himself.
The downfall in the life of Macbeth is all his own fault despite the influence from Lady Macbeth and the three witches. As shown at the start of the play, Macbeth is a courageous warrior who won the battle for Scotland. With the impact of the three witches, Macbeth was fallen into deep, dark thoughts. Macbeth led himself to the downfall of his life. He was the hero, who fought in the war between Scotland and Norwegians and gain victory but eventually turned into a tragic hero.
Macbeth is thinking to himself that it is not fair that Duncan 's kids will become king so he kills Duncan and has his sons flee. “There is none but he whose being I do fear: and, under him, my genius is rebuked; as, it is said, Mark Antony 's was by Caesar” (III.i.57-60). Macbeth is angry about being under any of Duncan 's sons when it comes to who becomes the next king. Macbeth is being selfish and greedy, which he proves when he kills Duncan to take his place as king. Macbeth thinks about his line of succession, and thinks to himself “ No son of mine succeeding,if’t be so, for Banquo’s issue have i filled my mind: For them the gracious Duncan have i murder’d” (III.i.67-69). This is stating that Macbeth killed Duncan because he knew his kids would become kings after him, and Macbeth didn’t like this. Macbeth killed Duncan for his petty ways to get what he wants and to become king. Being angry and killing innocent Duncan are a way of being seen as the villain, which Macbeth had been proven to be.
Once one elicits a promise of power, the question is what one should do with it. Should one enforce it and see it through, or should one simply let fate run its course? A prophecy presents itself to both Banquo and Macbeth that foretells a rise to power in their futures. When power presents itself to Macbeth, he becomes corrupt. However, Banquo resists temptation to give in to his darker side, highlighting two diverging paths a person can pursue while following free will. In Macbeth, Banquo and Macbeth are both noble men receive two similar prophecies, but Macbeth takes a nefarious path and falls from grace, unlike Banquo, who remains moral, illustrating the two paths that free will can result in.
Often, it is the responsibility of oneself to determine the outcome of your life, however there will always be influential people who either directly or indirectly affect the decisions made. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a play believed to be written in 1605, focusing on the downwards spiral of Macbeth after he murders King Duncan in order to become King of Scotland, consequently developing feelings of guilt and paranoia. Through the establishment of atmosphere, comments on the actions of major characters, and foreshadowing events, Shakespeare develops the minor characters which include the Three Witches, Macduff, and the Murderers, to support and further prompt the development of the major characters, as well as to communicate essential moral truths and trite platitudes.