Macbeth’s first crime consisted of killing both the king and his guards. Next, he sends murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance. Although the murderers were directly responsible for killing Banquo, Macbeth is the true culprit for his loss of life. Macbeth’s guilt continues to haunt him and even takes the shape of Banquo’s ghost. At a dinner party that Macbeth is hosting, his guilty conscience catches up with him when he begins arguing with Banquo’s ghost.
It was his own free will, his own actions, that caused him most of the trouble he went through. Macbeth told his wife that he was uneasy about having to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth was very manipulative and caused Macbeth to quit questioning himself and follow through. Macbeth went into Duncan’s sleeping chamber with the dagger and killed him. That was all Macbeth.
As a result, all the reasoning and answers, as mentioned in the poem, are inaccurate and senseless which creates an overall feeling of doubt and rage. Also, Osborne includes, “War. And war some more./ No one knows, /What it’s for,/ War. And war some more”(Osborne
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
Macbeth’s first victims are the Chamberlains who are blamed and killed by Macbeth for the murder of King Duncan. Banquo’s murder is next once Macbeth is scared that the truth could come out. Ambition has series consequences in the play: Macbeth is killed as a tyrant and Lady Macbeth commits suicide. Shakespeare does not give the characters the opportunity to enjoy what they have achieved; saying that it is better to achieve your goals fairly than to achieve them through corruption. Lady Macbeth expects a lot
Secondly, an internal conflict ensues at the aftermath of the killing of the King of Scotland. He begins to feel the guilt, and the humanity in him begins to stir, but when he hires two hit-men to kill one of his good friend, who was present when the three witches gave Macbeth the prosperity, the guilt within him begins to worsen. Macbeth fears that his prosperity would be exposed and the people in the kingdom would know that he had murdered the former King of Scotland. When the two hired hit men murderers his good friend, Banquo, an internal conflict begins. Macbeth begins to hallucinate his dead friend and therefore begins to struggle to distinguish between what is real and what is not.
Macbeth being boastful about murdering all of Macduff’s family is camouflaging his true fears towards his pathway to the throne. Macduff succeeds in his long intentions to kill Macbeth, and does so within his own hands. To sum up, the path that Macbeth is choosing to become king comes with consequences of how emotions are handled during conflicting
In the entirety of the play Macbeth gains power by murdering his enemies and those who suspect him. This also ties into his downfall, if you hear the witches prophecies clearly you might be able to tell that they also predict that happening. Yet Macbeth blinded by power has overlooked this and is only looking to gain more strength and build on what he has already. “Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised, and I fear Thou played’st most foully for ’t.”(act 3, scene 1, pg 1). Banquo’s suspicion evidently leads to his death as Macbeth has him murdered before the banquet.
“O, yet I do repent me of my fury, that I did kill them” (Shakespeare). The quote shows the significance of the rapid change of events that were executed in a short period of time. The first perception that the audience saw of Macbeth was that he was ashamed of having done such a deed as killing his ruler. In what could’ve been just an hour later, Macbeth had killed 2 more innocent men, not only to cover his story from the guards giving a defense of the incident but to give himself a better status as the kings rightful defender for his death. On page 39, Macbeth states, “The expedition of my violent love outrun the pauser reason.
Back in the 1300’s Macbeth probably would have got his head chopped off or hanged. With being the King’s General of the Army, his cousin, and Thane of Scotland, he became very wealthy, and with wealth comes power. I believe since he did not want to kill the king in the beginning and that it was his wife that had wanted to kill Duncan and the one who had planned everything out that he should be charged for involuntary manslaughter. She also made it to where Macbeth felt sorry for himself if he didn’t kill the King, and was calling him names and yelling at him. “Are you afraid to act the way you desire?