Unhae Langis, once wrote that, “Lady Macbeth evokes shame in him [Macbeth] to get him back into the contest.” By constantly shaming her husband, Lady Macbeth holds a great amount of control on the way he sees himself. Macbeth’s actions are ultimately based on pleasing his wife. When Macbeth informs his wife on the witches prophecies, she does not believe that Macbeth is strong enough to do whatever it takes to be the new king of Scotland. In Act I, Scene 5 of Macbeth, Shakespeare writes, “Yet
He makes readers wonder why women are not usually the ones who handle roles that males traditionally take on. Medea appears to be merciless, wise, and powerful in the play. If she were male, she would have been vastly celebrated for her boldness and valor. Yet, because she is female she is viewed as a brutal mad woman. The play appears to confront male dominance.
The three witches prophecy that he will become first the Thane of Cawdor and then the King of Scotland. When he gains the title the Thane of Cawdor, he realizes that there might be some truth to the prophecy and his ambition starts to grow. As King Duncan, much to Macbeth 's astonishment, announces that his son Malcom will be the next king, Macbeth says: "[s]tars, hide your fires; / Let not light see my black and deep desires" (1.4.50-51), which gives the audience an insider sight to his jealousy. He agrees to his wife 's ambitious plan to murder King Duncan, but he has second thoughts about it until Lady Macbeth haunts him to continue with the plan.
Love is a special emotion that is inherited by everyone. However, as expressed by the writers of Macbeth, Wuthering Heights, and My Last Duchess, love can expressly get destructive. Sometimes, there appears to be no balance of power between the relationships of men and women. Ambition plays an extensive factor in the disruption of love. Macbeth had to overcome several obstacles as a result of his ambition.
In that scene are you introduced to Macbeth and Banquo. Macbeth is a Scottish general and the thane of Glamis in the beginning, and Banquo is, like Macbeth, a general of the king’s army and Macbeth’s friend. In the next scene Macbeth and Banquo meets the three witches. The witches makes some prophecy to Macbeth and Banquo, which Macbeth and Banquo handles in two very different ways. The prophecy of Macbeth is a promise of power; he shall according to the three witches become Thane of Cawdor and some day king., and Banquo’s sons shall become kings.
Paragraph 1: In the start of the play Macbeth is soldier who loyally fights for the king. After winning the battle Macbeth’s bravery stood out among other soldiers, through his success and bravery he was promoted. Mac beth became one of the king closest friends and best soldier of Scotland. King Duncan thought that Macbeth was truest worthy.Lady Macbeth’s manipulation of Macbeth opens his eyes to what could become if he was king. Macbeth’s deeds set him on a path to commit more evil doings.
His wife, Lady Macbeth telling him to chase after his ambitions, and the three witches supposedly prophesying that his ambitions will be reached. Who was responsible for the final outcome of his descent? Lady Macbeth and the three witches were major influences in his descent, but ultimately was Macbeth responsible for his own destruction? To be able to identify who is really responsible for this unfortunate outcome, one must examine each person’s role in in the play and in Macbeth’s descent into madness. It is only logical to look at the three witches first, since they were the ones who planted the ideas of being King in Macbeth’s head.
After the Thane of Cawdor is executed, the three Witches meets with Macbeth “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!/ All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!/ All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (Shakespeare 1.3.48-52). Macbeth is shocked when the Witches knows him. He starts to get interested in finding out more, even after Banquo’s warning.
The three witches, which are also known as the three “weird sisters”, represent Macbeth’s fate and completely control his thoughts and actions that ultimately play a part in his downfall. The three witches gave multiple predictions which affected Macbeth’s actions throughout the play. From the beginning of the play, the sisters state three different predictions to Macbeth, while his trusty friend, Banquo, is there listening as well. They prophesied, “All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of Glamis!...All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor... All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!”(Mac.1.3.51-54).
Another important note to keep in mind is that chaos and complications will be rooted from not only extravagant ambition but also poor decision making. The choices we make reflect ourselves and represents what we have been through with our lives and what experiences we have with certain areas in life. In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses the concept of ambition to explore its impact on Macbeth’s personality and thoughts. Evil motivation is one of the ultimate outcomes of excessive ambition. Motivation is always apparent when the reward for accomplishment is very appealing.