I believe this is an example of how love is presented in the play as Macbeth is in love with the idea of his success. Macbeth goes to great risks in order to obtain his power, some of these risks even consist of killing and sacrifice. In order for Macbeth to stay true to the word of the Witches, he takes matters into his own hands. Therefore, Macbeth needs to kill the current king in order for him to seize the title. In Act 1, Scene 4, Macbeth quotes “Let not light see my black and deep desires.” This quote speaks about the desire Macbeth has to kill King Duncan as he claims that no light is shining, therefore, no one is able to see the gruesome desires within him (the murder of Duncan).
As Macbeth told Lady Macbeth about the prophecy, she immediately took lead and planed how to kill Duncan to be crowned. Lady Macbeth lacks all humanity, as we see her opening scene, where she calls upon the "Spirits that tend on mortal thoughts" to deprive her of her feminine instinct to care. Lady Macbeth has a clear fervour to usurp the crown; unfortunately, this ambition warps their relationship as both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth change into completely different people. Lady Macbeth goes from being strong willed and controlling to a scared, paranoid child which becomes too much for her to handle leading her to paranoia and suicide. This shows me as a reader that one should prioritizes a relationship before personal ambition, if it is to
Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth noticed it was too far to turn back, so he continues his murderous, bloody path. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a heroic soldier who fights for the king without mercy but he has strikes for ambition, his curious nature and his wife’s ambition leads him to the witches who told him the prophecies. After the second prophecy has come true Macbeth has become the thane of Cawdor. He has led to growth of his ambition by his thought “whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and Ames my seated heart knock at my rib again the use of nature?
One line that states Macbeth is forceful is when Macbeth states “To become king myself, I’m either going to have to step over him or give up, because he’s in my way”. One line that states Macbeth is avarice is when Macbeth says “Now I’m decided, and I will exert every muscle in my body to commit this crime.” which he referring to killing King Duncan so that he can be King next because that is what the three witches told him. Both Macbeth and Hermia make bad decisions
Macbeth’s first act of deception was much like Commodus’; they both killed the King of their respective countries to try and take the crown for themselves. Macbeth allows the King to sleep and feast at his house so that he may have a chance to kill him in his sleep. Macbeth explains to Lady Macbeth “False face must hide what the false heart doth know” when planning out the murder of King Duncan (1.7.82). The quote shows Macbeth’s deceiving nature because Macbeth explains how he must present himself as a good person with good intentions when the
Macbeth himself has a hard time making a choice of having to kill his king, which leaves him with a horrid image that made his “seated heart knock at (his) ribs” (III iv 134-135). He is also the one who commits the physical action of killing. Whilst his own ambition may have contributed to his downfall, it is obvious that in every pivotal moment when he is contemplating, or even made a decision to not do something, his wife has the power to sway him and force his hand. In this case she is the one who actually pushes him over the edge, and goes down with
Macbeth then in act 4 goes to the witches who misdirect him by equivocating him prophecies with double meaning. Macbeth takes the prophecies at face value( i.e by what they seem to mean )and hence gets the illusion that he is invinsible which gives him a false sense of security which at the end proves fatal. He also brutally murders Macduff’s wife and sons earning Macduff’s hatred which ends in him actually decapitating him. Macbeth due to guilt and because of ‘what’s done is done’ keeps on sinking deeper and deeper into despair . He at last realises everything’s futility all but too late; he also realises the shrewd and evil nature of witches .
In these three stories, the authors convey how temptation leads humans to inadequate behavior. Temptation leads people into thinking they are superior, which gives them the reason they behave the way they do. In Macbeth temptation occurs when Macbeth murders Duncan for the crown, kills Banquo and Macduff 's family. Macbeth 's temptation is to take over the kingdom and become king. Throughout the play, the temptation is what keeps us engage with Macbeth and his actions to fight it.
She emasculates Macbeth and challenges his bravery, which to him is the essence of a being a man, "coward." Compelling her husband by giving him an ultimatium, be a coward or kill the king. Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. God 's divine order is disturbed as Macbeth challenges God by killing the God appointed King and assuming the role for himself in his quest for power. Later on in the play, Macbeth asserts his right over Lady Macbeth, flipping their dynamic, and distances himself from her,"be innocent of the knowlded dearest chuck."