Elizabeth is a great moral wife. For example, Elizabeth was lying about his affair with Abigail because she thought it would save her husband. Her purpose was to save John's life at great personal cost, albeit ineffective. "Elizabeth: My husband is a good and righteous man. He is never drunk as some are, or wasting' his time at the shovelboard, but always his work."(pg.).
This shows that somewhere down Banquo's line his family will take over the throne whether it be when Macduff is King or another King has the throne. Macbeth's fate was determined by a supernatural power, the witches, however Banquo's fate was determined as well by the witches, therefore as much as Macbeth wanted to try and stop Banquo's family from attaining the throne he could not. This is just one of the many reasons why Macbeth is a tragic
Macbeth would have never went through with killing King Duncan if Lady Macbeth had never persuaded him because he really does have a soft heart and is good and honorable. The reason Macbeth decides to carry out the plan is because everything that Lady Macbeth talked about to him makes sense to him and he fully agrees with Lady Macbeth’s argument and the points that she states as well. Because he fully agrees with her, he begins to believe that not proceeding with the plan is the coward’s way out and in order to prevent him from being known as a coward and
Macbeth was always power-hungry as soon as he found out that he can kill Duncan , his first thoughts about it was “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man ,That function is smother 'd in surmise, and nothing is but what is not.” Macbeth’s first thought after realising that he can be a king was to murder Duncan, That indicates that Macbeth always wanted to kill King Duncan to take the throne and when Lady macbeth got the letter from his husband explaining that the witches prophesied him saying that he can be a king the first thing that came in her mind was to kill Duncan and take over. She also talks about Macbeth always wanted to do it but he isn’t man enough to do this task “ Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be ,What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o ' th ' milk of human kindness ,To catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great,Art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it.” Also concludes that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth always wanted to kill King Duncan from the very past and that when they got to know that they can be the king and queen they were ready and prepared to kill Duncan
This made them start to have ambitions towards the crown, and to kill King Duncan. However, they invited Duncan to their house, and at night Macbeth killed him using a dagger. After that, he became the king. This helped the audience to guess how this prophecy would be fulfilled later on. They would also predict how Macbeth's behaviour surrendered the witches'
However, when she begins to tell Macbeth her ideas he attempts to be steadfast in his loyalty to King Duncan. Macbeth states that “We will proceed no further in this business:/he hath honoured me of late;” (1.7.507-508). Macbeth’s only issue with murdering King Duncan is that he just got honored by him and that would be rude. Again it does not take much time for Macbeth’s ambition to take control due to his wife stating how much more of a man he could be if he just went through with it. Despite these influences Macbeth is in control of his own actions.
Did Macbeth take what the witches predicted too far? Though the witch’s prediction did help inspire him to commit Duncan’s murder, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth himself contributed to Duncan’s murder. The witches are a key factor to Duncan’s death. They predict that Macbeth will become king, “All hail, Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter!” Without this prediction, Macbeth wouldn’t have even thought about killing Duncan to become king. Lady Macbeth also play a big part in Duncan’s murder.
The letter which Macbeth wrote Lady Macbeth accelerated Macbeth’s ambition to kill king Duncan. Once Macbeth gained knowledge of the prophecy about being thane of Cawdor he wrote Lady Macbeth and told her all about it. Macbeth made a big mistake by doing that. Since Macbeth told Lady Macbeth about the prophecy, Lady Macbeth became ambitious and wanted Macbeth to fulfill the prophecy. By both Macbeth’s and Lady Macbeth’s ambition they generated a plan to accelerate the process for Macbeth to become king of Scotland.
Macbeth Dreams The first scene in Act 3 plays a vital role in Macbeth because it displays Banquo’s internal conflict between control and loyalty. The picture reveals three witches who tell Banquo a prophecy that involves his descendants becoming rulers of the kingdom. The representation of eight heirs to the throne shows how long his kinship will last. This puts him in a position where he can either take action and have his lineage become kings by spilling royal blood or he can stay loyal to the current ruler and not murder him. When Banquo questions “Why, by the verities on thee made good, / May they not be my oracles as well, / And set me up in hope?” (3.1.8-10), he is being hopeful that the possibility of his descendants becoming kings
The concept of free choice and fate are consistently argued throughout Shakespeare’s writing. First, Macbeth uses free choice in his decision to kill King Duncan: “I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan” (Act 2 sc 1 li 63-64). Macbeth knows from the witches that he will one day be king.
Throughout Willliam Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the idea of fate and what controls it is a major theme. Macbeth shows that, although outside forces plant seeds, men have the ability to control their own fate. Macbeth was influenced by the words of the witches, believing that the words that could potentially lead him to ultimate power. Macbeth received a prophecy that could possibly change his life; however, the only clear cut way he saw to get there was through murder.The prophecy told that he would rise to be Thane of Cawdor and then to be king. Although he was hesitant at first, after confiding in his wife, Lady Macbeth, he was urged to kill King Duncan and seize the kingship.
Both Macbeth and Banquo differ in their reactions to the witches predictions and the news of Macbeth’s new title. Macbeth states, “Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more./ By Sinel’s death I know I am the Thane of Glamis./ But how of Cawdor? The Thane of Cawdor lives,/ a prosperous gentlemen; and to be King/ Stands not within the prospect of belief,/` No more than to be Cawdor”(1.3.73 -78) This quote conveys that Macbeth understands that he is 5.innate member of the throne from his father, but can not believe he can become the thane of Glamis. He demands them to tell him more about the future. However, he does not accuse the witches predictions as fictitious, but rather questions it because he is interested in becoming king.
The story of Macbeth shows that in order to take something you must pay a price. Macbeth a general learns of a prophecy that three witches tell him. They said that he will gain power by becoming king. But only one thing stands in his way and that is the former King, King Duncan. Blood plays an important role throughout the play.