Compelling her husband by giving him an ultimatum, be a coward or kill the king. Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. You could argue that when he ‘wore the Thane of Cawdor’s robes’ he became a traitor like the Thane of Cawdor. His traitorous actions would have been met with death at that time. 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.
Macduff went to England to find Malcolm, King Duncan’s son, who fled Scotland so he would not be killed like his father. Macbeth no longer considers Macduff loyal to him and becomes apprehensive. Macbeth consorts with the murderers again to kill Macduff’s family, “give to the edge o’ the sword his wife, babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line” (Act 4, Scene 1). When a messenger comes to deliver the news to Macduff, he becomes sad but Malcolm tells him “… Let grief convert to anger…” (Act 4, Scene 3). Macduff and Malcolm go to war against Macbeth eager for revenge.
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."
The prophecies of the witches, and later the apparitions, encourage Macbeth to murder his friend, Banquo, because his sons were destined to become future kings. When Macduff hears of Macbeth’s tyranny, Macduff kills Macbeth and take away his power. The power of the witches cause Macbeth to murder many of the characters to get what he desires, which results in Macbeth’s own death. Throughout
As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration. Being that Banquo seemed suspicious of Macbeth subsequently the night of the king 's death. Apprehensive of his throne Macbeth would do anything in his power to prevent even the slightest chance for anyone to take the throne from him.
For example, Shakespeare made it seem like Macbeth did not want to kill Duncan and that Lady Macbeth had to convince him to kill Duncan which made it look like it was Macbeth’s free will when really it was fate controlling Macbeth the whole time. (338) If all of Macbeth’s actions were spontaneous then there would have been no way for the witches to predict Macbeth’s and Banquo’s future like they did, and be 100 percent correct. The witches knew that Macbeth would be king and Banquo’s children would be kings way before they ever thought that something like that would be possible. (William Shakespeare 328) Which should tell you that it was fate since the
Macbeth is then informed that he will become king. Lady Macbeth is a very inhumane person who makes a plan to kill Duncan while he is asleep. Macbeth tries to back out of killing the king and let it happen naturally, but Lady Macbeth calls him a coward; convincing him that killing Duncan is the best way to become king. Murdering the king would lead to both positive and negative outcomes. A positive outcome of murdering the king would be that Macbeth could become king
Later in scene, Lady Macbeth states that if she had made such a promise as Macbeth did to her, she would “dash the brains out” of her own child as “it was smiling in her fail”. However Lady Macbeth makes it absolutely clear that if he is brave enough, it is impossible to fail. These quotes show how Lady Macbeth is controlling her husband and she proves herself be the most responsible of Duncan’s death. Some people may say that three witches are the most responsible of the death of Duncan. Macbeth never considered murdering king Duncan until he saw the prophecies of the witches.
He told Macbeth that he should beware of Macduff. The apparition showed Macbeth he should be afraid of Macduff. Macbeth was so terrified that he went to attack his castle and sent a murderer to kill his sons. Macbeth thinks that Macduff was a traitor and had never been loyal to him. Macduff wanted to kill him, so he will not do any harm to the country (Shakespeare 63).
The Tragedy of Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare about Macbeth, a scottish general and thane of Glamis who, after hearing prophecies from three witches and with the help and encouragement from his wife, devises and carries out a plan to become the king of Scotland. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, the author proposes a sense of evil, darkness, mystery, and suspense through the use of paradox, character struggles and motivation, violence, and the working of fate in order to describe characters, foreshadow events, show conflict, and show the outcome of evil ambition. When the play begins, the author introduces three witches during a thunder and lightning storm who are speaking in rhyme and paradox, setting