Macbeth made the choices by his own,he wasn’t forced or fated to make any of the choices he made. He killed King Duncan and took the scottish throne for himself. He was so power-hungry that he also wanted to kill Duncan’s son but they ran away and he was proposed as the king. He blamed two
In the play, he is a military general with no hope for the throne other than what the Weird Sisters acknowledge as his fate. “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” ( Shakespeare 1.3.53). They say he will be king, but do not say how. However, the Macbeth of Scottish history was a recognized Duke for Duncan I with a legitimate claim to the throne through his mother’s bloodline. He did kill Duncan, but only as a result of forming an alliance with his cousin the Earl of Orkney, and defeating Duncan in 1040; not by stabbing the man in his sleep.
First performed in the early 17th century during the reign of King James I, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth tells the tale of an ambitious Scottish general who, after receiving a prophecy from three witches that he would one day become King of Scotland, becomes consumed with greed and kills King Duncan in order to obtain the throne. Throughout the play, Macbeth actively conveys his thoughts and troubles. As they change, the audience also gets an inside look into Macbeth’s psychological and moral state, which ultimately carves the path to his tragic downfall. William Shakespeare lures the reader deep into the protagonist 's mind and mental state through the use of figurative language in Macbeth’s many speeches during the play, which makes it clear to the reader how his character evolves and sees himself on the world’s stage. In a soliloquy he has before killing Duncan, Macbeth hallucinates a floating dagger in front of him, ultimately hinting to the reader that he is mentally unstable as he ponders for the last time whether killing Duncan is the right move.
However, after he murders Duncan, Macbeth ultimately experiences the guilt of his actions. As the story progresses, Macbeth goes on this killing spree that includes the deaths of Banquo and Macduff’s family. These deaths were a result of Macbeth’s insecurities that he would lose his power. Macbeth’s actual reign as King of Scotland contradicts what he expected. Therefore, Macbeth’s belief that he would enjoy his time as King of Scotland is ironic because in actuality he was not happy as the
When Macbeth murders King Duncan it changes the entire atmosphere of the story. King Duncan’s murder, which was influenced by Lady Macbeth, changed Macbeth’s character for the rest of the play. Next was Banquo’s murder which seemed much easier for Macbeth even though Banquo was completely innocent like King Duncan. The last murder was Macduff’s family which started to make the reader question Macbeth’s morality considering Macduff’s family was also innocent. The murder of innocent people in Macbeth was important to show Macbeth’s inner conflict when he killed King Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff’s family.
Lady Macbeth was clearly the more responsible for the murder of king Duncan but overall, Macbeth’s murderous reign has made the cold-blooded character the more evil character in the play. Lady Macbeth may have been more responsible for king Duncan’s death, but she had never expected Macbeth to kill countless of other people just to keep his throne. “I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.” - Macbeth - Act 1 Scene 7 Line 47 to Line
Macbeth was crowned King of Scotland, which led to extreme paranoia, fearing anyone with a noble bloodline as a threat to his power. By the end of the play, four deaths can be attributed to Macbeth’s name, all murdered in hopes of protecting his kingship. His ambition blinds him from seeing the destructive path he has created, ruling as a tyrant rather than a noble king. His easily impressionable nature causes him to not form his own thoughts, but rather listen to the words of Lady Macbeth and the three witches. These tragic flaws go on to play a major role in Macbeth’s
There are multiple reasons to encounter with the blame for his actions for example: Lady Macbeth, she has questioned his manliness if he didn’t kill King Duncan and she manipulated him in so many ways, The three witches, the predictions they told Macbeth made him start having thoughts of killing the king and taking over the throne, and lastly, he starts to struggle with his mindset because he starts to question his loyalty towards King Duncan. Introduced as a warrior hero, Macbeth is being praised by King Duncan because of the victory they gained from the battlefield. Macbeth who is a human being, has desires that are made clearly towards the audience through his soliloquies. People who have opinions of Macbeth, he usually describes them as “golden opinions”(Shakespeare). Macbeth has a trustworthy relationship with King Duncan until he questions the prophecies he received from three witches.First, the three witches were one of the reason I determine Macbeth is innocent, they delivered their prophecies to him declaring him that he would be crowned as king.
Macbeth thinks about his line of succession, and thinks to himself “ No son of mine succeeding,if’t be so, for Banquo’s issue have i filled my mind: For them the gracious Duncan have i murder’d” (III.i.67-69). This is stating that Macbeth killed Duncan because he knew his kids would become kings after him, and Macbeth didn’t like this. Macbeth killed Duncan for his petty ways to get what he wants and to become king. Being angry and killing innocent Duncan are a way of being seen as the villain, which Macbeth had been proven to be. Macduff son thinks out loud to his mom “Young fry of treachery he has
Macbeth murders Duncan to become king. Macbeth takes a life to be successful. Macbeth is initially presented as valiant, brave, noble, honourable, loyal and courageous by King Duncan, for whom Macbeth is a general. Duncan receives reports of Macbeth’s heroism. Because of the victory, Macbeth, who is Thane of Glamis, will be given the title of Thane of Cawdor.