Macbeth’s blames his paranoia on his dinner guests, shifting blame from himself to them, showing his weak character and inability to take responsibility for his own actions. Macbeth argues with his perception of Banquo, then shifting the blame to his hired assassins (Shakespeare 3.4.59-63). Intimidated by Banquo. Macbeth orders his assassination, however in order to avoid blood on his own hands, he hires murderers. His ambition led to his decline from a brave warrior to a weak man.
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
He kills Duncan, and completes a foul act. However, it is all according to the prophecy, so it holds as fair. What would be a fair act to bring in the heir to the throne transitions from a positive connotation to one that is foul, and therefore a paradox blooms with these events. Malcolm, son of King Duncan, later reveals that he wants to kill Macbeth because of the many that he has killed in his path to claim the throne.
The first act of cruelty that contributes to Macbeth’s downfall is the murder of Duncan. After contemplating the consequences associated with planning the murder, Macbeth kills Duncan, convinced that it is the only way he can become king. Following the murder, Macbeth becomes overwhelmed with shock and begins to experience auditory hallucinations. Upon experiencing shock, Macbeth is unaware that he brings back the daggers from the crime. Commanded by Lady Macbeth to return the daggers to the scene, he claims, “I am afraid to think what I have done.” Riddled with guilt, Macbeth feels remorse.
In the play Macbeth, Macbeth’s fate is what drives him to his decisions for both power and greed. This is portrayed when Macbeth when he kills Banquo and his son because his greed sees them as a threat to his throne, killing the king for power above all mortals, and his fate ultimately leading to his death and freeing time. Macbeth has done countless sins in order to keep his rightful position as king, though his greed for power has led to him killing his best friend Banquo because the witches have predicted that Banquo’s descendants will be king. “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none.” (I,iii,68) this quote that the witches say is their prediction that Macbeth will be king but Banquo’s descendants will be granted King after Macbeth. This leads Macbeth to hire henchmen in order to take out Banquo and his son in order to keep his power above all.
Macbeth is a tragedy turned playwright written by William Shakespeare, who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in English language, as well as the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. This play is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It is originally titled “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, and it dramatizes the damaging of one’s physical and psychological effect due to one’s greed and ambition upon a throne. Macbeth, a brave Scottish general of King Duncan, receives a prophecy from the weird sisters that he will sit in the throne as the King of Scotland. Along with him, another general of King Duncan named Banquo receives the prophecy of being the father of line of kings.
These two evil sisters disobey their father in everything, and put on a face when he asks who loves him the most because they are simply greedy and want his land for themselves. “I am made of the self-same metal that my sister, and prize me at her worth. In my true heart I find she names my very deed of love; Only she comes too short, that I profess myself an enemy to all other joys which the most precious square of sense possesses, and find I am alone felicitate in your dear Highness' love” (Shakespeare). Here, Regan explains her true love for her father as opposed to the half-hearted love that Goneril has for him. As the two sisters fight over who loves their father more, they demonstrate to the audience that they are selfish and manipulative.
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
Macbeth's Tragic flaw is that he takes all the power that he is told he will get to his head, When the witches tell him that he will become the king Macbeth says “Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more. By Sinel’s death I know I am thane of Glamis. But how of Cawdor?”
Macbeth a play written by William Shakespeare that demonstrates a person’s responsibility for their personal actions. In this play, The Witches come up with prophecies and tells Macbeth he will eventually become king. Due to him believing in the Witches’ prophecies he then kills Duncan so he can take the throne for himself. Macbeth then feels guilty and paranoid. Due to him being paranoid he had to take away many more lives so he can feel safe in his throne.