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 .
He engenders more pity. His agnorsis could be said to occur earlier, when he becomes aware of Lady Macbeths death. His understated reaction oculd indicate his complete exhaustion and defeat together with involuntary awareness and his commentss that life is nothing more than a "tale,told by an idiot signifying nothing." In the end of the play natural order and control is restored as Macbeth is killed and Malcolm, the rightful heir to the throne according to succession and order, is crowned king of Scotland. Shakespeare successfully warns and scares the audience against thinking about
He listens to the untrue told by the witches and make wrong choices as he goes on. When he meet the witches, he was told that he will become king, Macbeth’s loyalty is corrupted by his choice he chooses to do. “All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, thou shath be king hereafter!” (I.iii.54-57) Macbeth fall into confusion yet happiness because the witches is very powerful during Shakespeare time. The witches speak truth to Macbeth that he will become king changes Macbeth’s heroic character and loyalty for the king Duncan.
He tries to stop his actions, but they have complete psychological control over him. While many believe that Macbeth is a ruthless and evil man, is it possible that he is simply being controlled by supernatural forces and his wife’s desire to have power? Everyone has done something they regret in their lifetime in order to get to the top. Macbeth is a normal man who happens to destroy his entire country based on the prophecies of three twisted sisters and the influence of his wife and her desire for power. Macbeth is heavily influenced by the witches in this play.
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).
The second and third witches also hail Macbeth by sharing their prophecies and stating “All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of cawdor” and “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!”(act 1, scene 3, line 49-50). The witches also predict that although Banquo will not become king, he “shalt get kings”(act 1, scene 3, line 67) meaning his “children shall be kings”(act 1, scene 3, line 86). The witches continue saying “lesser than Macbeth and greater”(act 1, scene 3, line 65) when referring to Banquo and that he is “Not so happy, yet much happier”(act 1, scene 3, line 66). The use of paradox here both describes the characters and foreshadows their fate.
Although they tell him this, he does state they he had not desire to have more power until he met the three witches. But rather the ambition drove him to kill the king, so that he could become then king. In conclusion, the repeated appearance of the witches throughout the whole play is a symbol for ambition in general, but especially
The witches, in act I called Macbeth Thane of Glamis and Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth was already Thane of Glamis and he had been given the position of Thane of Cawdor but he didn’t know about it. Also the three sisters told Macbeth that he would be king. After hearing this prediction his mind got totally tempted to kill the king. His interpretation of what the witches said was that he needed to kill the king so he could become king.
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
From a happy marriage to the MacBeths no longer having love in their relationship and only having fear, guilt and hunger for power. Through it all would you consider Lady Macbeth’s suicide was a cowardly case? MacBeth did not care about who he had to kill in order to be high and powerful. You can see his obsession to become the king and have that title, just by hearing the witches prophecy.”All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!