The need for Macbeth’s trial stands due to the given evidence for the charges against humanity, murder, and treason. He ruthlessly killed King Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff’s family. Their deaths are in vain if we do not indict him. Macbeth needs a prosecution because he willingly took the immoral path of aimless slaughter and selfish ambition. Even if Lady Macbeth pressured Macbeth, he killed King Duncan impelled by his own selfish ambition and lethal thoughts.
Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare and it also consists of diverse themes. However, one theme that stands out the most is that one's ambition for power is a contribution to the dire consequences. Macbeth, the main character of the play, proves this to be true by taking his first step and murdering King Duncan after getting three prophecies. As he gets consumed by fear and guilt, he sends murderers to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance. In the same way, he also sends murderers to kill Macduff's family as a message to the Thane of Fife.
As the play progresses, Macbeth’s hires murderers to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance, as represented through, “Banquo, thy soul’s flight, /If it finds heaven, must find it out tonight” (III, ii, 161-2). In this quote, Macbeth explicitly states that he is going to murder Banquo because to protect his kingship. This showcases Macbeth’s motivation to achieve his goal, at any cost. He is willing to murder his kinsmen to achieve his goal. Furthermore, the murder of Banquo led Macbeth to destruction.
My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical” (Mac.1.3.150-152). His quote is the beginning of his violent thoughts and the dagger is also represents temptation and encouragement into Macbeth’s violent destiny. As Macbeth waited to kill the king his courage started to decrease so he imagine the dagger as an
In the play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, the tragedy of Macbeth, he gained most of his power through the works of lying and killing individuals, thus resulting in the murder of Duncan and Banquo due to the great amount of fear that began to develop, which lead to his tragic downfall. Firstly, Shakespeare develops the forces that encourage an individual’s actions through the mischievous plans of Macbeth against the murder of Duncan. Secondly, one of the most profound themes of this play was allowing power to be exerted on another individual, preferably one who had authority over the other. Lastly, the major recurring theme of this play is the imagery of blood, as it is used to symbolize the varying feelings that recur due to feelings of guilt and unhappiness of many characters, thus leading to eternal feelings of sadness and fear. In the play Macbeth, the forces that inhibit or encourage an individual 's actions are clearly portrayed through the
and obtains the title, which trigger an arrogant and self-absorbed thinking leading to madness and finally, death. The play seems to bring up the question, whether Macbeth is fully responsible of his own destiny, or under control of fate. In the first glance, the play seems to take rather fatalistic direction, meaning that we are powerless to make decisions as they are inevitably determined by supernatural power (Hugh 1)) It is due to the presence of supernatural forces throughout the whole play that systematically fulfills the prophecy; therefore the witches represent the idea of fate in the play. However, Shakespeare seems to rather intertwine fate with free will and perhaps even promotes the second philosophy as the play evolves. Free Will over Fate in Macbeth This theory is obvious in a scene, where Macbeth is consciously deciding to kill king Duncan.
Violent acts driven by ambition can lead to self-destruction and cruel consequences. In Shakespeare’s tragic play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth is ambitious and greedy for power. In order to achieve the title of king, he commits violent acts, such as murdering the king and his friend, that eventually end in guilt and strange events occurring. Using violence, Shakespeare demonstrates the consequences of unnatural actions. Through Macbeth and his actions, Shakespeare uses the word blood to illustrate how violent acts can lead to overpowering guilt and unnatural consequences which counteract the violence.
The author of many well-known tragedies, William Shakespeare, has pieces that set into iconic plays in English literature. What makes them the best, is all Shakespearean tragedies have a common element: fatal flaw— all heroes have a weakness personality that results in lead them to their downfall. For instance, Macbeth, a renowned fallen hero, was told of a change that completely shifts his life; all driven by fate. In Act I, readers are introduced to supernatural influences ( The Weïrd Sisters), whose plot of the tragedy base on their name. ( Weïrd meaning "fate").
Shakespeare utilizes the Weird Sisters as the embodiment of evil and temptation to convince Macbeth, a virtuous but flawed man, to commit evil deeds through the deceitful predictions of his future. The theme of appearance versus reality is demonstrated through the Macbeths’ deceitful plan to murder King Duncan, and the consecutive deeds and lies that take place to conceal their guilt. As Macbeth rises to power throughout the play, ghostly apparitions and blood hallucinations plague the couple. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are so overwhelmed by their guilt and paranoia, their judgment is clouded by the weight of their guilt that they carry, which leads to the demise of the reign of
In every Tragedy there must be a tragic hero and in this story it shows that Macbeth is the tragic hero, is a round character, and also a very dynamic character. A tragic hero is the protagonist of a tragedy. The tragedy of Macbeth tells a story about a man named Macbeth that wants to be king. Macbeth was a very twisted man and was power crazy he did everything to become king he even murdered innocents and whomever stood in his way. Macbeth was considered a tragic hero because Macbeth had many people follow him he also had a down flaw that led to his death but went down heroically.