Lady Macbeth is trying to cover up Macbeth’s outbursts as he is envisioning the ghost of Banquo; speaking to everyone in the room including Ross, Lennox, and Macbeth, Lady Macbeth says,”I pray you, speak not. He grows worse and worse. Question enrages him”(3.4.144-145). Lady Macbeth sees Macbeth slowly becoming unglued by guilt; he is getting weaker and weaker and Lady Macbeth needs to hide their crime.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth change their fate with their actions. In Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not Stop for Death”, the narrator regrets her actions and wishes she could have changed her fate. On the other hand, Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, fate is said to be predetermined. By exercising free will, in trying to avoid their inevitable downfall, these three unconnected works of literature encompass the two types of fate, that which can change and that which is predetermined.
In the moments leading to her death, Lady Macbeth begins sleepwalking and experiencing restlessness–her body’s way of expressing outwardly the great guilt that she feels within. Her constant motion of “washing her hands” at this time further exhibits that she feels guilty and desires to pay for the deceit and evil she has inflicted (5.1.20). In many regards, Lady Macbeth’s ultimate act of suicide is “an act of repentance” where she shows sincere remorse for her vile deeds (Sentov). Macbeth, however, becomes so engrossed in “the apathy of joyless crime” that he hardly mourns the loss of his wife (Hazlitt 174). While Lady Macbeth dies in guilt and repentance, Macbeth dies in selfish submission to evil, fighting with what little he has left to retain for himself the throne.
She is evil because she prays for spirits to give her the strength to turn emotionless. Lady Macbeth could be seen as truly evil for asking the spirits to fill her up with cruelty. However, by the end of the play, she is so consumed with guilt from her actions, that she kills herself. As Malcolm informed the crowd, “Fiendish queen, who took her own life,”(V,vii, 205). By the end of the play, Lady Macbeth felt guilty about her role in the murders.
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.
Free will is all in your hands. How you get there, what you chose to do in the process and what happens after that. Shakespeare used this element of fate versus free will in his play, Macbeth. Macbeth is the main character with an over ambitious trait, he has a destiny to become kind but who’s to tell what happens after he reaches this destiny. The process & what comes after is all in his hands.
(Shakespeare 5.5.11-17) Macbeth shows the self-perception described by Bloom along with the transformations that have come along with his developing personality. Using Bloom’s argument of character development by self-perception, Macbeth’s personality change be found to be directly from his own actions rather than outside factors such as his wife. Harold Bloom states that individuation is the only cause of personality change, meaning that a character’s changes are based solely upon themselves. Bloom explains his ideas on Shakespeare’s individuation and how it can only be done by the characters themselves: Self-overhearing is their royal road to individuation, and no other writer, before or since Shakespeare, has accomplished so well the virtual miracle of creating utterly different yet self-consistent voices for his more than one hundred major characters and many hundreds of highly distinctive minor personages.
Appearance and Reality What may appear as real, may not always be the case. The tragic Shakespearean play Macbeth holds many meanings but one really sticks out. There are discussions of the allusion that the situations in the play hold special meaning to the fact that Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and even the witches are not who the characters in the play think they are. Shakespeare forces the reader to question the appearance versus the reality by making the audience contemplate what is real and what is not. Macbeth as the main focus of the play is presented as an honorable, worth man.
When all the thane is grouping up together to fight against Macbeth, in the castle of Macbeth has something painfully happen to Macbeth is Lady Macbeth has passed away. Macbeth said “she should die here after. There would be a time for such a word.”(5.5.19). This proves how miserable Macbeth is that he has to hidden his feeling toward her the war was about to happen soon. This is showing what Macbeth has a payoff of his ambition when Lady Macbeth could not take it no more about her delusion of guilt.
His madness is guided by what his memory and lack of memory dictates. But it could be argued that Hamlet did possessed a certain means of control over his memory. During the excerpt, Hamlet stated, “I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records” (1.5.99). This quote raises the question of which memories did Hamlet not find trivial and foolish, and worth maintaining. One notable set of memories he retained were those of Horatio.
Who’s to Blame? (An analysis of who is to blame for the downfall of Macbeth in the play Macbeth) Macbeth, is a play written by the famous William Shakespeare. The story focuses on this character named Macbeth. It is considered a tragedy in the multitude of plays that have been written. Macbeth in conclusion of the play is labeled as a tyrant and very decisively, insane.
Word Count:697 Consequences of Choices While the motivating factor of people's choices are all different, their decision they make, is what determines the consequences. In the play 'Macbeth,' we see how Macbeth's poor decisions and lack of character leads to his tragic death. Because of Macbeth's decision to kill Duncan, his decision to assassinate Banquo, and his decision to visit the witches, the consequences of his actions lead to his death. Macbeth's decision to have Duncan killed, leads to consequences that cause his downfall.
Furthermore, since Macbeth is dominated by desire, he have no free will to control himself, and he would wipeout anything that hinder his ambition by any means. After he is blind by his ambitious thoughts, he begin to commit sinful actions one after another, like a killing machine. While Lady Macbeth said, "He is about it:/ The doors are open; and the surfeited grooms/ Do mock their charge with snores: I have drugg'd their possets,/ That death and nature do contend about them,/ Whether they live or die" (II. ii. 6-11), Macbeth slays king Duncan in his sleep and exits with his bloody dagger.
In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the actions of Macbeth support the political theory of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s because during the beginning of the play we, the reader see Macbeth transform from the protagonist to the antagonist. In the start of the play we meet Macbeth who is described as brave and honorable.. Three witches tell Macbeth that he will become the Thane of Cawdor and king of Scotland he doubts this but happens to become Thane of Cawdor for fighting for his country, after he becomes Thane of Cawdor he tells his wife Lady Macbeth who is thrilled by this surprising news. King Duncan announces that he will give his crown to his oldest son, Malcolm.
Those who work diligently in the face of a problem work harder and remain humble in order to overcome the issue at hand. Others who are power hungry, however, remain selfish and greedy. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth, the Macbeth’s were modest and worked hard for what they wanted- which was power. When it is achieved, the power consumes them and controls their actions. Adversity causes Macbeth to work harder and use the help of the other men around him, yet when he ultimately acquires the power he is searching for, it goes to his head, causing him to act in violence by murdering those who he believes stand in his way.