Greed and betrayal, three men seek the truth. In The Tragedy of Macbeth. The characters Macduff,Banquo,and Macbeth were similar and not but, they all played a huge role. Macbeth is a tragic hero because he rises into power and fails as being a true king.
Macduff and Malcolm go to war against Macbeth eager for revenge. Macduff, vengeful for his family’s death cuts off Macbeths head, and Malcom takes his rightful place as king. Macbeth’s Ambition and Greed resulted in his downfall. Constantly wanting more, Macbeth allowed his blind ambition to dictate what actions he took to obtain being king and staying king.
William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, the main character; Macbeth, is seen as an evil character. The play is based off of Macbeth’s decisions and his actions to become King. In the beginning Macbeth starts out as a hero in Scotland’s war with Ireland and towards the end he is transformed into a murderer. Macbeth is not wholly evil because of is heroism in the war, his love for Scotland, and because he didn’t want to kill King Duncan initially. Macbeth was brain washed by his wife and tricked into killing the King.
Yet after a while, Banquo and Macbeth talk about the three weird sisters prophecies Banquo says to stop about the “cursed thoughts” (2:1,8). Macbeth was told he will be king, but in order for him to be king, he must kill Duncan. Macbeth is now driven mad and tries to not remember the
Banquo keeps his thoughts to himself; he ensures to attend the dinner. Macbeth fearing of his friend knowing, that he killed Duncan and his line will become king; he is now becoming greedy in being king, although he felt regret murdering the current one, not too long ago. The “toxic masculinity ” motif reflects in Macbeth’s order to the assassins. When Macbeth commands whether the murderers could handle Banquo to his death, they reply "we are men, my liege" (III i 92).
Once Macbeth is king, the audience is able to recognize through monologues and supernatural influences how Macbeth's ambitions and greed cause him to feel anxious about his position as king. As the play goes forward, Macbeth becomes more and more paranoid of someone taking the throne away from him. His greed to keep the throne as long as he lives causes him to believe some are against him and his leadership. In the witches prophecy, Banquo, a nobleman of Scotland, is told that his sons will eventually become king. Macbeth knowing that it is likely this prophecy will also come true sets his sights on making Banquo and his son Fleance his next victims.
His ambition had gone unchecked for a long time and he is willing to get his close friend Banquo killed by in order to maintain the position of king within his own bloodline. Macbeth is so obsessed with his own ambition that he does not take anything else into consideration. Before committing Duncan’s murder, he says “I go, and it is done, the bell invites me. / Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell / That summons thee to heaven, or to hell” (II, i, 69-71). Macbeth does not consider the consequences his actions will have.
Macduff come back to defeat Macbeth and give Malcom the crown that was to be his after his dad killed over. This tragedy could have be prevented by Macbeth never meeting the three witches in the first place would be the best way to solve it. But by running into them on his way home it made a headache for the town. It cause the lives of many and would have been more if he would have not overpowered by Macduff. This could have
Where We Stand “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a Thane returns from battle only to have his life dramatically altered by greed.
However, his wife, Lady Macbeth, talked him into this by calling him a coward and asking if he was a man. To prove to her that he was a strong individual, he followed through with the act of killing King Duncan. This confirms that the pressure of others persuaded Macbeth’s actions. Macbeth wanted the blame to be placed on someone other than himself so the people showed loyalty to him as the new king. In order to successfully gain the people’s respect, he planted the evidence on the guards.
Heaven’s Guilt and Hell’s Desire People’s views of Heaven and Hell can change their beliefs of Trust and Betrayal. The idea common concepts for people is that: If the person wants to go to Heaven they shouldn’t betray people and should be trustworthy while if they betrays someone they are likely to get thrown in Hell. In Macbeth, most characters try to avoid damnation by remaining trustworthy.
Macbeth and The Crucible: The Significant Effect of Witchcraft Witchcraft, which is an outdated practice from pre-Christianity and an indigenous tradition of the British Isles. It is a personal spiritual path practiced by different set of individuals in the quest to see the world for its true sacredness, within one's soul or in the presence of another's. An equally significant aspect of these two plays is their similarity and their captivating literature. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, written in 1606, and Arthur Miller's The Crucible, written in 1952, the subject of witchcraft is highly emphasized, and it serves a pivotal theme in the main plot lines of both plays. In the following,
Throughout Act I of Macbeth, Macbeth encounters three witches who give him three prophecies. These prophecies state that Macbeth will become Thane of Glamis, Cawdor, and king. “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth!
The Power of Ambition For many individuals pride is the driving force behind motivation and ambition but when one’s pride gets the best of him or her it can cause the individual to break down and self destruct. Every human has a little pride in them but when that pride becomes selfish and done for personal benefit that is when it can become dangerous, taking focus away from the things that really matter like honor, love, family, friends and integrity. In his play, Macbeth, Shakespeare suggests that if one’s motivation is selfish and pride-driven, eventually honor and integrity are lost leading to one’s destruction. Initially, when one’s selfish ambition and motivation is just starting to grow, one is able to maintain honor and integrity.
Macbeth is a tragic hero because he got something he didn’t deserve from being greedy, and everyone is greedy at some point in their lives, and eventually there is someone that comes and guides that greedy person in the right way and teaches them how to not be greedy and tells them that they should appreciate what they have already. In this case Macbeth is lead the wrong way by his wife lady Macbeth, and is told to go much further with his greedy and selfish thoughts. He could have done something else that could of made him a better man, something that