She persuades Macbeth into murdering Duncan. Macbeth was reluctant to commit the murder. During Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s conversation he mentioned, “If we should fail?” (1:7 59) and Lady Macbeth replied with a long statement explaining that they will not fail. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth then configured their plan: Lady Macbeth was to make the guards drunk and ring the bell once it is safe for Macbeth to go kill King Duncan. Once Macbeth completed his mission, he went back to Lady Macbeth with the bloody daggers and proudly stated, “I have done the deed.
Macbeth wants to be king, but he does not want to kill the current king, Duncan. After the Witches' prophecy Macbeth began to plan his demise, but decides against the murder. Eventually though, evil influences, wether it be the Witches, Lady Macbeth, or Macbeth himself, cause him to perform an act that propels him beyond redemption and he knows it. Macbeth's fate is controlled by his major flaw, that being, killing Duncan and Banquo. MacBeth is first admired and living a somewhat normal life before the murders, but ambition for power got the best of him which caused him to commit these
At the beginning of the play Shakespeare describes Macbeth as a hero. But however, his ambition overcame his good nature when the three witches professed Macbeth a prophecy and it caused Macbeth to believe everything they said. When they told him he would one day be king of Scotland, he decided to take the bloody path, which gradually led him to more power. Macbeth’s power and ambition unfortunately
It was Lady Macbeth who influenced Macbeth into killing King Duncan. She wanted the title of being queen and King Duncan was in her way of that, so she got into Macbeth’s head. Macbeth was reluctant at first, which also shows that he is not wholly evil. A true wholly evil person wouldn’t be reluctant about killing someone. Throughout the play, it is evidence that Macbeth is not wholly
His desperation and as a result his willingness to complete the murder is clearly shown as he orders for the assassination to be settle 'within this hour at the most'. By saying 'at the most' Macbeth seems to be applying a threat to the murderers to ensure they get it done immediately. He speaks more like an assassin at this stage as opposed to the chivalrous and respected servant that he was to the King at the beginning of the play. With Lady Macbeth posessed by evil forces at this point, Macbeth no longer has the companion and wife that he had at the beginning of the story. From this, it bevomes apparent that Macbeth loses his identity not only because of power but alsi because of the love which he lacks from Lady Macbeth that is supposed to keep him
Ha, they pluck out mine eyes. / Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood / Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather / The multitudinous seas incarnadine, / Making the green one red.” Macbeth is feeling the guilt from his unholy action come down upon him. Another example of this is the deep guilt he feels subconsciously because of the murder of Banquo. His ambition also hides logic and consequences from him.
On page 35, Macbeth states, “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine making the green one red” (Shakespeare). Macbeth states that his guilt will never be washed away and rather turn innocence into the color of his blood-covered hands. Later in the act, Macbeth talks with Duncan’s sons and Lennox about the murder of the king when Macbeth admits that he killed the guards that were guarding King Duncan. “O, yet I do repent me of my fury, that I did kill them” (Shakespeare).
Macbeth can be seen dragging many bodies after the aftermath of war, and the killing of Duncan has shown that it has put a scar into the character of Macbeth. The character is suffering and this depiction of Macbeth is believed to have a modern mental illness. Macbeth’s past definitely can support the idea of his disturbed state of mind as we watch the character change throughout the film.
Throughout this sinister story, terror proved to be the most potent force in influencing the actions made by its characters. Macbeth, and all those defying his rule were driven by dread. Macbeth’s thirst for power was speedily overtaken by paranoia after murdering King Duncan, resulting in him having even his best friend murdered, not to mention Macduff’s wife and children. We know Macbeth killed his best friend from how he spoke of him in the following lines: “There is none but he/ Whose being