Banquo’s suspicion evidently leads to his death as Macbeth has him murdered before the banquet. He is also killed for the reason that the prophecy of the witches made it clear that Banquo’s children would be future kings. “But that myself should be the root and father of many kings”(act 3, scene 1, pg 1). Many suspect the king Macbeth but do not dare open their mouths out of fear that them to would be killed. The power the witches predicted Macbeth would have came true and as fate would have it Macbeth’s power grew and so did his influence across the nation so much so that England had started to keep an eye on him and this would lead to his eventual
Macbeth needs to follow through with this plan because Fleance and Banquo could get in the way of Macbeth becoming King. The three witches had also foretold Banquo’s descendants to become king. Macbeth sends men to follow through with this plan. They succeed to kill Banquo, but Fleance escapes. After being responsible for the deaths of two people, Duncan and Banquo, Macbeth is in a state where he feels the need to keep murdering people that could possibly get in his way of becoming king.
Dismiss me. Enough.” (No Fear Shakespeare). Macduff is the only person that can take the crown from Macbeth so he kills Macduff’s wife and children while Macduff was away. The second prophecy said, “Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.” (No Fear Shakespeare) but that just gave him more confidence to be on the throne.
So he kills his friend Banquo because the second part of the prophecy says something like, Macbeth will be king, but no sons taking his place. Banquo will not be king but will bare sons that will. Macbeth is jealous that his sons won’t be king but Banquo's sons will be. He sees a threat in Banquo and Fleance,
Nonetheless, this rebellion’s motive seems to be a bit different than the motive behind King Henry’s rebellion, Hotspur might think he is a fit King to rule this kingdom, but he seems to be more driven by the idea of power and vengeance. We see Hotspur's thirst for revenge twice throughout the play, once when Hotspur and his family are first beginning to plan the rebellion, “revenge the jeering and disdain’d contempt Of this proud King,” (Henry 1.3.182-183) and again in a speech he gives after he is offered a peace treaty by the King which he says he will think about but goes on to say that the King has broken a promise to his father and his family. This shows that Hotspur is using deception and really planning this rebellion as a form of revenge or a way to get power rather than using deception in order to greater the nation. In doing this, however, Hotspur also brings up the strict laws that King Henry added to the nation which could also mean that Hotspur does have the best interest of the nation in mind, by trying to rid the people of a dishonest ruler. However, Hotspur’s violent, power-hungry, and domineering nature imply he is after the throne to gain more honor and boost his ego.
All Hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter.” (I, iii). This is one of the main causes for the Macbeths demise because it gets the ball rolling. The repetition of “All Hail Macbeth” gives an omnitious vibe to the lines, and mirrored what Macbeth would hear if he was king. That is a very important literary feature because it gives Macbeth an illusion of power, thus making him obsessed with making it a reality.This scene is what begins the rise and fall of the Macbeth empire. In act two, it appears as if the witches aren 't present; however, the contrary is true.
In this play, a series of events take place: starting with Macbeth being prophesied as being king, his ambition to seize the throne, and his death as a corrupted ruler. The word “kingship” in this play implies both goodness and corruption that leads to the overall theme of disrupting the natural order and the expansion of distrust within the royal court. Macbeth’s ambition to be “Scotland’s King” starts when the weird sisters announce, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! /All hail, Macbeth!
Macbeth's lust for power becomes blatantly obvious based upon his fears that "to be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus", prompting him to kill Banquo and make an attempt at his son, Fleance. To relieve himself of his insecurities, he manipulates two murderers to believe than Banquo is their "enemy" and the source of all of their problems, displaying his twisted nature. He does not, before the act is already committed, share news of the "deed of dreadful note" with his "dearest chuck", Lady Macbeth, proving he has made his face a "vizard to [his] heart" not only for the public, but also to his once-cohort. Macbeth's peers' opinion sinks so low that he is often merely referred to as a "tyrant" rather than by his name. He is not only a traitorous and cruel king, but the extent to which he is "unfit to govern" makes him "unfit to live" - deserving of death for how he has let down Scotland.
He becomes the thane of Coward, as predicted by the three witches. Since Macbeth has got his prophecies of getting all the power, which that lead him a striving man. The three witches (the weird sisters) had gave him the prophecies which turned Macbeth into a single- minded and ruthless man. An encounter with the three witches’ changes everything to Macbeth, Macbeth premonition said “shalt be king hereafter,” (Shakespeare 1.4 22-24) Which triggers ambition and murderous consequences. Which saying everything will come
Macbeth wants to protect his power and eliminate all enemies that may come in the way. He first orders for Banquo and his son, Fleance, to be killed because the witches had also predicted that Banquo’s son will become king. Macbeth says in regards to Banquo, “There is none but he whose being I do fear...Given to the common enemy of man, to make them kings, the seed of Banquo kings (Act 3, Scene 1)!” Banquo is