An example of this is when Macbeth becomes king but cannot trust his own friends and allies. Instead he kills them and their families. Evil is shown in Macbeth by taking over someone mentally causing a change in them while in Beowulf there is already a villain from the start of the
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. Ambition and Greed is clearly outlined in the tragedy “Macbeth” from Duncan, Banquo, and
When Macduff comes back he finds out of his family 's death and joins Malcolm and his army to defeat Macbeth. Macbeth states that he is not born from a woman like the witches said in one of the prophecies rather he is ripped out of her mother 's womb. Macduff made a decision to do the right thing which was to fight for his country and for Malcolm to be king. Macbeth’s decision to murder changed his whole way of life negatively. With that being said, what goes around does come around.
Macbeth’s lust for power has overtaken him, that is why he hired assassins to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. Out of spite of Fleance for being heir to the throne, but it backfires on him and Fleance escapes. Macbeth then became unstable after killing his best friend; seeing the deceased ghost and speaking of things that did not make any sense. Macbeth is deranged, losing himself because of the murders he had partaken in. ”Things without all remedy should be without regard: what 's done is done.” Anyone can see that he is behind the murders and blaming it on Lady Macbeth is not the right decision.
Amongst the mist of the fighting Macduff is finding Macbeth, who murdered his family.When he eventually finds him, they both engage in a duel.In which Macduff tells Macbeth that he is not born of woman which is stated “Despair thy charm, And let the angel whom thou still hast served Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother 's womb Untimely ripped” (V.VIII.13-16). Macbeth who heard of this reluctant news is shocked, but tries to keep his guard on, he responds back by stating“Accursèd be that tongue that tells me so,For it hath cowed my better part of man!”(V.VIII.17,18).Subsequently Macbeth does not believe every word that Macduff has told him because Macbeth believes that it is a trap to get him to lose his courage in the duel and lose.Which would result in Macbeth’s death for which he believed that he would be invisible in a way or another.To conclude Macbeth’s lust for power was what got him killed, this all could have been avoided if he would have discussed it more with his trusted friend
This is why he has Macduff’s family killed, but what Macbeth hadn’t realized was now Macduff had nothing to lose and every reason to destroy him. Macduff states as much when he declares “…front to front bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself; within my sword’s length set him…” (Act IV, scn iii, ln 233-234) This conflict, that has long been anticipated, arrives when they encounter one another during the invasion of Malcolm’s forces, there to liberate Scotland from its tyrannous leader. Their duel represents the ultimate conflict of good vs. evil. The malicious Macbeth vs the fearless Macduff, who, unfortunately for Macbeth is being driven by revenge and the need to save Scotland. His determination and Macbeth’s own recklessness is what ultimately ended Macbeth’s path of
Yet he is still infuriated because Macduff fled to get Malcolm and Donalbain to help him get rid of him. In reaction he sends murderers to kill Macduff’s family in act 4 scene 3. This was the start of his undoing. Macduff arrives to Malcolm and succeeds in convincing him to help him rid of Macbeth then the prophecies start to come true. Macduff is coming to kill Macbeth.
Macbeth is the cause all his own problems. A better than average case of this is after he murders King Duncan, and as opposed to staying on track, he slaughters the gatekeepers. “Oh, yet I do repent me of my fury, that I did kill them.” (Act 2/scene 3, line 107) Macbeth panics, imagining that leaving the watchmen alive will some way or another cause issues down the road for him. As a general rule, at that moment when Macduff first begins to suspect him, suspecting that Macbeth killed his beloved king instead of attending Macbeths coronation he tells Ross that he will spend the evening with his wife and family. “I have no words.
Macbeth got everything he desired for. But the consequence of his sins aren’t paid yet. The eldest son of Duncan and Macduff united together in England with King Edward to start a war with Malcolm. When Macduff was in England, all of his family member were killed by Macbeth and his servant. This cause Maduff really irritated and senseless and eagerness to kill Malcolm as a revenge for his family.
However, his fear of Macduff’s knowledge pushes him to kill Macduff’s whole family, which only increases Macduff’s hatred for Macbeth, which leads to his downfall. However, Macbeth believes too much about the witches’ prophecies, even though the Malcolm’s troops are coming to fight against him, he still declares “The mind I sway by and the heart I bear/Shall never sag with doubt nor shake with fear/(5.3.9-10)”. Macbeth’s overconfidence is controlling all his thoughts, so he does not fear anything which leads to his down fall. When Macduff with fight Macbethin his castle, and Macbeth still says “I bear a charmed life, which must not yield,/ To one of woman born. (5.8.15-16)” Macbeth believes that he is unbeatable even by Macduff.