This leads Macbeth to hire henchmen in order to take out Banquo and his son in order to keep his power above all. Another murder that Macbeth has done to prevent an uprising against him was when he killed Macduff’s family, he killed his family in order to prevent a revolt on him “Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! beware Macduff, Beware the Thane of fire.
Macbeth being boastful about murdering all of Macduff’s family is camouflaging his true fears towards his pathway to the throne. Macduff succeeds in his long intentions to kill Macbeth, and does so within his own hands. To sum up, the path that Macbeth is choosing to become king comes with consequences of how emotions are handled during conflicting
/ Leave all the rest to me”, and urges her husband to kill him, Macbeth is unable to resist (1.6.71-73). As well, the conspicuous lack of involvement by Lady Macbeth in the evil acts Macbeth commits later in the play dispels any attempts to lay the blame on her. In the murders of Banquo and of Macduff’s family, she is not involved at all. Macbeth commits these acts alone, compelled by his own insecurity. Again, like the witches, while she may manipulate Macbeth, it is he who carries out the act.
Her idea is to kill the current king Duncan by getting him drunk and murdering him in his sleep. Macbeth hesitates to perform this action, and Lady Macbeth responds to his uncertainty, “when you durst do it, then you were a man;/ And to be more than what you were, you would/ Be so much more the man.” (I.vii.56-58) This quote proves how Lady Macbeth believes that in order to be a man, Macbeth needs to kill Duncan to show how he is valiant and indomitable therefore elucidating the impression that Lady Macbeth’s definition of a man is being strong and courageous. Macbeth continues to be fearful and replies, “If we should fail [this murder? ]” (I.vii.68). Lady Macbeth responds, “screw your courage to the sticking place/And we’ll not fail.” (I.vii.70-71) Lady Macbeth believes that screwing Macbeth’s courage and bravery in place will help him get through the process of killing Duncan, and she believes courage is what will make him manly.
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
“At length I would be avenged” (paragraph 1). He will go to any length to make sure his vengeance on Fortunato is secure. Montressor has come to terms with the fact that he doesn’t care about his punishment or think he should even be punished for killing Fortuando because its what needed to be done. This is revealing that Montresor doesnt care about any trouble he may get into as long as he is getting the revenge that he believes is necessary. Montresor's revenge is, in his mind, is completely virtuous.
Perhaps even more gruesome and revolting is when Macbeth becomes furious with Macduff’s treason and says, “I’ll put a sword to his wife, children and all unfortunate souls who might follow him.” Macbeth is so delusional to keep his power that he is willing to kill an innocent family to preserve his throne. Macbeth ends up killing Macduff’s entire family, and this leads to Macduff vowing to get vengeance against Macbeth for his cowardly actions. This shows the impact that power had on Macbeth, and the fear of Macbeth that changed peoples’ lives
A man, goaded by his wife, murders time and again to satisfy his hunger for power, slowly driving himself into insanity through his ambition. Ambition, both a blessing and a curse, lead Macbeth to a series of betrayals and murders of and by those closest to him. Conspiring with his wife in Act 1, Lady Macbeth had convinced Macbeth that by killing Duncan, King of Scotland, he could become the next King. He and Lady Macbeth planned the whole thing; who they would frame, how they would get past the guards, which one of them should be the one to do it, and how would they hide the knives once the deed had been accomplished. At the last second, Macbeth appeared to have a change of heart, but then his wife taunted him, insulting his manhood.
Visited by the witches a second time while holding his kingship, Macbeth says: “Tell me, thou unknown power—” (4.1.77). After seeing the truth in the first prophecy, Macbeth sees a chance to learn more of his destiny and thirsts to know more. Holding the title of king, Macbeth commands the first apparition to tell him more, clearly used to wielding high power. The witches obligingly reveal more of his future and after being told no man born of a woman can kill Macbeth, he replies: “Then live, Macduff; what need I fear of thee? / But yet I’ll make assurance double sure / And take a bond of fate.
A comparison to this would be in Macbeth, Macbeth is determined to be king no matter what it takes. He is willing to kill anyone, men, women and children to fulfill that dream to make it a reality. Macbeth portrays persistent ambition as abnormal and