Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, analyzes the tragic downfall of a man who pursued his prophecy given to him by three witches, and suffered the downfall because of it. Told his power was inevitable, Macbeth explores the idea of murdering the King to achieve his goal of becoming King himself. Macbeth continually faces this, contemplating the moral issue of committing murder to in turn, fulfill his powerful destiny. While facing this internal conflict, Lady Macbeth developes an influence over Macbeth as well. Driven by her own desire to be Queen, Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to commit the murder, by challenging his manhood and often reminding him that it is, in fact, his destiny.
Macbeth was already Thane of Glamis and he had been given the position of Thane of Cawdor but he didn’t know about it. Also the three sisters told Macbeth that he would be king. After hearing this prediction his mind got totally tempted to kill the king. His interpretation of what the witches said was that he needed to kill the king so he could become king.
This excitement in Macbeth leads him to have an interest in becoming the king which is why he wants to hear more from the witches. In addition, Lady Macbeth carries on to pressure Macbeth which causes him to be responsible for an immoral action that he allows to happen. In Macbeth’s castle, Lady Macbeth trys to convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan, and believes that Macbeth is being weak when he disagrees. Lady Macbeth says, “Like the poor cat ‘i’ the adage?” (1.7 45).
At this point, Macbeth nearly entirely trusts the witch’s prophecies. This further deepens Macbeth’s ambition to become king and creates uncertainty in him. After learning that king Duncan has made Malcolm the Prince of Cumberland and heir to his throne, Macbeth thinks to himself "Stars, hide your fires; / Let not light see my black and deep desires. / The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be / Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see" (1.4.57-60). This further shows Macbeth’s greed and intent to become king has grown.
In August 1606, the play Macbeth – written by the ultimate playwright William Shakespeare- was published. Macbeth discusses how murder and greed can be altered to a point where it becomes a person's way of acting and thinking. Lady Macbeth is the leading character in the play of Shakespeare. Her ambitions and power is the main reason for her corruption. She used her position to gain power and stay strong enough to support her husband and lord, Macbeth, however it drove him to evil, causing him to murder and cause distractions.
Shakespeare has written numerous famous plays, MacBeth being one of his darkest plays, touching up on the topic of the thought that power sometimes leads to corruption, and how it can manipulate someone’s thoughts and actions, bringing them to do things they thought they never would. In MacBeth, there are many examples of MacBeth trying anything to gain power, even if the guilt will eat him alive. In the beginning, the Three Weird Sisters know of a prophecy allegedly saying that MacBeth will one day be King. After they tell MacBeth, he, over time, starts to obsess over becoming the highest positioned person in the hierarchy.
Women are manipulative to men, women try to get what they want, They are evil. In act one scene 7, macbeth is told to kill duncan by lady macbeth but macbeth says he will not and cannot do it. Lady macbeth calls macbeth a “ coward ”, and also says “ I dare do all that to become a man.” lady macbeth seemed to love her husband at the beginning of the story, but then she started to change.
In the play of Macbeth, Shakespeare tells a story of a man and wife whose ambitions get the best of them. The couple seek to gain power in their kingdom, however there is already a king in power. Lady Macbeth is determined to become queen of the throne, and decides to push her husband to do so as well. Their determination to hold power brings out the dark demons in them while causing them to lose everything. The natural and moral evil in them is exposed as they push their moral boundaries to keep their power.
(Shakespeare. IV. I. 92-94). Macbeth assumes that Birnam wood will never come upon his castle, it is a forest after all, which ultimately leads to his final, tragic demise. These prophecies play with Macbeth’s sanity and show that women are often underestimated, yet powerful.
William Shakespeare’s tragic play Macbeth illustrates the consequences of political ambitions and power that succumbed Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. After Macbeth believed the prophecy from the three witches that he would be king, it led him down a tyrannical and hubristic path of destruction that led to his downfall. However considering his choices, Lady Macbeth comprised a plan to ensure Macbeth crown, which involves the murder of King Duncan. Therefore, despite the fact, Macbeth physically killed King Duncan, Lady Macbeth ultimately is the reason for his death due to her manipulation and is more responsible than Macbeth for King Duncan’s murder.