Macbeth was contemplating the consequences of murdering Duncan and foresees his future of being overthrown by righteousness. He is worried that “This even-handed justice/ Commends th’ ingredience if our poisoned chalice/ To our own lips.” (1.7.10-12). Macbeth, at this point, have not been obsessed with lust for power. He raised self-awareness that the violence he used to wrongly proclaim himself king will be used to take vengeance against him. Such violence made him a “tyrant” and eventually killed by Macduff in anger of Macbeth’s crimes.
He decides his final decision by the push of Lady Macbeth. He tells her, “I am settled, and bend up/ Each corporal agent to this terrible feat” (I.7.79-80). Macbeth end ups murdering the king due to Lady Macbeth pushing his flaw even more. Banquo’s fate, on the other hand, was that his descendants were to become kings. Macbeth's flaw makes him become paranoid about Banquo’s children being king because he wants the throne for his own descendants and not his.
If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." (Oprah Winfrey) A King should control his or her desire of trying to be perfect. After Macbeth and Scar gain the power from murdering the previous king, the unsuccessful maintenance of the power twist the situation and cause the failure. They do not stop doing bad towards others, instead, they fall into the road of no return by killing more people who might become a threat and cheating others. If a man told a lie, he will make more lies to make the situation looks true.
Macbeth is certainly by far the most evil character in the play. Macbeth evidently undergoes a mental process by which he come round to the idea or murdering Duncan. He does this as a result of his wife’s manipulation, her leverage being his manliness.Without the role of Lady Macbeth, the murder of King Duncan would never have occurred in the play. Lady Macbeth had already been plotting for the murder since she received the letter concerning the three prophecies by the witches. Although Macbeth had sinister thoughts about having the throne, Macbeth would have never dared to take it upon himself to kill King Duncan and steal the throne from
Macbeth’s id within his mind controls his mental state because his wants and desires turned him into an evil person. Macbeth’s first decision to kill the king filled his want to be king and please his wife and it put him in a bad mental state. Macbeth’s want to live without fear led him to kill yet another person and put him in an even worse mental state. And Macbeth’s id controls his mental state much
That tragic flaw is his ambition to be king. He wants to be king so badly that he will murder if that is what it takes. Macbeth allows Lady Macbeth to manipulate him into killing Duncan and his desires are so strong that he acts on them. He gets extremely guilty and starts to hallucinate voices, people and objects. “I 'll go no more.
As Polonius is killed first thing Claudius thinks about is “It had been so with us, had we been there.” (4.1.l.12) and Hamlet is “full of threats to all”(4.1.l.13). Similarly Claudius manipulates and turns Laertes against Hamlet so that he does the dirty deed of killing Hamlet. This again shows that he could easily manipulate people and he is unapologetically selfish. Secondly Hamlet is betrayed by the people whom he considered loyal. For example Ophelia, whom he loves is not loyal to him.
Angus says, “Now does he feel His secret murders sticking on his hands. Now minutely revolts unbraid his faith- breach. Those he commands move only in command, Nothing in love. Now does he feel his title Hang loose about him, like a giant’s robe Upon a dwarfish thief” (5.2 19-25). Angus believes that the people of Scotland do not respect Macbeth anymore.
Power-hungry Macbeth Macbeth is a very compelling and twisted character to observe on a large-scale. His development as a main character can be a bit questionable as he went from relatively normal for his culture, to the point where he terrified and ruled Scotland with an iron fist. How did this one man go from waiting patiently for the crown, to going out and murdering everyone in his path to the crown? Through the progression of Macbeth’s motives, relationships, and emotions in this Shakespeare work, it can be determined that the want of power makes Macbeth into a disturbing, unreliable, psychopath. Macbeth changes throughout this story of his power grab towards being king.
Macbeth and Madness Imagine the President of the United States admitting to having mental instability. This scenario may rattle some, but it clearly plays out in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth. The play’s title character uses violence to maintain power but gradually plummets into mental illness. Before Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth, conspire to murder his cousin Duncan, the King of Scotland, in order to attain authority, Macbeth foreshadows the possible repercussions; afterward, he experiences an immediate sense of remorse. The subsequent murder of a friend displays his progressive unsteadiness, but the massacre of an entire family demonstrates his transformation from instability to deviance.