The Tragedy of Macbeth is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare in 1606. The play shows the physical and psychological effects of a person who seeks power for themselves. The play is a tragic tale about a Scottish general and Thane of Glamis named Macbeth. He is a brave Thane and a powerful man that led King Duncan’s forces to victory. In the beginning of the poem, a group of three witches arrive to Macbeth to tell them their prophecy that he will become Thane of Cawdor and one day become King of Scotland. After hearing this prophecy his wife, Lady Macbeth, a very strong and ruthless woman, encourages him to kill King Duncan. He is easily tempted to murder in order to fulfil his ambitions to the throne.. Macbeth is responsible for many deaths throughout the play. Macbeth is a man of great potential and a noble soldier. There are many ways that someone could call Macbeth noble. For one, he started out a very noble soldier in the poem by defeating the enemy and showing his loyalty to King Duncan and other generals. Macbeth was a well respected man in the …show more content…
Macbeth was a very selfish man, who only thought about himself. He was very interested when the witches told thiem about how they predict he will be king. Since then he was concerned that someone was going to take his position in becoming King of Scotland. Once the witches told him their prediction all he could think about was being king, which lead him to being so paranoid and feeling so guilty about the murders he committed. His desires are evil. He was always torn between guilt and temptation. Macbeth was his own worst enemy and is responsible for his own downfall. Many things in the world today could compare to the play Macbeth. People get a deep desires to get what they want without someone stopping them. Most people are very straightforward and nothing stops them from doing what they want, even if it involves a murder. Murders occur every single day by a person who is influenced or is
Macbeth's unrelenting desire for power leads him to commit evil acts, including murder. The story states, "I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself and falls on the other." (Macbeth, Shakespear) This quote highlights how Macbeth's ambition is the driving force behind his actions. He becomes so consumed with the desire for power that he is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it.
The play entitled Macbeth by William Shakespeare portrays Macbeth, a loyal and brave thane to the king. When a prophecy reveals he will become king, Macbeth is overcome with ambition and greed. Convinced of this prophecy and the encouragement from his wife, he is able to kill the king and take the throne. Although Macbeth was able to obtain the throne, he was was overwhelmed by power and guilt leading to internal conflict, which suggests that success is not desirable through cheating and corruption and ultimately cost more than its actually worth, Macbeth`s reckless pursuit of killing and becoming the king is representative of the power he has and what he is able to do with the power he's gained; therefore. His relentless ambition for king reveals the guilt behind power.
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a play that mainly focuses on one common theme of insanity. Macbeth gradually becomes plagued by intense guilt as his desire for power drives him to attain his goals by any means necessary, including committing murder. He kills Duncan in cold blood in order to become King, has Banquo killed by three murderers because he wishes to maintain his position as King, and finally, he has Macduff’s family slaughtered. Each of these occurrences takes place because of Macbeth’s will to be King, or they are a result of his guilt. Nonetheless, they are all completed of his free will, which is what causes him to deteriorate mentally.
Macbeth is a very interesting play written by William Shakespeare in the year 1606. Macbeth kills Duncan, Banquo and others to try to become king and stay king. He does this because of the witches prophecies which state that he would be king and what he should avoid. In the end the witches tricked him and end up wording the prophecy so that he thought he was invincible let his guard down and ended up getting killed by macduff. Through most of the play Macbeth bases his actions off of greed, guilt, and fear.
Lady Macbeth is power hungry for the throne and she will do anything to achieve her goal. Her pleasure of having the thought of killing Duncan is revealed. These murderous thoughts that run through her mind shows how desperate she is to acquire power. Although it is the beginning of the play, her dark ambitions sets a dark tone for her character in the play. This coincidentally adds to the assurance of Macbeth’s prophecy which is that Macbeth will become king, but King Duncan is still alive.
King Duncan was a mighty king indeed, who enjoyed his kingdom and his people. The book Macbeth portrays Duncan as a loving king and a good guy who still loved war. “See, see, our honour'd hostess /The love that follows us sometime is our trouble,/Which still we thank as love.(I.vi.13-15) a great king know his ways with words. Yet king Duncan wanted lands and victory ordered his loyal soldier Macbeth to bring the head of the rival king instead getting his own dirty, “What bloody man is that? He can report, /As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt The newest state.
At the end of the play Macbeth ambition was too big and it made him went to the wrong path which led to his death. First reason, Macbeth was thinking about murdering the king and it’s not a good choice. Then he finally did his unforgivable move which is kill the king when the king was visiting his castle. He couldn’t control himself because his ambition was getting too big and it swallow him. A quote in the play said ”
He has a strong desire for vengeance against Macbeth, a trait that can be viewed as typically villainous. Moral ambiguity in Macbeth emphasizes that adversity can be man made; the clash between Macbeth’s conscience and his strong desire for power forges the misery upon which this the tragedy is built, and shapes the entire work as a hero’s fall from
In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the main character Macbeth, in many cases, is portrayed as being evil. However, his character is not truly the evil force driving the actions of the play. His wife, Lady Macbeth, as well as the witches and their misleading prophecies, are the real driving forces of Macbeth’s unspeakable actions. Macbeth is driven mad by the evil around him, causing him to turn to the violent behavior displayed throughout the many murders of the play.
Greed for power has always been evil and even made a saint turn into a demon. As the quote goes “All power tends to corrupt and an absolute power corrupts absolutely” (unquote), which is true not only in the fictitious stories but also in real life and Shakespeare, th9e greatest writer ever known, has always been in habit of making fictitious character come alive and Macbeth is no exception to the rule. The character of Macbeth has two sides, one which is wholesome while other been dubious. He symbolized great ambition but went overboard and in the process not only became corrupt but also became a killer. Macbeth reflects great strength but within he has his own weakness and thus good over took evil resulting in its downfall and finally his own death.
This consisted of killing off innocent people, in his eyes. Not only did he bring himself down with his thoughts, but also had his wife plot with him. She may have encouraged him at times, but it was a group effort, and a ruthless one at that. Macbeth’s lack of thinking before he acted caused me excessive anger.
Lady Macbeth plans to invite king Duncan over for dinner, but really she is convincing Macbeth to murder him. She influences him to kill Duncan because he is the only one standing in the way of Macbeth becoming king. Lady Macbeth plans the killing but convinces Macbeth to do the dirty deed. Lastly, Lady Macbeth is one of the causes of Macbeth’s failure because she repeatedly questions Macbeth’s manhood until she persuades him to make a bad choice. “When you durst do it then you were a man” (1.7.53-58).
In play Macbeth, Shakespeare reveals that an individual’s great desire for power will lead him/her to perform consequential deeds that will scar his/her conscience and change the outcome of his/her life eternally. Macbeth is informed by three witches that he is going to become king and this initiates Macbeth’s thought of becoming powerful. Macbeth doesn’t act on his thoughts until he tells his wife, Lady Macbeth, that he could become king. Lady Macbeth is extremely power hungry and does all she can to convince Macbeth to be just as desirable as her. Together, they come up with a plan to murder King Duncan, so that Macbeth can become king like the witches foretold.
The witches, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and other characters seem to act one way, whether it be good or evil, but their intentions are usually impure and meant to harm others in order to benefit themselves. Macbeth’s guilt is caused by the foul play the witches involve themselves in. If not for their prophecy, Macbeth would have never known of his fate and would have gained the kingship without involving murder, leading to his guilty conscious. The use of Supernatural elements is added to the plot of the play in order to show readers what led to Macbeth’s downfall, and what contributed to his guilt. His guilt arose from the
Macbeth is also a power hungry man who would do just about anything to achieve his goal of becoming King. When Macbeth first hears the prophecies from the three witches he instantly became invested with the journey to become king. Similar to Lady Macbeth, nothing was going to come between him and his potential power, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man. That function is smother'd in surmise, and nothing is but what is not” (1.3.52-55). This quote exemplifies how Macbeth’s initial solution to becoming king was murder.