When the story begins, Macbeth truly is a “peerless kinsman” to the king (1.4.66); however, as the story progresses others refer to him in this way only because they are oblivious to his true desire” (Balwan 3). As Balwan states, Macbeth has as significant change due to the so call “power” of being king. While Macbeth transitions to a new form of character, he isolates himself from Lady Macbeth. As the power increases, Macbeth is determined to kill.
Shakespeare's implies this by having them appear as crucial forces. The witches foreshadow upcoming events that are happening to individuals. The corrupted witches have the abilities higher than human existence. They instruct Macbeth that his prophecy will direct him to the actions he does. Macbeth is easily influenced and pays attention to the weird sisters.
Macbeth’s battlefield heroics were reported to King Duncan as, “But all’s too weak: / For brave Macbeth —well he deserves that name — / Disdaining fortune with his brandished steel, / … And fixed his head upon our battlements.” (1.2.9-23) It appeared that all odds were stacked against Macbeth as he faced the rebel Macdonwald, assisted by a strong Irish army. However, Macbeth proved too strong for the rebel as well as luck.
Once your innocence has been broken, you lose your sense of morality and judgement. For Macbeth, as a war general of Scotland's king Duncan, it is hard to believe that he’s innocent. He may have been a savage warrior on the battlefield, but he definitely wasn’t wasn’t cold enough to murder his own king that rusted him. May I add that this was because Macbeth wanted to be king. After breaking his “innocence,” Macbeth didn’t have much trouble with killing Banquo and Macduff’s entire family.
This “future queen” sees the life she could have flash before her eyes and obviously Macbeth was hesitant because King Duncan was a honest man and Macbeth was a “servant” to him and he was family to Macbeth so he really didn’t want to go through with it. This fueled Lady Macbeth to conjure the death of King Duncan as well as covering it up. Lady Macbeth in Act 1, asked the spirits if they could “unsex” her so that she could ultimately be capable to go through with the killing. She felt like her husband (Macbeth) could not do her dirty work that she could wish that she could do herself.
In fact, Macbeth becomes fascinated by them, "would they had stayed." Banquo serves as his conscience, perhaps representing the period audience who would have also thought the witches to be evil and unnatural, and warns him of the dangers of trusting such supernatural messengers; a warning that goes unheeded. After hearing the prophecy, Macbeth already thinks about, "murder," and becomes preoccupied with thoughts of becoming king showing the powerful hold they have over him with only one meeting, scaring the audience who would have believed in Witches. Macbeth believes the Witches as there first prophecy came true and ignores the fact that they’re evil beings whereas Banquo recognizes them for what they are. He even informs his most beloved, Lady Macbeth, who also shares his ambition.
Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold, thou hast no speculation in those eyes which thou dost glare with.” (3.1.93-6). Meanwhile the guests, oblivious to Banquo’s ghost, take in the scene and wonder at their new king’s hysterics. There is stark contrast between the courageous soldier described at the beginning of the play and the paranoid shell of a man he has become, and seeing Macbeth portrayed this way is a cue for the audience’s
Supernatural elements can be seen in Macbeth through the witches and their unusual powers. The witches appear to be helpful in giving Macbeth his prophecy, but in reality want only to stir up trouble and cause strife throughout the kingdom. Although Macbeth wants the witches to tell him his prophecy, he is also afraid to act on these newly found predictions for fear of the inevitable guilt he will then have to face. Macbeth states that the witches as "Instruments of darkness" in order to explain to readers that even though the witches appear to be helping Macbeth, in reality they are causing more harm than good and creating evil thoughts within the characters minds. Macbeth’s prophecy began his desire for power, which led to his struggle with guilt.
The downfall in the life of Macbeth is all his own fault despite the influence from Lady Macbeth and the three witches. As shown at the start of the play, Macbeth is a courageous warrior who won the battle for Scotland. With the impact of the three witches, Macbeth was fallen into deep, dark thoughts. Macbeth led himself to the downfall of his life. He was the hero, who fought in the war between Scotland and Norwegians and gain victory but eventually turned into a tragic hero.
They may have not had all the power to themselves but they did get a say on who to rule the country's they lived in because of their husbands. Both Macduff's and Hitler's wife's died the same way which was suicide they were witness to their husbands crime and also share holders of the power so the power not only corrupted the people that held it but the people that shared it as well or the people around who witnessed it. Power can destroy anyone who uses it the wrong way its like the saying " what goes around comes right back around ten times harder". Macbeth and Hitler killed and their wife's were just there to witnessed it but did not stand against the husbands.
If something is too old, does that mean it is not relevant anymore? The dreadful play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare in the sixteenth century, has created a lot of controversy towards the issue that it is not relatable to a modern audience anymore. However, the themes, and character traits found in Macbeth are very similar and relatable to a modern society. The play Macbeth, demonstrates humanity, which will never change, attesting to the fact that, the play is still relatable to a twenty-first-century audience.
At the beginning of William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ the protagonist Macbeth is described as ‘brave’, ‘noble’ and ‘honourable’, however Lady Macbeth’s and Macbeths desire for power consumes them. Macbeth’s ambition overrides his conscience and transformed his greatest strength into his greatest weakness. Macbeth’s inability to resist temptations that led him to be greedy for power, Macbeth’s easily manipulative nature which allowed his mind to be swayed, Macbeth having no self control and his excessive pride was what allowed him to renew his previously honourable and celebrated title into one of an evil ‘tyrant’. Macbeth is led by the prophecies of the witches after they foretell he will become the Thane of Cawdor. Not only the witches, but also his wife easily manipulate Macbeth as she attacks his manhood in order to provoke him to act on his desires.
The witches played a colossal role in Macbeth’s downfall and ultimately, his death. Since the first part of the prophecy stated Macbeth as being the new Thane of Cawdor, he believed he could continue to become king as well. In knowing his prediction, Macbeth also realized that since the king was in good health, so he would have to kill the king himself. For the rest of his prophecy to come true he would have to kill the king for himself. “All hail, Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter!”