At first, he second guessed the bloody murder of his king. However, his wife, Lady Macbeth, talked him into this by calling him a coward and asking if he was a man. To prove to her that he was a strong individual, he followed through with the act of killing King Duncan. This confirms that the pressure of others persuaded Macbeth’s actions. Macbeth wanted the blame to be placed on someone other than himself so the people showed loyalty to him as the new king.
Following the format of a tragic hero, Macbeth suffers from a tragic flaw. He has multiple flaws in character, the most prominent being his vaulting ambition and his impressionability. After the witches told Macbeth about his bright future of nobility in Scotland, his honorable nature seemed to fade, and was soon replaced by a “by any means necessary” attitude. His lust for power, along with persuasive words from Lady Macbeth, led to him murdering King Duncan in his sleep. Macbeth was crowned King of Scotland, which led to extreme paranoia, fearing anyone with a noble bloodline as a threat to his power.
Here Macbeth is considering whether life is meaningful. Macbeth’s character changes greatly throughout the play, from a respected thane to a king who people want dead. Macbeth gives in to his ‘vaulting ambition’ and, encouraged by the witches and Lady Macbeth, he murders King Duncan for the power. The guilt from this greatly affects him, he thinks he should carry on this path as he is almost at the
Macbeth growing fear of losing power took over him and he sent murderers to kill Banquo and his son. Yet there was still hope that Macbeth would learn to turn back from these ways, as he had still felt guilt after Banquo’s murder, but he did not. He had only become worse as he became entirely corrupt. Spilling blood, and turning against those who had once praised him. It had gone to the point where his own army only followed him as it was their duty and not because they truly respected and honored
They also have somewhat similar motivation when it comes to the the decision and need to kill the current king from each story. Hamlet’s motivation is the fact that he was questioning about his father’s death as well as his mom’s strange reaction since she had already moved on to a new marriage with Hamlet’s uncle. Oedipus’ is more complicated because he
Since the witches prophesies has come true for Macbeth, he feels that he has to kill Banquo and his kids so that they do not become kings. Due to this, Macbeth sends people to kill Banquo but his son, Fleance who flees away and this shows that there can be no escape from what the witches had said. After the death of Banquo, Macbeth is not same anymore. Macbeth's significant serenity is currently devastated be that as it may, and coerce ridden
Even though Macbeth murdered the king, her wasn’t certain that he wanted to commit the crime. He became very guilty after he murdered Duncan, making Lady Macbeth more guilty as well. Macbeth states, “Listening their fear, I could not say ‘Amen,’ when they did say ‘God bless us!’ (Shakespeare 168). After murdering Duncan Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that he could not say amen. He committed a crime so he feels that he is no longer under the protection of God.
In the play Macbeth, Macbeth is a perfect version of an Aristotelian tragic hero due to his change in nobility, ignorance, and poor judgement. Macbeth fits the definition of an Aristotelian tragic hero by his nobility turning into excessive pride due to his felonious actions, but after his fall from grace he becomes conscious of his lost virtue and he begins to regain his
He was so ambitious and power hunger that he was willing to murder his best friend and war partner due to an off chance Macbeth made up in his head. Macbeth’s knowledge of the importance of a bloodline drove him to do even more unspeakable things and go even more insane. “They hailed him father to a line of kings./ Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown/ And put a barren scepter in my grip,/ Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand,/ No son of mine succeeding./” (Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1) Macbeth allowed his mind to make up crazy scenarios and become paranoid, power hunger, and dangerously ambitious. His situations and scenarios combined with importances emphasized by his culture caused his tragic flaw to show and cause his
In the story of Macbeth, the protagonist is seen to have all the characteristics of a tragic hero. Unlike Lady Macbeth, Macbeth is a prime example of a tragic hero, not only because he is the main character of a tragedy, but because he was at first a noble and great character, who soon turned out to be average, his downfall was caused by his own flaws (mainly due to his excessive pride), and he gathered some sympathy from the audience. Firstly, a characteristic of a tragic hero is someone of high status, who is not perfect so that