The first apparition, in act IV,scene I, line 81, the witches all said “ Beware Macduff, Beware ThaneOf Fife.” Macbeth could not take it anymore, he told them to dismiss him. Macbeth did not want to fight Macduff because he was afraid of him and Macbeth knew that only a man not born of woman could kill him, in that was exactly what Macduff was. The last apparition shows the line of Kings and they are Banquo’s family who’s going to be in line for king, then the witches vanish. Macbeth later kills Macduff family because he see him as a threat and he does not want any of the witches words to come true.
These ambitions are best if avoided because you can really hurt yourself or harm others. For example, Macbeth was a loyal soldier to his king Duncan but he later turned on him and killed him in his sleep so he could become king. He committed these acts because of the prophecies he was told by from three witches. He was also trying to please his wife who lead him into thinking murdering the king would greatly benefit them.
Macbeth is thinking about the implications of assassinating the King and potential consequences of such an act. Lady Macbeth planted the idea into Macbeth in order for Macbeth to ponder such things implied in the idea of assassination of the King. In the beginning of Macbeth’s soliloquy, Macbeth turns over the idea of punishment for such an act in his mind and brings up the point of having punishment in “the life to come.” (Shakespeare 288) even if he gets away with the act on Earth.
Without these events, the entire play would lose its meaning. If Lady Macbeth had not made him kill King Duncan, there wouldn’t be a play. However, this did not happen, and this caused Macbeth to be thrown onto the path of self destruction which was intensified by his blind ambition for more power over others, he wants to be in control over as many people as possible. This overconfidence caused by his fatal flaw led to his demise. The power blinded him, and only continued to poison him as the play progressed.
Once, Duncan is murdered the only way Macbeth sees to keep the murder a secret is to keep murdering. The climax of the play is when Macbeth see Banquo's ghost. When the ghost appears it seem that things begin to change for Macbeth. The denouement of the play is when Macbeth realizes that he can't trust the witched. He goes out fighting, but in the end he is killed by the Macduff.
After Macbeth murders King Duncan, he becomes worried that his friend Banquo might try to overthrow him, for the witches that predicted that Macbeth was going to be king also “hailed [Banquo] father to a line of kings” (Shakespeare 69). In order to stop this, Macbeth orders three murders to murder Banquo as he is horseback riding with his son, Fleance. Similarly, Iago has been plotting the downfalls of all the characters in Othello. One example of this is at the end when Iago wants to get rid of Roderigo because “[h]e call[ed] [him] to a restitution large [o]f gold and jewels;” Iago accomplishes this by tricking Roderigo into fighting Cassio (Shakespeare 223). When Roderigo was injured in the fight, Iago murders him.
Free Will over Fate in Macbeth This theory is obvious in a scene, where Macbeth is consciously deciding to kill king Duncan. In Act 1, Scene 3 he states: - “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” (Macbeth 1.3.138-141). We observe his conscious unstable thought processes about contemplating and planning the murder of Duncan emerging shortly after hearing the prophecy, and before Lady Macbeth could hear the message and influence his decision.
On many occasions she rules her husband and dictates his actions. Although near the end of the play Lady Macbeth’s personality and strength begins to deteriorate. Later committing suicide after having many detailed memories and thoughts from the murder. Shakespeare not only shows how guilt can change a person’s personality but he also portrays untraditional gender roles.
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.
Hail to thee, he is the Thane of Cawdor!/All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (Shakespeare I.3. 49-50). When he presents this new information to Lady Macbeth, she insists that he murder King Duncan to take his throne. His declivity begins when he and his wife are plotting to kill Duncan, the King of Scotland.
The next major thing Macbeth does is hire those same three murderers to kill Macduff, because the witches said that Macduff is someone Macbeth should be afraid of. So when the Murderers go to kill Macduff they find him not at his house and then decide to kill his wife and kids. This is where the story goes bad for Macbeth and it is his end.
When Macbeth is told by the first vision that he needs to beware of Macduff, his fears are confirmed that Macduff is a threat. When Macbeth is told this, he decides to kill Macduff’s family (Mac IV.i.71-74). Just like the witches, the apparition does not force Macbeth to act upon what he has been told, but still steers Macbeth towards violent
Macbeth is afraid of all the deaths he is responsible for and loosing the throne. He has now murdered King Duncan, the servants, and Banquo in order to become and stay King. He is so parnoid about someone stealing the throne, he has murderers kill his best friend. Macbeth 's guilt and worries are eating him up. All he is thinking about is whom he should kill next.
When she hears that Macbeth is contemplating the murder and deciding whether to follow through with it or not, she attacks him verbally. She questions his manhood when she says, “What beast was’t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man” (I.vii.). Lady Macbeth is explaining how Macbeth’s masculinity is in question because he is wavering in his decision to follow through with the plan of killing Duncan. Macbeth is offended when she humiliates him.
It is true that Lady Macbeth and the three witches were partially responsible for his downfall; however, Macbeth’s selfish desires are what cloud his thoughts in the first place. Macbeth’s life and destiny is really in his own hands. Though fate plays a significant part in the play shown from the witches prediction on Macbeth 's rise to Thane of Cawdor, it is his own wicked thoughts with the influence of Lady Macbeth that leads him to kill the king, and that decision is what ultimately lead to his downfall. Although the witches mention to Macbeth that it is his fate to take the throne, Macbeth is the one to make it occur. Thus, his fate was in his own hands, just like it is in everyone else’s as