It is vital that the audience is aware of Macbeth’s strengths early in the play, because it evolves Macbeth as a tragic hero when the audience witness Macbeth’s downfall, instigated by the witches and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth is seen as intelligent and kindhearted by Lady Macbeth who illuminates Macbeth’s personality" too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness/Thou wouldst be great (1.v.15-19)”. Shakespeare’s Macbeth experiences immense feelings of guilt for his role in the murder of King Duncan, which derived from The Chronicles. Holinshed describes King Kenneth who experiences a guilt ridden conscience, once the slaughtering of his nephew takes
This is shown in the play, when Macbeth faces his consequences, like guilt. Shakespeare uses anaphora to show the audience that what Macbeth is saying relates to something important. Macbeth always had this fear of Banquo, because Banquo has his suspicions of Macbeth and hopes the prophecy about his son will come true. Macbeth is afraid of Banquo because of the witches’ promise that Banquo’s sons will be king so he then said, “To be thus is nothing. But to be safely thus.
Macbeth feels threatened by Fleance after the witches told Banquo his prophecy, which was that he will have a line of kings. “Fleance, his son, that keeps him company, / Whose absence is no less material to me / Than is his father’s, must embrace the fate / Of that dark hour” (3.2.134-138). Macbeth wants to kill Fleance as he is a threat to Macbeth’s title. This relates to the theme because Macbeth decides to take action in order for the prophecy to be proven wrong, so he sends the murders out to kill Banquo and Fleance. Macbeth’s disillusionment is present as he gets caught up in the prophecy and does anything just to alter it.
Macbeth fears that he will lose his power and Banquo will take the throne. Him and Banquo were close friends who fought in battle together. Although Macbeth killed Duncan, Banquo was very suspicious of they way Macbeth started acting.In act I, Scene III, line 72, the first witch says“ lesser than Macbeth, and greater.” Banquo was with Macbeth when the witches were talking. They both know that Banquo will not be king, but his future generation will, so Macbeth is comfortable about his kingship .Now in a different act Macbeth is now king and he’s scared that the witches Prophesy will come true. He later hires “ killers ” to kill Banquo and his son, who could possibly inherit the throne.
Banquo’s suspicion evidently leads to his death as Macbeth has him murdered before the banquet. He is also killed for the reason that the prophecy of the witches made it clear that Banquo’s children would be future kings. “But that myself should be the root and father of many kings”(act 3, scene 1, pg 1). Many suspect the king Macbeth but do not dare open their mouths out of fear that them to would be killed. The power the witches predicted Macbeth would have came true and as fate would have it Macbeth’s power grew and so did his influence across the nation so much so that England had started to keep an eye on him and this would lead to his eventual
In the following catharsis, Macbeth releases those emotion, “And be these juggling fiends no more believed,/that palter with us in a double sense,/that keep the word of promise to our ear,/and break it to our hope” (5,8,23-26). The last part of this characters downfall, is when he is killed by Macduff. Shakespeare wrote this part beautifully because it evokes a feeling of sadness and sympathy for Macbeth. This scene indicates that Macbeth is a tragic hero because, Macbeth thought that he would be safe, according to the witches, but when he uncovers Macduff is the only human able to end him, he immediately gives up all hope and confidence, and dies. To wrap this up, Macbeth’s downfall, proves to show how he is a tragic hero because from when he kills Macduff’s family, to
He still would’ve been a noble solider of king Duncan and living his life happily. But yet they interfered revealing his future then he went on and tackled fate head first which was a huge a mistake. The obtain knowledge changed Macbeth and for the worse. He started to slowly go insane murdering innocents because they have interfered with his destiny. Wasn’t cautious about some of the prophecies the witches said because they didn’t sound realistic huge mistake which cause his death.
Hamlet then asked this question to Laertes because he is mad about Laertes’mourning. Another difference can be seen when Claudius’s reason for killing King Hamlet was so he could take his rightful place on the throne, while Hamlet kills Claudius due to his father's ghosts telling him to do so at the beginning of the play. Where Hamlet and Fortinbras differ is that Hamlet was concerned with his position of the throne and defending his father's glory. Whereas the Fortinbras is concerned with conquering and ruling Denmark. This redeems Hamlet’s character by highlighting his
Here, Macbeth is seen giving into Lady Macbeth’s persistency in murdering King Duncan. By declaring that he will “do all that may become a man,” Macbeth is also deciding to entrust himself and go down the path of free will. Given that Macbeth is showing hesitancy towards going through with the plan, readers can consequently see that his ambition has risen, yet not to extreme heights. As the play progresses, Macbeth reverts back to accepting the fate of the Three Witches. He visits them once more and demands that they predict his future, and the Weird Sisters prophesize: “laugh to scorn the power of a man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” (IV.i.79-81), to which he responds with, “I’ll make assurance double sure and take a bond of fate” (IV.i.83-84).
They are the ones that put the little encouragement that Macbeth need along with the help of Lady Macbeth. Though, the three witches didn’t tell Macbeth that he had to keep killing in order to stay king, or in order that he had to stay alive. They didn’t say that, he had to kill his best friend, but Macbeth felt the need too. If the witches, had just left out the part about baring sons, and who son's would be king. Banquo would still be alive.