Therefore, it becomes necessary for Macbeth to get Banquo killed. Macbeth is sympathetic towards others in the beginnings. However, the lust for the throne overshadows Macbeth’s kindness and Macbeth turns into an evil king. On the other hand, Lady Macbeth is able to wash away King Duncan 's “blood clean” from her hands. However, Lady Macbeth begins to experience guilt after the murder.
Whereas the actual murderer commonly retains the characteristics needed to commit murder in cold blood, in Macbeth, that idea is twisted. Macbeth physically murders King Duncan, but maintains misgivings over doing so, while Lady Macbeth orchestrates the murder plot, yet maintains only determination to continue. She sheds the mantle of the stereotypically submissive and innocent wife whose role is restricted to mainly observing her husband’s exploits, and takes on the role of a controlling and ruthless mastermind in arranging an elaborate plot to dethrone Duncan and install Macbeth as king. Ultimately, she is to blame for the murder because, while Macbeth does physically murder the king, it is she who orchestrates the murder and influences Macbeth to follow through with it. Lady Macbeth’s role as the mastermind behind King Duncan’s murder cements her responsibility for his death.
Once Macbeth completed his mission, he went back to Lady Macbeth with the bloody daggers and proudly stated, “I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?” Lady Macbeth became enraged when she saw he had the daggers and told him he needed to bring them back to the crime scene. Macbeth also says how he heard someone scream, “murder!” (2:2 25-26). This is a sign of Macbeth’s dirty conscious. Although Macbeth’s conscious is in this state, it becomes overridden by his ambition for power.
In the begging, three witches told Macbeth that he will become king eventually. By the reason of the witches’ foreshadow, Macbeth murdered King Duncan in order for him to become a king himself. After the action of murder of Duncan, he said “will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?”(2.2.60). Through the line, Macbeth expressed how traumatized he was with the guilt. Since Duncan was he’s guest, cousin and the king, it was hard for him to digest the fact that he killed all
Macbeth, Crime and Punishment Macbeth, a warrior, earns the title of Thane of Cawdor early in the play. His wife, Lady Macbeth, wants him to become king like the witches prophesied. They make a plan to kill Duncan while Macbeth starts to kill other people. All this murder begins to weigh heavily on the Macbeth’s and they start going crazy with guilt. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, guilt can punish people even if they are not caught, which is illustrated with the downfall of the Macbeths.
Once Ross brings him the news of his family’s death, he immediately and wrongly blames himself for their fate, “... Sinful Macduff,/They were all struck for thee! naught that I am,/Not for their own demerits, but for mine... (IV.iii.262-264). Additionally, the way that Macbeth speaks of Macduff when he is planning his family’s murder shows even more how undeserving Macduff is of this cruel and brutal sacrifice, “The castle of Macduff I will surprise:/Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword/His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls... (IV.i.165-167). Although both Macbeth and Macduff used their guilt as motivators to achieve their goals, Macduff was the only one who used it to do something right, which was to help his country. Lady Macbeth was feeble and let her guilt drive her to the point of insanity and suicide, unlike her husband, who was determined to die fighting.
Macbeth slowly becomes a new shade of evil with every action he makes as he sends murderers to murder his good friend Banquo. ¨I will advise you where to plant yourselves, acquaint you with the perfect spy o´th´time, the moment on´t; for´t must be done tonight, and something from the palace; always thought that I require a clearness.” (3.1.129-133) Macbeth gives ill advice to the murderers to kill Banquo because of his so-said ¨wrong doings¨. He continues to go onto the point where he states it was not his fault since he was no the one to physically murder is old friend. He later sees Banquo´s ghost as the reader realizes his actions will catch up to Macbeth soon. Lady Macbeth however fled with guilt, feels the need to act normal in all senses.
He even had hallucination of the Dragger. Lady Macbeth was behind him for all those crimes. Macbeth easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitions to the throne, and once he commits his first crime and is crowned king of Scotland, he had to kill other people to keep his secret safe and to secure his throne and the moment of awful guilt when Banquo’s ghost appears and also his lady’s death seems to give away the misery. These reflect the tragic tension to Macbeth. Macbeth cannot maintain his power because his increasingly brutal actions make him hated as a
Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead/Are but as pictures. 'Tis the eye of childhood/that fears a painted devil. If he do bleed, I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal, For it must seem their guilt.” (2.2.52-57). As a result of unrestrained ambition Lady Macbeth has gone senseless, she is blaming the murder of King Duncan on the innocent servants.
Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth has numerous murders. During the play, Macbeth had been pressured from people who he socialized with to kill others. Being held accountable for these murders, Macbeth has been misled to kill other characters he once socialize with. In the play, Macbeth should be considered innocent for the actions he has done. There are multiple reasons to encounter with the blame for his actions for example: Lady Macbeth, she has questioned his manliness if he didn’t kill King Duncan and she manipulated him in so many ways, The three witches, the predictions they told Macbeth made him start having thoughts of killing the king and taking over the throne, and lastly, he starts to struggle with his mindset because he starts to question his loyalty towards King Duncan.
Lady Macbeth accuses her husband saying “Art thou afeard/ To be the same in thine own act and valour… And live a coward in thine own esteem” (1.7.40-41, 46) at which Macbeth takes great insult. To prove to Lady Macbeth wrong, Macbeth finally agrees on the murder of Duncan. Macbeth wants to prove to Lady Macbeth that he has the courage to kill Duncan and he is very manly and will not stop until Duncan is dead. Once he kills Duncan Macbeth begins to change mentally and emotionally. Macbeth’s hallucinations are the product of fear and guilt.
He went from being a great soldier in defense of Duncan to a selfish murder. Here is where the first main force of violent kicks in, the witches and his wife feed him with poison and is driven by ambition and a change in personality. The witches and Lady Macbeth use mental violence to try to get into Macbeth’s head. In Lady Macbeth’s side she makes her husband feel as if he is not a
Juliet was at fault for her and Romeo’s death because she stabbed herself. Due to Juliet’s “untimely death,” Romeo poisoned himself, thinking that she was dead. When Juliet woke up and found Romeo dead, she took Romeo’s dagger and stabbed herself.”This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die”(V.III.170). These were Juliet’s last words before she stabbed herself with the dagger of the man she had driven to poisoning himself. While Friar Lawrence was explaining what happened he said “But, as it seems, did violence on herself”(V.III.264).
This tactic works for her as she get Macbeth to go through with the killing of King Duncan. There are times where Macbeth is very hesitant in killing the king and but she uses her emasculating tactics to make him feel that he has to go through with the murder to feel more masculine and prove himself of his manhood . One example of how she uses this tactic is by questioning his manhood. Although cruel, this tactic works and makes her husband murder King Duncan. One example in the play where she uses this tactic is when she says that she wish she were a man so she can do it herself.
Frantic, he orders a group of murderers to kill Macduff’s family. Consequently, when the time comes for Macbeth to encounter Macduff on the battlefield, he exhibits a moment of hesitation before proceeding to the duel. Feeling remorse for having Macduff’s entire family violently killed, Macbeth admits that he has a guilty conscience that he does not want to kill Macduff as well. “Of all men else I have avoided thee: / But get thee back; my soul is too much charged / With blood of thine already,” (Shakespeare 5. VIII.