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.
The Three “Weird” Witches in Macbeth If you were given your fate for the rest of your life how would you react? In the Shakespearean play, Macbeth, the preposterous way that men react when given their fate is portrayed. Macbeth takes place in a medieval Scotland, where the main character, Macbeth, and others are faced with many obstacles after Macbeth receives his destiny from the three witches. Shakespeare allows for several instances in which fate and a man 's will fuse with each other. The three witches, which are also known as the three “weird sisters”, represent Macbeth’s fate and completely control his thoughts and actions that ultimately play a part in his downfall.
Here, Macbeth says that he will have to “oerleap,/For in my way it [Malcolm] it lies” (I, III, 55-57). Macbeth’s ambition is what is causing him to intervene with his prophecy and pursue his goal (rather than leave it to chance). In a way, it is Macbeth’s own “black and deep desires” that make him kill in the first place as the witches never tell him to do so. Furthermore, apart from ambition, it is Macbeth’s own weak will and moral system that causes him to do the actions that result in his downfall. Macbeth’s weak will is undeniable and is illustrated before killing Duncan.
After the victory of Banquo and Macbeth against the king 's traitor Macdonwald the witches presence contract the vibe of manipulation seeking Macbeth as its next victim. As they encounter with Macbeth and Banquo, they start-off questioning the trio of leery ladies. "look not like the inhabitants of the earth, / And yet are on it"; they seem to understand him, and yet he cannot be sure; they "should be women," and yet they are bearded. One by one the witches told Macbeth his upcoming abundance of power leaving him immensely petrified. As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration.
An Analysis of Macbeth Hamartia is a tragic hero’s flaw that will eventually lead to his demise. In the play, Macbeth, Macbeth’s Hamartia is evidently his ambition. “The eye wink at the hand! yet let that be, Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.”(1.4.59-60) evinces Macbeth’s dangerous ambition because he wishes to kill Duncan to become King of Scotland, yet Duncan made him a Thane, and also gave him words of praise. When Macbeth kills Duncan, it also begins his moral descent into darkness, as he is willing to do anything in order to continue being the ruler of Scotland “Now if you have a station in the file, Not in the worst rank of manhood, say it, And I will put that business in your bosoms Whose execution takes your enemy off.”
The vile witches manage to cultivate the subconscious desire to be king in Macbeth. Then, when Macbeth seeks the witches, they further equivocate, orchestrating his downfall by misleading him. The author also depicts Malcolm using equivocation to deceive MacDuff into revealing his true personality, helping him develop a valuable alliance to defeat Macbeth. From these instances of deception in Macbeth, Shakespeare shows equivocation as a weapon. Equivocation is a weapon that grants significant power over a situation to its caster by enabling them to reveal the true intentions of the victim and manipulate their action with the results depending on the intent of the equivocator.
As Act 3 commences, Banquo and Macbeth discuss the accuracy of the witches’ predictions, but Banquo proceeds to show suspicion of Macbeth. Macbeth expresses his fear of losing his crown shortly after through the use of metaphorical language. He begins by stating that “Our fears in Banquo/Stick deep” (50-51), portraying the idea that Macbeth has little trust in Banquo and believes that his crown is in jeopardy because of him. His feelings of mistrust develop as he states that the “dauntless temper of Banquo’s [his] mind” (54) has prevented Macbeth from having faith in him. In addition to Banquo’s courageous spirit, his sons lie in wait for the thrown, resulting in rage and panic overcoming Macbeth.
Reasons why fate is a factor to the play and how shakespeare uses fate as a strategy to create s havoc and dreadful story for the reader, is by having the three witches tell macbeth his suppose fate. This is important because if Macbeth doesn’t know he is to be “ Thane of Glamis!... Thane of Cawdor!” (I, iii, 355 ) like the witches say then Macbeth wouldn’t even dare to harm the king without reasons. But analysing the quote he is fated to be the next king which Macbeth believe his fate and at the same time struggle to even through away his loyalty to Duncan so he can be the next ruler. Another example of fate being seen in the play is when Macbeth made a decision to kill Banquo, which to Macbeth is a loyal friend who he have trusted for a long time.
Several scenes in the play delimit the tragic undertone in the play. The emergence of the witches, the series of assassinations, the scene of war and the tragic end of the heroes and heroines emphasise the tragic nature of the play. The reader confronts several mind-boggling scenes that are breath-taking and induce tears all through the play as the indiscretion of the protagonist, Macbeth typifies. Michael Meyer (1987) reveals the characteristics of the tragic scripts and situates them within the activities of some distinguished individuals in the society who degenerate from the height of renown to the lowest ebb as a result of some flaws that are associated with
In this scene Macbeth and Banquo encounter the 3 mischievous witches, who tell them their future. In Macbeth 's future he will be King, and in Banquo 's future he will not be King, but his children shall be king. Banquo does not take what the witches say at face value and suspects that there is another unforseen move that the witches are planning. But when Macbeth hears this prophecy he believes it and begins to question why he will be king? What events lead to him becoming king?