This excitement in Macbeth leads him to have an interest in becoming the king which is why he wants to hear more from the witches. In addition, Lady Macbeth carries on to pressure Macbeth which causes him to be responsible for an immoral action that he allows to happen. In Macbeth’s castle, Lady Macbeth trys to convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan, and believes that Macbeth is being weak when he disagrees. Lady Macbeth says, “Like the poor cat ‘i’ the adage?” (1.7 45). After Macbeth’s response, Lady Macbeth says, “When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more then you what you were, you would Be so much more the man” (1.7 49-51).
In the entirety of the play Macbeth gains power by murdering his enemies and those who suspect him. This also ties into his downfall, if you hear the witches prophecies clearly you might be able to tell that they also predict that happening. Yet Macbeth blinded by power has overlooked this and is only looking to gain more strength and build on what he has already. “Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised, and I fear Thou played’st most foully for ’t.”(act 3, scene 1, pg 1). Banquo’s suspicion evidently leads to his death as Macbeth has him murdered before the banquet.
Macbeth Reading and Discussion Questions (Required) Act 1, Scene 1 (1.1) What is the effect of beginning the play with the witches? Beginning the play with witches provides the play with an air of suspense and it may be inferred that evil could be a major theme within the play. Who are the witches going to meet, and when? Macbeth, after the battle Act 1, Scene 2 (1.2) What do we learn about and from the "bloody Captain" (1.2.1-48)? That Macdonwald was an opposing villain and was battling against Macbeth with the assistance of his men from ireland and lady Luck however they weren't powerful enough.
Superstition is “a belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck,” or “a belief that certain events of things will bring good or bad luck.” (Merriam-Webster’s Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary) Macbeth by William Shakespeare is one of the book which describes superstitions and supernatural powers well. In Macbeth, Macbeth gets a prophecy, which he will be a king, from three witches, kills the King of Scotland and becomes a king. Even though he feels guilt, he tries to maintain the crown. At the end, the prince of Scotland and the nobles invade against Macbeth, and Macduff kills him. Supernatural forces in Macbeth, such as the three witches and their prophecies, cause Macbeth to murder the king, Duncan, and to embark on a path that ultimately leads to further tragedy.
The scene directions that were taken at the end of 5.9. allowed for a more purposeful and impactful end to Macbeth. In Act V, the Witches’ prophecy focused on Macbeth and showered praise while also remarking fate. What the addition of 5.9. did was add a scene where the Witches speak of another prophecy and illustrates the utter hatred that Malcolm has for these Witches. Malcolm attempts to kill these Witches in outrage of what the Witches have done. The Witches speak of a prophecy that is fulfilled through the actions of Macbeth.
The author, Arthur Miller, wrote “The Crucible” that tells us the hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials. The society in Salem in 1692 was full of McCarthyism and fear because they thought their other citizens are doing witchcraft. Miller tells us that ignorance and fear combined can destroy a town’s social well-being. On the play, “The Crucible”, the citizens of Salem’s reacted with fear when they hear that someone has a sign of being a witch. For example, when someone coughs, society thought he/she’s a witch.
He becomes the thane of Coward, as predicted by the three witches. Since Macbeth has got his prophecies of getting all the power, which that lead him a striving man. The three witches (the weird sisters) had gave him the prophecies which turned Macbeth into a single- minded and ruthless man. An encounter with the three witches’ changes everything to Macbeth, Macbeth premonition said “shalt be king hereafter,” (Shakespeare 1.4 22-24) Which triggers ambition and murderous consequences. Which saying everything will come
However it was the witches’ prophecies that fuelled Macbeth’s ambition and led him to kill Duncan not because they were evil. Shakespeare allows us to witness the corruption of both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth through a range of linguistic and dramatic devices. Nearer the end of the play Macbeth demonstrates that he has no conscience however lady
THIRD WITCH All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter! (i.iii.51-53) Macbeth the once brave and kind thane evolved after his motives of gaining power clouded his judgment. Once Macbeth the antagonist commits an act of evil, in this case killing King Duncan for to fulfill the witches prophecy to become king. Leads to various incidents including deceit and hypocrisy. This showcases that unnatural deeds leads to unnatural events, which is a pivoting moment for Macbeth as it is unnatural for him to be king.