Macduff and Malcolm go to war against Macbeth eager for revenge. Macduff, vengeful for his family’s death cuts off Macbeths head, and Malcom takes his rightful place as king. Macbeth’s Ambition and Greed resulted in his downfall. Constantly wanting more, Macbeth allowed his blind ambition to dictate what actions he took to obtain being king and staying king. Ambition and Greed is clearly outlined in the tragedy “Macbeth” from Duncan, Banquo, and
“The spring, the head, the fountain of your blood is stopped; the very source of it is stopped” (2.3.77-78). Macbeth murders the guards to prevent them from professing their innocence, affirming their intention to avenge the king in a fit of rage for his misdeeds. Duncan 's children; Malcolm and Donalbain, flee to England and Ireland, respectively, for fear that the killer of Duncan wishes the death of both also. Macbeth has killed Duncan who is his cousin. “Where we are, there’s daggers in men’s smiles.
The witches predict and suggest, but they do not control Macbeth; it is Macbeth himself who chooses, through his own freewill to kill the current king (Duncan) in order to ascertain the fulfillment of this prophecy. This temptation for the crown fuels Macbeth’s ambition and thrusts him into unnecessary action, which ultimately leads to his downfall. Similarly, in The Crucible temptation is also present. It is a major belief of the Puritans that once a sin is committed it cannot be washed away. John Proctor is a character that is portrayed as an honest and good man, but he falls into temptation and sins.
In Macbeth one of the witches says, ¨All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter” (Shakespeare 51). Macbeth is given a prophecy that he will become king. It is his destiny that he can not change. Shakespeare also believes that people can control how they get to their destiny. Macbeth says, ¨I am settled, and bend up each corporal agent to this terrible feat¨ (Shakespeare 88-89).
The king has been killed and a new king, Macbeth, is to be named. Macduff Watson 3 states “He’s already nam’d, and gone to scone,” (2.4.32) to Ross. All three prophesies have come true, showing that the witches prophesies are representing Macbeth’s fate. The Witches prophesies are true statements of Macbeth’s fate. Macbeth’s fate has been decided, by the Witches, as they know who he is and who he will become in the future.
If a man told a lie, he will make more lies to make the situation looks true. Once a lie begins, it will never cease. That is, one lie leads to another. Macbeth and Scar probably are such, they murder their king to get the property of the country, but also have to kill more people to maintain this position. Macbeth killed Banquo, Macduff's son and wife, he tries to hide his evil plan under people's eyes.
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. There also appears no evidence in the text, that the witches would force Macbeth or foretell him how to reach his destiny and become a king by murder, therefore we start to perceive Macbeth’s
This leads Macbeth to hire henchmen in order to take out Banquo and his son in order to keep his power above all. Another murder that Macbeth has done to prevent an uprising against him was when he killed Macduff’s family, he killed his family in order to prevent a revolt on him “Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! beware Macduff, Beware the Thane of fire.
Therefore, Macbeth is a greedy traitor who lies and kills in order to rule the land. Macbeth and Banquo, two generals of the king, have different attitudes for the king; Banquo supports the king and impresses him, while Macbeth murders the king to take his position. The expedition of my violent love outrun the pauser reason. Here lay Duncan, his silver skin laced with his golden blood, and his gashed stabs look'd like a breach in nature for ruin’s wasteful entrance; there the murderers, steeped in the colors of their trade, their daggers unmannerly breached with gore.
Then next chain of events he sends thugs to kill his best friend Banquo and He also ends up to kill Macduff’s whole family his kids and family. Just so, that he does not end up ruining Macbeth’s chances of being king. You start to see that Macbeth is starting to let power get to his head, it shifts his character drastically, and now you see him as ruthless and bloodthirsty. The play states that,” The castle of Macduff I will surprise, Seize upon Fife, give to the edge of the sword. His wife, His Babes, and all unfortunate souls” (150-152) (406).