First is the prophecy that the three witches proclaim to him and Banquo in the forest. This occasion is what starts the entire debate of possessing power or not through violence. Next is Lady Macbeth for the reason that she is thinking of the benefits being the queen will have. Lastly, Macbeth’s own ambition of gaining power and seeking the love he does not wish to be lost from his wife compels him to accomplish the cowardly act of murdering King Duncan while he is asleep. So far, Shakespeare wanted the audience to not necessarily villainize Macbeth, but see him in a bad
Macbeth’s consumption of evil is analyzed through Fred Alford’s theory of where there is evil it will spread. Macbeth quickly plagues Lady Macbeth with dark thoughts of killing King Duncan to succeed in power. All ambition is lost in both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth when greed blinds the two. The two began to form new dark ways of plotting murders in which they benefit
/ Leave all the rest to me”, and urges her husband to kill him, Macbeth is unable to resist (1.6.71-73). As well, the conspicuous lack of involvement by Lady Macbeth in the evil acts Macbeth commits later in the play dispels any attempts to lay the blame on her. In the murders of Banquo and of Macduff’s family, she is not involved at all. Macbeth commits these acts alone, compelled by his own insecurity. Again, like the witches, while she may manipulate Macbeth, it is he who carries out the act.
Although Macbeth has done some really bad deeds, he cannot be called a bad person out and out who goes on to achieve his ambitions without any consideration. He’s also a victim of the realization that there is no meaning as such in this world. This instability snatches his power to think and he gives in to his wife’s provoking speeches without providing any counter arguments to her. If he had any of his individuality left, he certainly must have had given some thought to her speeches but the lack of it shows his confusion. As soon as he joins the opposites foul and fair, he’s encountered by the weird (which is undefined because in the world of Macbeth nothing is normal).
In the Story of Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, there are many different characters who could play the role of Macbeth’s corruption. There is three possibilities of his failure, Macbeth himself, the witches, or Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth tricked Macbeth into doing the wrong actions, such as killing Duncan and making it seem like it was the right thing to do. Macbeth hurt himself by listening to what others tell him, and being conned into making the wrong decision to becoming a king. Part of that is the witches fault, they made him hallucinate and believe things that he never would have if the witches weren't involved.
What causes a person to look away from the consequences before committing any action? Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, examines a character who struggles due to his actions which results in pain for him. The audience starts to feel sympathy for Macbeth, even with the evil actions that Macbeth carries throughout the play. These evil actions occur due to the witches heavily influencing Macbeth to become the king and due to Lady Macbeth’s impact oh his decisions. To begin, the witches start to interest Macbeth into becoming the king which causes him to do evil actions.
William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, the main character; Macbeth, is seen as an evil character. The play is based off of Macbeth’s decisions and his actions to become King. In the beginning Macbeth starts out as a hero in Scotland’s war with Ireland and towards the end he is transformed into a murderer. Macbeth is not wholly evil because of is heroism in the war, his love for Scotland, and because he didn’t want to kill King Duncan initially. Macbeth was brain washed by his wife and tricked into killing the King.
She emasculates Macbeth and challenges his bravery, which to him is the essence of a being a man, "coward." Compelling her husband by giving him an ultimatium, be a coward or kill the king. Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. God 's divine order is disturbed as Macbeth challenges God by killing the God appointed King and assuming the role for himself in his quest for power. Later on in the play, Macbeth asserts his right over Lady Macbeth, flipping their dynamic, and distances himself from her,"be innocent of the knowlded dearest chuck."
Although Lady Macbeth seemed evil and harsh at the beginning of the play, she gets taken over by her guilt in the end. In the beginning, she was praying to spirits to give her evilness and to take away what makes her a woman. “Come, you spirits that serve the thoughts of mortals: rid me of the natural tenderness of my sex and fill me from head to toe with direst cruelty!” (I,v, 39-42) Lady Macbeth was asking the spirits to fill her with evilness and get rid of her woman like qualities. If she had the qualities of an evil person, then she would not have to ask the spirits to help her gain evilness. Towards the end of the play, she began to sleep walk throughout the night, and had hallucinations of blood on her hands from the murder.
Is often laudable, to do good sometime Accounted dangerous folly.” Which supports the play theme of Fair foul and foul is fair. Furthermore, once Macbeth becomes kings, he starts to get paranoid and by doing order murders for his best friend Banquo and the household of Macduff. Plunging him deeper and deeper into the darkness of his soul. It is through light that good strives and dark that evil lurks. Man will always be faced between these two choices, and with that how it will play into their goals and aspirations.