At the start of the story she instigates Macbeth to murder Duncan and washes away his blood without a shred of remorse, whereas Macbeth is mortified by his actions. This changes however the second time Lady Macbeth encounters blood with her shocked reaction to Macbeth killing Duncan's guards. Where Lady Macbeth initially stood unfazed, she now faints at the sight of the cruel acts that Macbeth has committed. This only worsens as the play progresses to the point where she hallucinates blood spots on her hands, representing the guilt she now cannot escape
In this case, the good would be Macbeth’s thoughts towards the murder of King Duncan, before when he thought as a loyal soldier would. The evil won and he became ambitious and oblivious to his actions just to end up dead, killed by Macduff as revenge for his family. The blood on every page of the play shows the guilt of Macbeth and how it drove him to the end, just for his
In the play Macbeth, Macbeth’s fate is what drives him to his decisions for both power and greed. This is portrayed when Macbeth when he kills Banquo and his son because his greed sees them as a threat to his throne, killing the king for power above all mortals, and his fate ultimately leading to his death and freeing time. Macbeth has done countless sins in order to keep his rightful position as king, though his greed for power has led to him killing his best friend Banquo because the witches have predicted that Banquo’s descendants will be king. “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none.”
As the play develops, Macbeth kills multiple more people. The excessive murders feel as though he kills these people out of paranoia and guilt. It is true that paranoia does play a main part in these other murders, but guilt is not the other driving force – greed is. He wants there to be absolutely not chance of somebody finding out what he did and stripping him of the tile of king and he does not want somebody else to be able to overthrow him. Macbeth kills a lot of people, but apparently none of the right people, because in the end he ends up being murdered.
Lady Macbeth starts this off when she asks the spirits to .”Make thick my blood”. Stop up the access and passage to remorse..” (1,5,33-34).What she means by this is that she wants to poison her own soul to be insensitive and not feel remorse. She doesn't not want to feel remorse because of the deed that she's about to make. Macbeth had guilt, not like lady Macbeth.
Lady Macbeth then takes the daggers from him to finish the job, and Macbeth asks himself, "Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood/Clean from my hand?/No, this my hand will rather/ The multitudinous seas incarnadine,/Making the green one red" (2. 2. 57-60.). Macbeth believes if he were to wash his hands in the ocean, the blood would turn the water red rather than cleanse his hands of the blood. As seen in the scene, the sight of blood makes Macbeth more fearful of what he is done but, in contrast, Lady Macbeth believes "a little water clears us of this deed" (2. 2. 64.) and does not feel remorse.
Upon learning of the witches’ prophecies, the woman devised a plan which included Macbeth murdering Duncan to take his title (I, iv, 38-40). This scene demonstrates Lady Macbeth’s obvious malicious intent and her malevolent personality. After noticing her husband’s reluctance at executing her plan, she influences him so that Macbeth will conclusively murder Duncan. “ …Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, and live a coward in thine own esteem” (I, vii, 42-3). She continually criticizes him for refusing to kill Duncan, letting him know that what he was doing was considered a cowardly act.
Shakespeare uses the motif of blood to highlight the theme of punishment, where the effects of violence and wrongdoing have the greatest influence on those who committed such actions. Macbeth’s marriage is one of contradicting roles where he often takes the backseat, allowing Lady Macbeth to lead. His inability to take action gives Lady Macbeth many opportunities to persuade him into making risky decisions, namely killing the king. Macbeth, shocked with his own actions and flowing with remorseful thoughts, pleads for the “all great Neptune’s ocean [to] wash [the] blood/ Clean from [his] hand,” (59). Despite coming to terms with his actions, the image of King Duncan lying dead with “his silver skin laced with his golden blood,” (69) saturates
At the beginning he does not want to kill Duncan but he is forced to by his wife. He later then starts hallucinating, gets no sleep, and regrets killing Duncan. As the story continues he then kills banquo and Macduff's family. He becomes very cold hearted and no longer cares to kill, he will kill anybody who gets in his way. Macbeth sends some men to kill Macduff's family because Lennox tells Macbeth that “`Tis two or three, my lord, that bring you word Macduff is fled to England” (4.1.141).
Brutus was willing to kill his closest friend, the leader of Rome to protect the people and he in turn was punished with the worst chastisement of all: his own death. Hamlet also repents his crimes with his own life, but he face far larger crimes. He has wronged Ophelia so greatly that she killed herself, murdered Polonius and murdered Laertes. “Here, thou incestuos, murderous, damned Dane,/ Drink of this potion: is thy union here?/ Follow my mother... Heaven make thee free of it, I follow thee...
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.
Finally, Macbeth 's greediness and committing murder drives him to experience guilt and causes his mental decline. To begin, when he decides to kill Duncan, Macbeth hallucinates and questions “is this a dagger I see before me” (Shakespeare II.i.33). Even before this murderous act, Macbeth is shown to be affected mentally at the thought of killing. After stabbing King Duncan, he starts hearing strange voices in his mind “[he] hears a crying voice, sleep no more”(Shakespeare II.ii.32-33) suggesting that already regrets the murder. Macbeth considers himself a sinner,“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash...”(II.ii.58-59) and the inability to say “ Amen...”(Shakespeare II.II.24).
Macbeth’s lust for power has overtaken him, that is why he hired assassins to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. Out of spite of Fleance for being heir to the throne, but it backfires on him and Fleance escapes. Macbeth then became unstable after killing his best friend; seeing the deceased ghost and speaking of things that did not make any sense. Macbeth is deranged, losing himself because of the murders he had partaken in. ” Things without all remedy should be without regard: what 's done is done.”
The next major thing Macbeth does is hire those same three murderers to kill Macduff, because the witches said that Macduff is someone Macbeth should be afraid of. So when the Murderers go to kill Macduff they find him not at his house and then decide to kill his wife and kids. This is where the story goes bad for Macbeth and it is his end.
This soliloquy shows us that Macbeth’s ambition is the only thing motivating him to carry out the regicide. He recognises that violent crimes are wrong and is concerned about the consequences of his actions unlike Lady Macbeth. He doesn’t want to betray the king’s trust, and knows people will be devastated at the loss of their humble leader. He discloses that he is afraid that the 'horrid deed ' shall 'return to plaque th 'inventor ', suggesting that his greatest fear is the consequences of killing his king and getting caught yet he admits that he has 'vaulting ambition '. We also see that his wife 's powerful persuasion is clear as he changes from clearly stating with a simple sentence, 'We will proceed no further in this business ' to 'I am settled and bend up ... to this terrible feat '.