After hearing from the prophecy from the Weird Sisters, Macbeth realizes his potential to become king of Scotland. His ambition and wife drive him to take action and kill King Duncan. “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself and falls on the other— (1.7.25-28)” Although Macbeth handled the murdered the of King Duncan very well, he did leave some holes in which people could figure out that he did kill Macbeth. For example he kills the guards which causes Macduff and the other
Henceforth, Macbeth would go out of his way to kill and cause more people to die to stay at the top asking after he killed Duncan. Therefore, the people who are in Macbeth circle of trust beings to reduce and they began to turn on him. We see this after Macbeth kills Macduff’s family and Macduff pledge to avenge his family death. For example, we see this in Act 5 scene 6 when Macduff says, “By this great clatter…Let me find him, Fortune, and more I beg not (5.6.19-24).” This show that Macbeth chase for being king, will also be the cause of his death. Not only did Macbeth die for being overly ambitious.
The Thane of King Duncan, Macbeth hears a prophecy that he himself will become king later on in the future after King Duncan. This then leads to Macbeth being overcome by greed. Since Macbeth greeds to be king so bad, he murders King Duncan and takes his place of the throne. Macbeth starts to live with so much guilt and fear that he commits even more murders to have his power safe. Macbeth is so confident in the prophecies that his life comes to a downfall and he gets killed by the people he did wrong.
As his wife, Lady Macbeth, urges him to kill king Duncan so he can become king, his urge for killing only grows and transforms him into a serial killer. There are many different aspects of this play that could have contributed to Macbeth’s tragic end, including characters. The three witches in the play could be to blame for this. They predicted his future which influenced him greatly. However, the main person to blame for Macbeth’s downfall is Lady Macbeth for three reasons: her insult on his manhood, her her manipulative tricks, and her influential qualities.
“Is this dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?” The weird sisters push him to become a evil man that is why Macbeth imagines a dagger in front of him. Macbeth want to murder Banquo and his son because of the weird sister’s prophecies.The influence from the weird sister’s make he thinks that is his destiny to be a king of Scotland ,therefore he has to protect it.④“He chid the Sisters,When first they put the name of king upon me ,And bade them speak to him; then prophet-like. They hailed him father to a line of kings.Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown.” Once again the prophecies continues to push him along to kill Banquo and his son. The weird sisters play an important role by tell Macbeth the second set of prophecies which has make him think he is invincible. ”⑤Though Birnam Wood be come to Dunsinane, And thou opposed, being of no woman born,Yet I will try the last.
Sooner on, the witches predict that Macbeth will be the future king. This leads Macbeth to kill King Duncan( the current King on the throne), on the very night the witches’ foretell the prophecy. *Evil characters who create turmoil Macbeth, who is the central figure in this play, is identified as the tragic hero. Despite him starting out as a simple content soldier, in this scene, we see him unravel. Macbeth contemplates murdering king Duncan, and it horrifies him.
1-28. Here, we see Macbeth struggle internally, as he must decide if he will put his morals aside and kill King Duncan for the power of being king himself. Initially, Macbeth starts planning the murder and creating detailed solutions to problems that may arise during it. We see this when he says, “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well, It were done quickly.” (Act I Scene VII, ll.1-2.) This is where the planning of the murder truly develops.
In the play everyone finds out that that Macbeth killed Duncan and the others, Macduff brings an army to attack Macbeth at his castle. Macbeth and Macduff starts to fight and his punishment was that he got his head chopped off. Everyone started to say “here comes newer comfort”(5.8.53). This shows his punishment because he got killed for his actions. He killed multiple people and thought that he would get by with it.
She pushed Macbeth into killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth had an opportunity to kill Duncan herself, but Duncan reminded her too much of her father “Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done’t ”( act 2 sc 2 lines 16-17) “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it,” Lady Macbeth (act1 sc5 lines 15-20). After hearing this, Macbeth decided to murder Duncan.
The reason someone might consider Macbeth a serial killer is because a common characteristic of a serial killer is to want to be in control of or have power over others. This characteristic is portrayed when he says “O, yet I do repent me of my fury, that I did kill them” (2, 4,100-101). The text illustrates that Macbeth is trying to hide the fact that he killed the guards, in order to hide the truth of him killing King Duncan from the other citizens and court members of Scotland. There are many instances in the tragedy that portray Macbeth’s changing character into a merciless, serial killer. For instance, in the tragedy, Macbeth says, “Seize upon Fife, give to th’ edge o’ the’ sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls (4, 1,151-152).