She persuades her husband into killing Duncan by saying, “screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail” (1.7.60--61). By saying this, Lady Macbeth is calling her husband a coward if he does not kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth is motivated by her ambition to gain power by forcing Macbeth to kill Duncan so they can become the new king and queen to rule over everything. By having Duncan killed, it causes Lady Macbeth to get into trouble because Banquo becomes suspicious that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were responsible for Duncan’s
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, the theme of power emphasizes the motif of blood. The blood motif focuses on almost every character throughout the play. It beings with the prophecy of three witches that tell Macbeth that he will become king of Scotland. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s thirst for power results in the murder of King Duncan and crowing of Macbeth. The prophecies of the witches, and later the apparitions, encourage Macbeth to murder his friend, Banquo, because his sons were destined to become future kings.
Later in scene, Lady Macbeth states that if she had made such a promise as Macbeth did to her, she would “dash the brains out” of her own child as “it was smiling in her fail”. However Lady Macbeth makes it absolutely clear that if he is brave enough, it is impossible to fail. These quotes show how Lady Macbeth is controlling her husband and she proves herself be the most responsible of Duncan’s death. Some people may say that three witches are the most responsible of the death of Duncan. Macbeth never considered murdering king Duncan until he saw the prophecies of the witches.
Macbeth is also one of the most ambitious character as he does many crimes to achieve the power and become the King. Macbeth’s ambition started when the witches told him about the prophecies because of these prophecies he killed King Duncan and planned to kill Banquo. Before Macbeth killed the King, even though he was really ambitious he still thought before killing Duncan this shows ambition in a positive way. However, he still killed King Duncan this shows ambition in a negative way. The first time Macbeth met the witches one thing they said to Banquo was that his son will rule the world in the fear that someone will take his kingship he tried to kill Banquo’s son.
Second of all, foreshadowing the event that did not happen was another function of the supernatural things. The witches' prophecies made the audience predict how the story was unfolded. Macbeth was affected in a great deal with these prophecies. He told his wife, Lady Macbeth, of a prophecy that he heard. This made them start to have ambitions towards the crown, and to kill King Duncan.
Macbeth rushes off to go see the witches and demands that they clarify the future for him. In turn the witches show Macbeth three apparitions to warn him off of dangerous factors that may come his way. Ever since the witches gave Macbeth the prophecy of Thane of Cawdor and king, Macbeth had been fixated on confirming his security in the future. His fear had caused him to step out on his morals and character to assure his fate. Because of his ambition, Macbeth had committed countless murders.
Macbeth is primarily responsible for placing power in Lady Macbeth 's hands and letting her influence him. Lady Macbeth fuels the fire started by the three witches. Lady Macbeth desperately begs her husband to kill King Duncan, so she can become the Queen of Scotland. Macbeth is willing to fulfill his tempting predictions being swayed by Lady Macbeth and the witches. Macbeth discusses killing King Duncan to Lady Macbeth, to which she says, “When you durst do it, then you were a man”(ll.
Macbeth faces an arduous decision of either murdering the king, so he can become the king or letting it happen naturally. The witches appear to Macbeth and say to him: “Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter” (Macbeth Act I Sc 3 li. 52-53). Macbeth is then informed that he will become king.
After the victory of Banquo and Macbeth against the king 's traitor Macdonwald the witches presence contract the vibe of manipulation seeking Macbeth as its next victim. As they encounter with Macbeth and Banquo, they start-off questioning the trio of leery ladies. "look not like the inhabitants of the earth, / And yet are on it"; they seem to understand him, and yet he cannot be sure; they "should be women," and yet they are bearded. One by one the witches told Macbeth his upcoming abundance of power leaving him immensely petrified. As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration.
Ghost are what the Devil uses to incriminate our minds. In Macbeth, the Three Witches bring up three apparitions that are meant to convince Macbeth to make bad choices. Macbeth is asking the Three Witches about his future as a King. The first apparition they show him is an armed head which was a warning to him. He told Macbeth that he should beware of Macduff.
Macbeth’s rough journey towards taking over the throne cuts through many hard objectives. The first objective, which is a sign for further objectives, is the murder of the former king, Duncan. The beginning of the plan to kill Duncan starts with the old witches prophesying that Macbeth will take over the throne. Macbeth wants to follow this prophecy due to his true ambitions. However, the prophecy is followed only because his wife, Lady Macbeth leads Macbeth through this decision.
When Macduff comes back he finds out of his family 's death and joins Malcolm and his army to defeat Macbeth. Macbeth states that he is not born from a woman like the witches said in one of the prophecies rather he is ripped out of her mother 's womb. Macduff made a decision to do the right thing which was to fight for his country and for Malcolm to be king. Macbeth’s decision to murder changed his whole way of life negatively. With that being said, what goes around does come around.
Finally, the vision of a bloody dagger that appeared right before the murder encouraged Macbeth to kill King Duncan. Firstly, the witches’ revelations prompted Macbeth to murder his loyal companions. When the three witches spoke of Macbeth becoming king, it sparked the idea that this could be a realistic goal. On page 13, Act I, scene iii, Third Witch created insight, "All hail, Macbeth, who will soon be King." After sharing
Macbeth had become everything that he had ever wanted to be which was the king of Scotland and when the witches told him that someone else was going to take his crown he went to extremes to try to keep them from doing that which was eventually what lead to him dying. The witches had told Macbeth that the sons of Banquo would take his crown so he decided to have Banquo and his son killed Macbeth said, “Our fears in Banquo stick deep/And in his royalty of nature reigns that which would be feared”(3.1.49-51). Macbeth did everything he could to protect his crown, but that is eventually what lead to his downfall and his death. He killed his best friend Banquo which was when his ambition had gone to far and was the beginning of his decline. He was only able kill Banquo and his son was able to escape which was the person that the witches said would replace him as king.