Enough.” Macbeth goes out of his way in an attempt to change fate and orders the murder of Macduff’s entire family. “He has kill'd me, mother: Run away, I pray you!” This drives Macduff to take revenge by killing Macbeth fulfilling the prophecy and ending Macbeth’s life. If Macbeth did not have so much ambition, he would not have visited the witches or even try to kill Macduff’s family. These two events demonstrate how Macbeth’s great ambition resulted in his downfall. Macbeth could’ve saved himself if he did not kill Banquo and Macduff’s family.
evil is represented through Macduff, whom represents the ‘good’ and Macbeth, who has been completely consumed by his evil counterpart. Macduff has fled to England to plot against Macbeth, therefore, in retaliation Macbeth sends murderers to Macduff’s estate to slaughter his family and staff all-the-while claiming treason as a means of justification. Macbeth says,” The castle of Macduff I will surprise; seize upon Fife; give to th’ edge o’ th’ sword his wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls…” (Act IV,scn i, ln 150-153) Macbeth no longer cares if he kills the innocent. He will do anything and everything to protect his reign, sparing no one who deems a threat. This is why he has Macduff’s family killed, but what Macbeth hadn’t realized was now Macduff had nothing to lose and every reason to destroy him.
(The captain was wounded while helping Duncan’s son, Malcolm, escape the Irish.) the captain tells King Duncan that the Scottish generals Macbeth and Banquo fought a great battle and Macbeth won. The captain leaves, then the thane of Ross, a Scottish nobleman, enters to tell the king that the thane of Cawdor has been defeated and the army of Norway repelled. Duncan decrees that the thane of Cawdor be put to death and that Macbeth,
He fails to see Macbeth's alternate motives. What is particularly ironic is that in the beginning of the play Duncan kills the Thane of Cawdor because he has betrayed him. As we progress through the play, we see history repeat itself where Macbeth murders the king and the king is betrayed a second time; though the king never realizes he is betrayed. This quote expresses a much
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.
His decision to kill Macduff’s family was one that cost him his life. Macduff immediately retaliated and unleashed his army upon Macbeth’s army with the help of Malcolm. Meanwhile, Lady Macbeth is beginning to go mad, has started to sleepwalk, and has lost her mind. As the enemy forces approach in the distance of Forres, Lady Macbeth kills herself. When the horrific news is revealed to Macbeth he states, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” (V. v).
Nero has his step brother, Britannicus, killed so that his rule was not opposed. He then has his mother assassinated due to her opposition to his relationship with a married woman (Seneca xii). When Nero discovers the Pisonian Conspiracy to overthrow him, he goes out of his way to have anyone so much as implicated as having a part in the plot executed. Much like Atreus, Nero lets his passions rule his life by unjustly killing those that he felt threatened his power. Since all of Seneca’s plays lack dates, it is unknown when he wrote Thyestes.
The biggest event that happens in act II of Macbeth is the murder of king Duncan. While no one knows that it was really Macbeth that murdered the king, Macbeth does admit to killing the grooms. His excuse for doing so, will be that he’s a man. When Macduff asks Macbeth why he killed them he says, “Who can be wise, amazed, temp'rate, and furious, loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man.
Macbeth kills Banquo as a way of eliminating anyone who could possibly see through his murder of King Duncan, and Obrien betrays Winston to stay loyal to the party, who control the population. Both authors use betrayal in a similar way to depict
“Seize upon Fife, give to th' edge o' th' sword / His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls” (4:1:152-153). Though when the murderers go to kill them, only Macduff’s family is home. When Macduff hears word that Macbeth has murder his family, he seeks revenge in the only way possible: kill Macbeth. “Hail, king! For so thou art.