(Shakespeare i, vii). Macbeth is having second thought about killing King Duncan, however Lady Macbeth refused to allow him to pass up the opportunity to become king. She asked these rhetorical questions in order to make him feel ashamed of himself for not acting on his desires. Lady Macbeth's main intentions are to make the situation sount elegant so Macbeth feels comfortable killing him. She tries to reason logically with him, pointing out that he wanted to kill the king, but now when he has the opportunity too, he suddenly doesn't want to.
Also, Macbeth’s faith in the three witches is a big reason he decides to do and they are why Lady Macbeth created the idea to kill the King. Macbeth believes that since the witches first prediction of him becoming Thane of Cawdor rang true, perhaps him becoming King of Scotland will as well. Therefore, through an apprehensively cautious tone,
What does control mean? Control is the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or course of events. In Macbeth, a play by William Shakespeare, Macbeth the Scottish general is told by three witches his prophecy of becoming king of Scotland on day. The ambition and pressure created by his wife leads him to taking action for himself: killing Duncan and taking the throne. Throughout the rest of the play, Macbeth goes insane and is filled with guilt and paranoia.
Macbeth states to Lady Macbeth, “we will proceed no further in this business” (I, VII) since he almost finally decides to refuse to kill Duncan. However, Lady Macbeth uses different manipulative methodologies towards Macbeth and persuades him to consult the killing of Duncan. “So green and pale” (I, VII), Lady Macbeth even called him a coward. From the same scene, she mentions, “From this time, such I account thy love”, implying that if Macbeth cant stay steady concerning the murder of the king, then she will consider his love for her to be as similarly conflicting. 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”.
Macbeth is told his future will involve him becoming king. The last prophesy the Witches have for Macbeth is “All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter” (1.3.50). Hearing this from the Witches is unbelievable because of the next men in line for the thrown. Lady Macbeth receives a letter about Macbeth’s, and Banquo’s, prophesies.
Lady Macbeth feels as is if Macbeth is too kind to kill Duncan and get the crown on his own. “My hands are of my color, but I shame to wear a heart so white”. (Act II, scn ii, 63-65) Macbeth ends up killing Duncan and instead of him leaving the daggers with the guards, he brings them back with him. Lady Macbeth then takes it upon herself to take the daggers back to the scene of the murder. She does not want to look like a coward like Macbeth.
William Shakespeare’s works are known for “life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic, and mystery.” (www.bbc.co.uk) Most of these topics are covered in one of Shakespeare’s most famous works, Macbeth. Macbeth tells of a Scottish general, named Macbeth, who receives prophecies from 3 witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. After hearing the prophecies, he tells his wife, Lady Macbeth, and together they take action. His wife persuades him to murder King Duncan and take the throne. He does so and this leads to him having regret and not a happy ending for himself.
This limits women to find the confidence to stand up for their beliefs. As Claudio falsely degrades Hero’s character, Hero accepts these accusations voluntarily and remains silent about the issue. Claudio stands up in public and proceeds to call Hero slanderous names such as, “thou pure impiety and impious purity” (IV.i.109). Hero again does not object, though she falls due to complete shock. Once her father hears these accusations, he commands to “let her die” as a result of the crimes she committed (IV.i.163).
He tells Lady Macbeth that he won’t do it, and she manages to manipulate him by holding the concept of masculinity over his head. Macbeth is unsure still, but goes through with it. Macbeth seems to be the most human and the most sensitive when his wife is questioning his manliness. After the murder, however, an abrupt change occurs within Macbeth. Proving his masculinity, his ego towers over his wife’s, not afraid to kill.
He describes a child who is wearing a crown and deciphers it as the sons of Banquo will inherit the throne of Scotland just like the witches said at the beginning of the play. After that seven ghosts of kings appear with Banquo’s ghost and Macbeth exclaims that he does not understand who they are. Then he realizes they are Banquo’s descendants and says, “Horrible sight! Now I see ’tis true;/For the blood-boltered Banquo smiles upon me/ And points at them for his.” (IV.I.127-129). Macbeth still sees a blood covered Banquo and is haunted by the sight of his friend in such a way.