Lady Macbeth wanted to kill King Duncan and for Macbeth to become king. She fears that her husband does not have what it takes to murder King Duncan for the title. Lady Macbeth says " Yet I do fear thy nature:/ It is too full of the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way" (1.5.15-17) finding that her husband is to kind and noble to murder for the crown. She found herself getting mad when Macbeth asks her "If we should fail?" (1.7.59.).
Following the witches speech, thoughts begin to emerge in Macbeth mind about killing King Duncan to become the king. This desire that Macbeth has to become king overloads him and his wife Lady Macbeth. It was amazing to see Macbeth transform from a loyal soldier to a murderer with blood staining his hands. However, Macbeth wasn’t convinced to assassinate King Duncan and the witches knew it. They decided to come again to Macbeth and poison his thought with more falsehood.
Guilt Is Like Shackles William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth tells the tale of Macbeth, a scottish soldier who had been foreseen with the crown atop his head by three witches.The story is a gruesome tale of lies and bloodshed. As a result of the prophecy, Macbeth stays in power through greed, ambition, and violence. His wife, Lady Macbeth, first began his use of violence by plotting the murder of King Duncan. Lady Macbeth’s the guilt of her devilish deed served as her fatal trait; Started by using violence to get what was desired lead to a vicious cycle of more and more violence. In Act 1 Macbeth had encountered three witches, who told him that one day he would be the Thane of Cawdor and eventually the King of Scotland.
With that being said, it is clear that Lady Macbeth is more responsible for the Death of King Duncan. As stated in the last paragraph, Lady Macbeth had convinced Macbeth to kill the King, when Macbeth was clearly hesitant about the whole situation. When Macbeth tells his wife, instead of being understanding, like a normal wife, Lady Macbeth says, “ Was the hope drunk Wherein you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since?” (1.7.36-37). By saying this Lady Macbeth is insulting and manipulating Macbeth into following through with his plans.
Could this have been persuasion from a crazy power hungry wife, or just the acts of an arrogant self obsessed man? KIng Duncan is murdered and the two suspects have been narrowed down to Lady Macbeth and Macbeth himself. Clearly, the fault of this heinous crime has been placed on Macbeth. While Macbeth is a hero, he is also the one to point a finger to about this death. Macbeth is hungry for power, and he will literally fight to the death for it; even if he loses his head in the process.
Once Macbeth tells her about the witches’ proclamation, Lady Macbeth informs him of a plan to kill the king. However after seeing that Macbeth was unable to complete the plan by planting the daggers on the guards, Lady Macbeth angrily commands him, “Infirm of purpose! / Give me the daggers. [...] ‘Tis the eye of childhood / That fears a painted devil. If he do bleed, / I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal, / for it must seem their guilt” (II.ii.51-52 & 53-55).
After Macbeth kills Duncan, he feels an overwhelming amount of guilt. He begins to comprehend the horror of what he has done while talking with Lady Macbeth. He reveals “For mine own good,/ All causes shall give way. I am in blood/ Stepped so far that, should I wade no more,/ Returning were as tedious as go o’er” (3.4.167-170). Macbeth indicates that he killed Duncan to better himself, so Duncan’s death is unquestionably a result of Macbeth’s ambition.
It is human nature to desire something whether it be an occupation or to have power over others. When this desire becomes blind and consumes your thoughts it can have the power to corrupt an individual. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare conveys the message of how blind ambition can corrupt humanity. Shakespeare narrates the story of Macbeth a Nobel and honourable soldier who is very ambitious towards his king Duncan till he comes across three witches who prophecies that “he shalt become king here after” and catalyse his ambition of becoming powerful. Macbeth being persuaded by his wife decides to murder his loyal king to fulfil his want of becoming king.
This also shows that power can generally corrupt someone, as shown many times throughout history with leaders and governments, who have greed for power and usually dies, or gets overthrown. In addition to Macbeth’s evil acts, is his fall into insanity. Immediately after killing King Duncan, Macbeth feels regret that leads to his insanity. He becomes more heartless and colder than his wife, to the point that she's scared of him. When he kills Banquo, his guilt overpowers him and he starts to hallucinate, yelling at Banquo’s