Although, he is given a perfect opportunity to kill Claudius, his tendency to overthink often causes him to procrastinate in fulfilling his responsibility, therefore, becoming his major flaw. Another element of the Aristotelian tragic hero is the reversal of fate, or rather a change for the worse. He does possess the potential to claim the throne, restore order in the kingdom, and to keep his family in power of the crown. However, these outcomes are only possible if he can execute his plan with swiftness. Instead, Hamlet
Greed for power leads corrupt leaders to pursue power through ruthless and violent ways, putting their countries in an unstable state. Macbeth commits murders and violent acts to earn his absolute power, but his corrupt mindset of yearning power leads to instability in the Scotland. After hearing from the witches, Macbeth admits that, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical/ Shakes so my single state of man/ That function is smother'd in surmise /and nothing is but what is not.”
(2.1.62-64). Macbeth heard the bell and went to commit the murder; so that he will become king himself. Macbeth explains how Duncan will not know that this bell is his death bell and Duncan is off to heaven or hell. This act of killing the king of Scotland was the beginning of Macbeth’s downfall and showed that he had made a huge mistake, therefore proving Macbeth can be a tragic protagonist. Secondly, Macbeth listened to the witches equivocations.
Macbeth rose to power by murdering the king He was already high in society he was a general in the kings army and consider a hero in Scotland after defeating the English army and the thane of Glamis and Cawdor, he was told by the witches "that shalt be king hereafter" (1.3.50) which meant that he did not have to murder the king, the prophecy would come true with out him doing anything but his wife and ambition blinds him and drives him to murder the king which fits in with the definition of a tragic hero. Creon rises to power differently from that of Macbeth, instead of killing the king, Creon is named king after the king is killed by his brother. Creon was high in society, he was the brother of the queen "I, as the next in blood, have succeeded
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.
He wants Duncan 's position as king. The only way of Macbeth becoming king is to murder Duncan, but he feared getting caught. " But here, upon this bank and school of time, we 'd jump the life to come" (1.7.6-7), he was fearing that he would go to hell for the sin he would be committing. " But in these cases/ We still have judgement here" (1.7.7-8), he was worried about getting judged by the people for the murder of their king. Macbeth feared they would fail, and if they do not fail; he fears people demanding revenge.
The whole story seems to be about Macbeth and all of his efforts to get and keep the throne. Macbeth is definitely a guilty person and is shameful for his action but this is one of the main reasons that he is a fascinating character. Macbeth is described as a warrior honored by the king. Duncan called Macbeth “golden” (1:7,33). Macbeth has always been there for his king, so no one would expect him to commit treason.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth is about an ambitious thane named Macbeth murdering the king of Scotland and seizing the throne. He also murders the king’s guards and frames them. The plot is furthered by Macduff, who serves as a rival for Macbeth after the king’s death. Macduff originally is civil with Macbeth, however he becomes suspicious of his actions after the king’s murder.
Initially, Macbeth displays negative femininity, which then develops into negative masculinity. After the witches reveal to Macbeth that he will become king, he and Lady Macbeth create a plan to kill King Duncan. However, on Macbeth’s way to kill the king, he sees an imaginary dagger with blood on it, which causes him to start freaking out inside his head thinking, “Words to the heat of deeds too cold breath gives” (II.i.61). Macbeth has worked up the courage to kill the king, but he thinks the words “too cold breath gives,” meaning the more he talks, the more his courage dies. Macbeth begins to feel guilty for even imagining the murder of King Duncan when he says “heat of deeds”.
She wants him to be King so bad she encourages him to murder Duncan in order to get Kingship. Macbeth finally agrees with his wife, and they planned on getting the Duncans two chamberlains drunk so when they wake up in the morning they won’t remember anything and this way Macbeth and his wife could blame the murder on them, and they would be defenceless; Macbeth ends up stabbing Duncan in his sleep, even though he has had some change of heart and has seen a number of supernatural entities, things such as visions of bloody daggers; after the Duncan 's body is found, Macbeth then kills the chamberlains because of their “crime” and the Duncan’s sons flee away in fear of whoever killed their father would then come after them, and Macbeth takes
He compromises his honor and negates moral responsibility to attain power and position which results in his tragic end. From the beginning, Macbeth was faced with choices and he continuously kept on making bad ones. The witches vision for the future of him becoming king together with his ambition drove Macbeth to commit a crime, make a choice that would then continue to haunt him forever. With significant influence from Lady Macbeth, he decided to take action and murder King Duncan. We see him consider his choice to kill Duncan in soliloquy in Act 1, Scene 7 “If it were done”.
Macbeth needed power, he craved it, so after the prediction by the witches to become Thane of Cawdor, he was pronounced just that. ”By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.” The desire to be king overtook him. Killing king Duncan and his wife with their servants daggers; who Macbeth then killed after, Macbeth received the kingly title.
Creon once suggests how “[a person] cannot judge unless [one] know the facts” (Sophocles 515) when he is the one being accused by Oedipus. And yet, Creon commits the same action that he advises others not to do which reveals his dishonesty and insincerity as a monarch. Moreover, Creon does not value the guidance that his subjects has to offer; instead, he values his own opinion, which consequently hinder him from knowing his own mistakes. Creon once trusted Teiresias’s advice, but once Creon becomes a monarch and hears what he does not like to know, he accuses, “But old Teiresias, among human beings the wisest suffer a disgraceful fall when, to promote themselves, they use fine words to spread around abusive insults” (Sophocles 22). Creon becomes arrogant to admit his own mistake to keep his reputation as a wise prince.
Macbeth is saying how he either needs to accept the fact that Malcom is prince or he needs to do something to change it. He believes that he will have to murder people to change Malcom’s status. Macbeth also chooses to follow the evil witches.
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