Ross is right about one thing: ambition is to blame for Duncan's murder. He is wrong about the most important part, though. Here, he accuses Duncan's kids of killing their father when Macbeth is the one he should be accusing and not Duncan’s children. Even though Lady Macbeth has ambition like her husband she fears Macbeth’s nature “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full o' th' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way.
Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. You could argue that when he ‘wore the Thane of Cawdor’s robes’ he became a traitor like the Thane of Cawdor. His traitorous actions would have been met with death at that time. God's divine order is disturbed as Macbeth challenges God by killing the God appointed King and assuming the role for himself in his quest for power. Later on, in the play, Macbeth asserts his right over Lady Macbeth, flipping their dynamic, and distances himself from her, "be innocent of the knowledge dearest chuck.
Flawlessly Tragic How far would one go to attain certain, desired, goals? In 11th century Scotland, people went as far as murder to become king, and the prophecy from 3 witches lead Macbeth to do the same, but he didn't stop there. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Shakespeare uses the tragic flaw of betrayal to suggest how Macbeth’s distrust of others lead to his betrayal of friends and his eventual downfall. Macbeth betrayed King Duncan to follow his prophecy of becoming king, and distrust began to grew between him and other characters in the tragedy.
The theme power and corruption is explored in both ‘Hamlet’ and ‘The Lion King’. It is demonstrated that power can be used for the wrong reasons, and it results in families being torn apart. In Disney’s ‘The Lion King’, Scar the antagonist was denied from being king at birth, and therefore allowed the greed for power to override his personality. Jealousy was shown when Scar used Simba to cover up his murder of the king.
He invited Banquo to a banquet with his son. Macbeth feared that Banquo was going kill him because of what he suspected. Macbeth sent three murderers to kill Banquo and his son. Banquo died while his son escaped, Now Macbeth feared the witches’ prophecies of Banquo 's descendants would turn out bad for him. Macbeth now felt guilty because he saw the ghost of Banquo.
Macbeth went to great lengths to make sure they came true. The witches just told him facts, they did not tell Macbeth how they would come about. Macbeth was responsible for his own actions when killing King Duncan, the guards, and his best friend Banquo. These actions came from his flaw of ambition, His ambition for power would stop at nothing for him to become king. He wanted power so bad that he was willing to kill his best friend.
The reason some readers may give him that name is for all the killing Macbeth does in order to become king. The audience believes that Macbeth was under realization of what he was doing for his own good. They also consider him an antagonist because Macbeth told Lady Macbeth “To know my deed ‘twere best not know myself” (2.2.71). There the audience knows that Macbeth understands what he did but he is trying to forget. But many see him still as a tragic hero because his flaw is what allowed him to proceed with the killing.
He tells her, “I am settled, and bend up/ Each corporal agent to this terrible feat” (I.7.79-80). Macbeth end ups murdering the king due to Lady Macbeth pushing his flaw even more. Banquo’s fate, on the other hand, was that his descendants were to become kings. Macbeth's flaw makes him become paranoid about Banquo’s children being king because he wants the throne for his own descendants and not his. This leads to the murder of Banquo and causing Macbeth to go down the wrong path and spiral out of
There is a saying that says: “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” But in the case of Macbeth, this does not apply. The worst enemy of Macbeth was in fact, himself. A great example of this is when he kills the noble King Duncan. But instead of sticking to the plan made by Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, he kills the guards out of fear that they would find out about him.
Lady Macbeth even views her husband’s weaknesses as leverage to harass him into killing Duncan. This can be seen when, at one stage, Macbeth repels the idea of killing a good king and believes that the assassination should not be done, his wife demands him to kill by saying abusive words. She questions if Macbeth loves her, she questions Macbeth’s masculinity and she criticizes Macbeth’s aspiration to be king. These three brutal statements hurt Macbeth. Since Macbeth wants to prove his manhood, his love for
Firstly, Macbeth had betrayed king Duncan. King Duncan thought of Macbeth as a noble, loyal warrior after Macbeth had defeated the Norway leader. Duncan has also rewarded Macbeth crowning him king of Cawdor but, this was not enough for Macbeth after all his hard work he only got crowned king of Cawdor and Duncan 's son got crowned the next king . Macbeth felt he deserves he is Greedy and needs more, he decides if Duncan won 't give him the crown he will have to get it himself. Then to be crowned the next King Macbeth has killed king while Duncan is sleeping in his own castle "he murdered sleep"
Macbeth’s lust for power has overtaken him, that is why he hired assassins to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. Out of spite of Fleance for being heir to the throne, but it backfires on him and Fleance escapes. Macbeth then became unstable after killing his best friend; seeing the deceased ghost and speaking of things that did not make any sense. Macbeth is deranged, losing himself because of the murders he had partaken in. ” Things without all remedy should be without regard: what 's done is done.”
Throughout the play Macbeth there are plenty of examples of corruption of power, the character that shows corruption of power the most in the play is Macbeth. Throughout the play, you can see Macbeth get greedier for power and as you continue reading the play you can see Macbeth's thirst for power. Macbeth kills the king so he could be next in line to become king, he kills Banquo, his companion, to cover his tracks of killing the king so Banquo could not get suspicious about the death of Duncan. The final example of corruption of power is when Macbeth gets the power of being king he leads troops into a battle he believes he can’t lose. "Stars, hide your fires; / Let not light see my black and deep desires"(1.4.50-51).
When ambition is overlooked, it has the ability to become extremely dangerous. Macbeth from Shakespeare is a clear example of this. As he rises to power, he becomes more and more of a threat to those around him, killing those he was once loyal to. Destruction when ambition goes unchecked is present throughout the play because of Macbeth’s strong desires that ultimately lead to the deaths of Duncan, Banquo, and nearly Macduff. The death of Duncan was the first corrupt act stemming from Macbeth’s ambition.