Lady Macbeth tells him what to do, but this time, he arranges the plan with no guidance from her. Such as when Macbeth tells his wife to not worry because soon she will praise his achievement (Shakespeare 3.2 45-46). When Macbeth suggests killing Banquo to quicken the witches’ prophecies, he decides to not include Lady Macbeth in the plan yet she urges him to. He hopes that she is proud of his courage and individuality since this
Creon’s decision to keep his cousin from his natural birthright disobeys God’s will and goes against God’s rules. His extreme pride blinds him from realization of what he is doing. Therefore, in establishing the law denying Polynices' burial, Creon believes that it is going to position him as the new and trustworthy king, as people see when he declares in his first speech in the play, "Such are my standards. They make our city great." (Ant.214).
This causes Macbeth to take action to try to ensure that he will not lose the crown to Banquo’s descendants. Unlike Macbeth killing Duncan to fulfill a prophecy, here, Macbeth is acting on the basis of trying to stop a prophecy from being fulfilled. The murderer’s end up killing Banquo but Fleance manages to escape, which means the prophecy may still come to pass. It is interesting that in spite of the actions Macbeth takes, it appears as though fate is what has kept Fleance alive. Had he died, none of Banquo’s descendants would have been able to be king one day.
In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the main character Macbeth, in many cases, is portrayed as being evil. However, his character is not truly the evil force driving the actions of the play. His wife, Lady Macbeth, as well as the witches and their misleading prophecies, are the real driving forces of Macbeth’s unspeakable actions. Macbeth is driven mad by the evil around him, causing him to turn to the violent behavior displayed throughout the many murders of the play. On his own, Macbeth had no intent of harming others for his own gain, or anyone else’s.
His interpretation of what the witches said was that he needed to kill the king so he could become king. This story has both fate and free will. This is more than clear because as mentioned; the prophecy of the witches telling Macbeth he will become the king of Scotland but they didn’t tell him how was he going to become king. He just interpreted the prophecy, as he wanted. Fate has a very important role in the story.
Macbeth did help us test whether or not we could truly trust the witches’ predictions sending out murderers to murder Banquo and his son Fleance, the witches show that they will not release their grip on Macbeth when one of the murderers says “Fleance, is ‘scaped.”This event lets us know that Macbeth cannot impact any outside factors because the witches have already determined the future, by ensuring that Fleance is still an available heir. The final prophecy is the one that is leading to the time and place of Macduff, before being murdered by Macduff, Macbeth confesses that he let the witches manipulate him by saying, “accursed be that tongue that tells me so”. We now know that Macbeth realizes that he has no free will until the time of his death. The prophecies answer all the questions about Macbeth’s free will, he will only be free, when
At first, Macbeth was hesitant about killing the king because he knew that King Duncan is a great ruler. The people love him, Macbeth is his host, and he is afraid of getting caught. Despite these considerations, however, Lady Macbeth convinces him. She tells him that they will murder Duncan at night, and they will blame it on the guards. After Macbeth agrees to the plan, explains that he has “no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself And falls on the other…” (I, sc vii, 25-27).
“The moment on ’t; for ’t must be done tonight,” (3:1:131). The murderers are able to kill Banquo, but his son escapes. This does not please Macbeth. but there is nothing he can do now. He has another encounter with the witches and he is given more prophecies.
At first Macbeth was firm on his stance of not wanting to kill Duncan, though after several comments on his manhood Lady Macbeth, the spur to prick the sides of my intent, had convinced her husband. “More evidence of the witches control over the play is a hesitant Macbeth on his way to kill Duncan and an image of a floating dagger
All of his actions (mainly about murder) are primarily up to him and he can simply refuse the supernatural persuasions. He chooses to depend on them and this leads to many setbacks and catastrophes so it is understandable that it is his responsibility. However, if it weren’t for the supernatural, would Macbeth dare to come up with these thoughts and go forth with his actions? In the play, Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth about the witches and thus begins his long journey of murder. In his letter, he writes, “...these Weïrd Sisters saluted me and referred me to the coming on of time with ‘Hail, king that shalt be’” (1.5.8-10).