This shows him, seeing things that was not really there. Another sign of Early Psychosis was persistent, unusual thoughts or beliefs that can’t be set aside, regardless of what others believe. In the first paragraph Macbeth had a thought of killing the King and that thought could not be set aside so he killed him anyway. The last sign was strong and inappropriate emotions or no emotions at all. Macbeth showed inappropriate emotions when he was about to kill King Duncan.
Macduff went to England to find Malcolm, King Duncan’s son, who fled Scotland so he would not be killed like his father. Macbeth no longer considers Macduff loyal to him and becomes apprehensive. Macbeth consorts with the murderers again to kill Macduff’s family, “give to the edge o’ the sword his wife, babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line” (Act 4, Scene 1). When a messenger comes to deliver the news to Macduff, he becomes sad but Malcolm tells him “… Let grief convert to anger…” (Act 4, Scene 3). Macduff and Malcolm go to war against Macbeth eager for revenge.
Instead of Macbeth killing Banquo, he hires murderers to kill him. Macbeth wanted Banquo dead because he did not want Banquo to be the one to say that he killed King Duncan. The author says, “He tries to defend his father when they are attacked but is not old enough or skilled enough. He just manages to escape with his own life” (General OneFile 1). When Banquo was killed, his son, Fleance, escaped before he was going to get killed.
Since Macbeth was told he would be king, that thought consumed his life and drove him to murdering King Duncan. King Duncan was a very well respected and loved king. Macbeth was selfish and only thought of himself when he murdered King Duncan. Macbeth's ambition for greed and power was not caused by fate. He had a one track mind for becoming king.
Not only is this murder different in terms of reasoning, but the consequence itself proved to be a complete backfire as Macduff, fueled with rage, returns to England to end Macbeth’s life. Following the metaphorical trail of blood, each murder presents a new and more developed stage of dementia. “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, / Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword / His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls / That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool; / This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool (IV, i, 150-154). The first murder of King Duncan only sealed Macbeth’s paranoia and served as a foundation for the murders of Banquo and Macduff’s family.
Macbeth’s quick transition of concern from Banquo to Fleance exhibits his disregard to the people close to him, a distinct behavior often tied to sociopathic people. Macbeth’s calm and collected attitude after the news of Banquo’s murder is unnerving and frightening, especially after seeing how affected he had been at the murder of King Duncan. When killing King Duncan, Macbeth was thoughtless and anxious, but when planned the murder of Banquo Macbeth was cool minded and collected. Macbeth was once a trustworthy man, but now is a disrespectful and violent king. Furthermore, after Banquo’s murder, his body is shown no respect as “Safe in a ditch he bides,/With twenty trenchèd gashes on his head” (Shakespeare 101).
The murderers surprise Banquo and Fleance on their ride and then they slit Banquo’s throat but before they could kill Fleance, he fled. The feeling of mistrust Macbeth had for Banquo ended up causing Banquo his life. In the end, Macduff goes to visit Malcolm in England to try and convince him to come back to Scotland and take his rightful place as king. Malcolm agrees, so they gather an army and stormed Dunsinane castle to kill the power crazed Macbeth. Macbeth and Macduff meet in battle.
In act two of scene three says,”Oh yet I do repent me of my fury/ that I did kill them”(Shakespeare Macbeth’s , Act II, Scene III). This further proved Macbeth’s downward spiral into madness; he would do anything to get the throne. Even kill an army of people to do it. The killing of these innocent men leads Macbeth into having visions of strange and uncalled for visions. A specific vision Macbeth had while under the influence of greed was the floating
Even the thought of having power corrupted Macbeth. Once Macbeth committed the murder he felt that he had the power to continue murdering. Therefore, the audience can see that power corrupts. The third theme in this play is violence. Violence ended up destroying Macbeth.