As soon as he commits his first murder he is overcome with grief. He is afraid of the blood on his hands. In this play blood obviously represents blood but also guilt. Macbeth can’t get over his guilt and begins to go almost mad. He is constantly worrying about who will be taking over what throne and trying to have them killed because he is so greedy and wants to rule.
(I.ii.39-45). Macbeth's fear gets to him and causes him to act on his ambitions. “I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?” (II.ii.15). Macbeth's fear sparked his ambitions which led to murdering King Duncan while he was asleep.
Because the prophecy decreed Banquo’s sons kings, Macbeth is worried about his legacy not being carried on, and Duncan’s death being for nothing. To prevent killing in vain, Macbeth decided to kill again. This vicious cycle leads to him giving up some of his self control every time he
This decision is unethical as Macbeth is not only attempting to murder his friend, but also is doing it based on his own fears and insecurities as king (Macbeth III. i No line). Macbeth’s desire to murder Banquo and his son only benefitted Macbeth in his hope to reign as king without opposition, it did not offer anything to the people he ruled, or anyone else (Hopper). The guilt of killing again truly begins Macbeth’s downfall.
Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell.” (2.1 63--65) Being the corrupt man that Macbeth is, he got his way after killing the original king to get to the throne. Even after Macbeth became king he still continued to be greedy and selfish, For example, when the three witches tell him about the prophesies, he doesn’t really believe them. After the prophecies come true and he gets his ways, his greed continues by him wanting all the power that exist. His greed actually becomes so out of hand that he ends up killing his best
Greed for power has always been evil and even made a saint turn into a demon. As the quote goes “All power tends to corrupt and an absolute power corrupts absolutely” (unquote), which is true not only in the fictitious stories but also in real life and Shakespeare, th9e greatest writer ever known, has always been in habit of making fictitious character come alive and Macbeth is no exception to the rule. The character of Macbeth has two sides, one which is wholesome while other been dubious. He symbolized great ambition but went overboard and in the process not only became corrupt but also became a killer. Macbeth reflects great strength but within he has his own weakness and thus good over took evil resulting in its downfall and finally his own death.
After being told he will be king Macbeth starts to entertain the idea of murdering his current king although since he still wants to view himself as a good and honourable man the thought disturbs him greatly. What ends up happening is after someone else is named next in line for kingship Macbeth takes things into his own shaking hands. Killing the king with a heavy dose of guilt impacts Macbeth as seen later in the play and his image as a noble warrior soon fades.
During the banquet of Philip’s marriage to Cleopatra, Attalus had proclaimed that a legitimate heir would be born of this union, insinuating that Alexander is a bastard. Philip did not defend Alexander and Olympias; instead, he “drew his sword against his son (p. 261).” Out of anger and a wounded pride, Alexander moved to Illyria. Alexander has accepted himself to be the heir; throughout his childhood he repeatedly shows his capabilities as a leader and his ambitions for his empire, but the constant threat of his succession may have led to overcompensation to show his superiority. He later saw this threat in a marriage proposal of Pixodarus’ daughter to Arrhidaeus. Alexander was disturbed that the proposal was not presented to him, and feared that this would elevate his sibling in the line of succession.
He uses Macduff’s family as an example of his power and what would happen if people try to betray him. He has no mercy for them even though they are not directly involved. Macbeth is ruling his people with force and anything that can be seen as a threat to him, he eliminates it before it becomes serious. His people are afraid of him since he has become king. He is authoritarian because he leads with his fists and forces his subjects to do what he wants, like making them murder an entire innocent family, and they do it.
Ambition is a strong source of hope and strive for many people, and this ambition can lead to both good and bad results. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare shows how the main character, Macbeth, and his strong ambitions can be led astray by outside forces as well as his own feelings for greatness. In the play, Macbeth is a strong warrior that is respected by all, but throughout the play, he is influenced by the evil around him and ultimately turns into an ambitious monster that craves power as well as the throne. Through his ambitions, Macbeth turns corrupt and slowly becomes so evil that even his guilt feeds his ambitions. Ambition can be a good sense of strive, but when influenced and supported by the wrong people, it can also be used as a
The first apparition warns Macbeth to be aware of Macduff. However, Macbeth replies with “Then live, Macduff; what need I fear of thee? (4.1.89)” Even though Macbeth knows that Macduff will dangerous as he knows about the murder, Macbeth’s overconfidence makes him overlook Macduff as a threat. Macbeth has free will to kill Macduff even though Macduff is in England but his overconfidence, which is shown by his ignorance of Macduff. However, his fear of Macduff’s knowledge pushes him to kill Macduff’s whole family, which only increases Macduff’s hatred for Macbeth, which leads to his downfall.
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a play that mainly focuses on one common theme of insanity. Macbeth gradually becomes plagued by intense guilt as his desire for power drives him to attain his goals by any means necessary, including committing murder. He kills Duncan in cold blood in order to become King, has Banquo killed by three murderers because he wishes to maintain his position as King, and finally, he has Macduff’s family slaughtered. Each of these occurrences takes place because of Macbeth’s will to be King, or they are a result of his guilt. Nonetheless, they are all completed of his free will, which is what causes him to deteriorate mentally.
Macbeth seems, by all accounts, to be staggered to hush. At the point when Banquo asks of his own fortunes the witches react incomprehensibly saying that he will be not as much as Macbeth, yet more joyful, less fruitful, yet more. He will father a line of lords, however he himself won 't be one. While the two men wonder at these declarations the witches vanish and another thane, Ross arrives and educates Macbeth of his recently gave title, Thane of Cawdor, as the past Thane of Cawdor should be killed for injustice. The principal prediction is in this manner satisfied and Macbeth already incredulous instantly starts to harbor desire of getting to be above all
That summons thee to heaven or to hell”(2.1.63-65 ). Macbeth has become more courageous and prepared to murder Duncan. He has to kill Duncan to fulfill the prophecy and maintain his fate. Without anymore cowardice or fear, Macbeth kills the king. Macbeth becomes more suspicious of people around him, and begins to lose his value of life.
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"