Moreover, Macbeth decides to murder the king and aim for his position at the discretion and influence of both Lady Macbeth and the witches. Immediately after Macbeth kills Duncan, he reports to Lady Macbeth, “I have done the deed” (Mac. 2.2.14). The notion that Macbeth chooses to inform Lady Macbeth of his successful murder show his need for her approval. Because Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth to become King, after the murder, he now turns to her in need of guidance.
Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!...that shalt be king hereafter (Act 1, Scene 3).” The play Macbeth starts off with the three witches telling Macbeth and Banquo that Macbeth will become the Thane of Cawdor and then he will become king. Soon after, Macbeth learns that King Duncan has named him as the Thane of Cawdor. With this, Macbeth begins to believe that the witches’ prophecies must be true and is determined to become king. He says, “Let not light see my black and deep desires (Act 1, Scene 4),” implying that he has the inner desire to now become king. As proved by Macbeth’s success to become the Thane of Cawdor, the prophecies are Macbeth’s fate; they will be the outcomes of his life, but how they will come to be is dependent on Macbeth’s own choices.
Late one day Macbeth and Banquo, the other thane, met with three witches who said, “Macbeth is the thane of the Cawdor, Macbeth will be the King of Scotland, and Banquo’s children will be kings” (Act 1 Scene 3 Lines 50-70). Macbeth had questions, but the witches disappeared before he could ask them. Soon, Ross arrives with a message for Macbeth. He explained to Macbeth that the King is so grateful that he won two battles and is giving Macbeth a new title honoring his loyalty towards the King. He congrats Macbeth and said his new title is “Thane of Cawdor.” Macbeth writes to his wife, and explains what he was told by the
Keep the line in mind; "do" is an important word in this play. On line nine once the first witch says, “I’ll do, I’ll do, and I’ll do” she implies that she's going to do many bad things to the sailor. What does Banquo ask the witches and what do they tell him? Banquo demands to know his own future. The witches prophecy that Banquo’s descendants will be kings, however he himself won't be.
At the beginning of the story he had no idea he would ever be king. He was just a knight doing his thing, But he ends up running into the witches and they tell him all of these series of events that will happen, the third witch said “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” it is ironic how right after macbeth killed the king that he became kin. The witches told macbeth that certain events were going to take place which they did. They said that macbeth
Act One, Scene Three What prophecies are given to Macbeth and Banquo by the witches? -The prophecies that were given to Macbeth and Banquo was that he was going to be... --King --Glamis --Banquo’s kids will be future kings How would Macbeth be “lesser than Macbeth and much greater” and “not so happy, yet much happier”? Explain. Which literary device could be used to describe this scene? -A literary device that you could use is a metaphor.
In play Macbeth, Shakespeare reveals that an individual’s great desire for power will lead him/her to perform consequential deeds that will scar his/her conscience and change the outcome of his/her life eternally. Macbeth is informed by three witches that he is going to become king and this initiates Macbeth’s thought of becoming powerful. Macbeth doesn’t act on his thoughts until he tells his wife, Lady Macbeth, that he could become king. Lady Macbeth is extremely power hungry and does all she can to convince Macbeth to be just as desirable as her. Together, they come up with a plan to murder King Duncan, so that Macbeth can become king like the witches foretold.
Before he makes his way home, Macbeth sends a letter to Lady Macbeth stating the happenings with the witches and the message of the king for him; after the witches tell Macbeth of his fate, they vanish into thin air and the messenger of the king comes with the news, confirming the prophecy concerning being the Thane of Cawdor. Lady Macbeth is aware that the path to power is through bloodshed, which she approves and encourages Macbeth to accomplish while they receive King Duncan as a guest in their house. In a scene where Macbeth and Lady Macbeth talk on how they should approach the situation, Macbeth says that he cannot follow through with this scheme for it is against the law of honor to murder a king who has done a country nothing but good and is acting as an honored guest. Lady Macbeth then replies “was the hope drunk Wherein you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since?
Early on in the story it is revealed that Macbeth wants to become the king after listening from the prophecy told by the three wyrd witches. One example is when Macbeth says” Two predictions have come true. The First towards the ultimate goal, the throne!” (1.3.130-135). That proves that Macbeth has a lot of ambition to become the new king and to over throne Duncan. Another quote from Macbeth that shows his sole desire to become king is when he says “If fate says I’ll be king well fate may crown me, without my help” (1.3.
Away, and mock the time with fairest show: False face must hide what the false heart doth know"(1.7.90-93). This shows that Macbeth is fully committed to killing Duncan. By making the decision to kill Duncan Macbeth is speeding up the witches prophecy. This decision leads to Macbeth being crowned