William Shakespeare wrote Macbeth. It is considered one of its most powerful and darkest tragedies; the play dramatizes the psychological and political corrosive effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to satisfy the ambition for power. Macbeth tells a story of crime and punishment mixed with witchcraft. Covered in the deceitful prophecies of the Weird Sisters, Macbeth decides to assassinate his king and take the crown. Aware of the horror to which he surrenders, he forges his terrible destiny and believing himself invincible and eternal.
Unleashing His Demons: Blame in Macbeth The difficulty humans experience when trying to resist resorting to violence is remarkable. From noble disputes to trivia night bar fights, violence is an alluring tool. In William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, the titular Macbeth is unable to resist the seductive nature of darker impulses. Spurred on by a trio of witches and his wife, Macbeth murders his liege, King Duncan, and becomes King of Scotland. He rules as a tyrant and his paranoia and bloodlust lead him further into evil.
Power presents itself in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” by William Shakespeare, through Macbeth being pushed by power to do horrific actions; to illuminate that the thirst for power pulls people away from who they truly are. Power presents itself in the character, Macbeth; it shows that the thirst for power drives him mad. Power shifts ones characteristics from being a loyal and brave to a person who is bloodthirsty and reckless and will harm anyone and anything that steps in the path to becoming king. Foreshadowing is used a ton throughout “ The Tragedy of Macbeth” in the play Macbeth’s foreshadowed that he is soon to be king and hold such great power and is rifle ruler. Macbeth visits three horrifying witches that tell his prophecies that will behold him in the future.
Perhaps even more gruesome and revolting is when Macbeth becomes furious with Macduff’s treason and says, “I’ll put a sword to his wife, children and all unfortunate souls who might follow him.” Macbeth is so delusional to keep his power that he is willing to kill an innocent family to preserve his throne. Macbeth ends up killing Macduff’s entire family, and this leads to Macduff vowing to get vengeance against Macbeth for his cowardly actions. This shows the impact that power had on Macbeth, and the fear of Macbeth that changed peoples’ lives
Furthermore, there are many people who have a strong desire for a new king. Even if Macbeth is stuck on the end of Malcolm’s sword, worse evil will be placed upon Scotland than before. During this moment in the play Malcolm and Macduff are trying to gather troops to go to kill Macbeth. Killing Macbeth will stop more blood being shed and may cure the “gashes” of Scotland. Macbeth's concupiscence which originates from his guilt, represented by blood, causes him to destroy his own life and crumble the nation of scotland along with
In the play Macbeth, Macbeth’s fate is what drives him to his decisions for both power and greed. This is portrayed when Macbeth when he kills Banquo and his son because his greed sees them as a threat to his throne, killing the king for power above all mortals, and his fate ultimately leading to his death and freeing time. Macbeth has done countless sins in order to keep his rightful position as king, though his greed for power has led to him killing his best friend Banquo because the witches have predicted that Banquo’s descendants will be king. “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none.” (I,iii,68) this quote that the witches say is their prediction that Macbeth will be king but Banquo’s descendants will be granted King after Macbeth. This leads Macbeth to hire henchmen in order to take out Banquo and his son in order to keep his power above all.
It shows that the witches have control because he has became king of Scotland but he had to fill his hands with innocent people’s blood to get there. Now that he has gotten to his dark ambition he can not have a happy life because of all the guilt and paranoia he
Macbeth being boastful about murdering all of Macduff’s family is camouflaging his true fears towards his pathway to the throne. Macduff succeeds in his long intentions to kill Macbeth, and does so within his own hands. To sum up, the path that Macbeth is choosing to become king comes with consequences of how emotions are handled during conflicting
At the beginning of the play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth learns that he will become King. When he realised he could be the leader, the power he desperately craves motivates him to alter his character. “Tis unnatural, Even like the deed that's done.” (2.4.6-14) The Old Man in the play says this after they found King Duncan brutally murdered. This proves that the death was unnatural and it was in fact a murder, a murder by Macbeth. The scottish general was not only out of character but absorbed by his lust of the throne, Macbeth’s yearning for authority was pushed by the witches