Present fears are less than horrible imaginings” (1.3.150). The show that Macbeth thought has terrify himself that he think in order to the prophecy come true he has to kill King Duncan. After Lady Macbeth has found out about the witches’ prophecy of Macbeth latter. Her strong desire and ambition of power has led Macbeth to assassinate Duncan by insulted him “wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem 'st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting “I
While reading Macbeth, it starts to show how Macbeth gets into these situations. The conflicts he created all lead with his own ambition. An expectation was set in his head when the witches said he would become the king of Scotland. At this point of the play everything unravels dramatically. The theme of the play's tragedy and ambition.
Unhae Langis, once wrote that, “Lady Macbeth evokes shame in him [Macbeth] to get him back into the contest.” By constantly shaming her husband, Lady Macbeth holds a great amount of control on the way he sees himself. Macbeth’s actions are ultimately based on pleasing his wife. When Macbeth informs his wife on the witches prophecies, she does not believe that Macbeth is strong enough to do whatever it takes to be the new king of Scotland. In Act I, Scene 5 of Macbeth, Shakespeare writes, “Yet
At the first stage, a Captain describes Macbeth as a loyal subject dedicated to serve King Duncan. As time passes when the three witches prophesy his fate, this causes the shifting his perception of integrity. Ultimately, Macbeth loses his integrity and meets his downfall due to his lust for power. Shakespeare introduces the audience to the concept of integrity by comparing Macbeth, a man rich in integrity, to Macdonwald, a man with poor integrity. The Captain’s monologue precisely states conditions of the battle and further goes into describing Macdonwald’s character to King Duncan.
In William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, the leading motif, ambition, equally serves as the catalyst for Macbeth’s demise. Throughout the play, Shakespeare gradually exposes Macbeth’s weak character and internal darkness as he presents Macbeth with the seductive illusion of power and ambition. Macbeth’s ambition turned him from a noble Thane to a murdering King, encouraged by his wife until his tender character turned ruthless, and eventually led to the final deaths Lady Macbeth and himself. In the beginning of Macbeth, the protagonist possessed respectable qualities. Similar to Oedipus, Macbeth desired to save their kingdoms either from the plague or Scottish traitors.
He becomes the thane of Coward, as predicted by the three witches. Since Macbeth has got his prophecies of getting all the power, which that lead him a striving man. The three witches (the weird sisters) had gave him the prophecies which turned Macbeth into a single- minded and ruthless man. An encounter with the three witches’ changes everything to Macbeth, Macbeth premonition said “shalt be king hereafter,” (Shakespeare 1.4 22-24) Which triggers ambition and murderous consequences. Which saying everything will come
(Act I, scene iv). Later on, when he finally becomes king, he starts to worry about the witches’ last prediction – that Banquo’s sons will one day take the throne. He is no longer satisfied with just being the king and now wants his legacy to continue. This dangerous combination of paranoia and ambition plays a significant role in sparking the chain of events that would lead to his own downfall.
After meeting with the witches and hearing his prophecy, Macbeth starts to think about what it would be like to be king of Scotland. He decides to write to his wife, Lady Macbeth, who holds this dark ambition inside of her. She tells Macbeth that he is a coward and that he must do whatever it takes to become king of Scotland. This dark ambition is first shown in act one scene four when Macbeth says, “This is a step on which I must fall down... which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.” Lady Macbeth plays an enormous part in Macbeth’s mental corruption. After murdering Duncan,
Superstition is “a belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck,” or “a belief that certain events of things will bring good or bad luck.” (Merriam-Webster’s Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary) Macbeth by William Shakespeare is one of the book which describes superstitions and supernatural powers well. In Macbeth, Macbeth gets a prophecy, which he will be a king, from three witches, kills the King of Scotland and becomes a king. Even though he feels guilt, he tries to maintain the crown. At the end, the prince of Scotland and the nobles invade against Macbeth, and Macduff kills him. Supernatural forces in Macbeth, such as the three witches and their prophecies, cause Macbeth to murder the king, Duncan, and to embark on a path that ultimately leads to further tragedy.