After hearing from the prophecy from the Weird Sisters, Macbeth realizes his potential to become king of Scotland. His ambition and wife drive him to take action and kill King Duncan. “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself and falls on the other— (1.7.25-28)” Although Macbeth handled the murdered the of King Duncan very well, he did leave some holes in which people could figure out that he did kill Macbeth. For example he kills the guards which causes Macduff and the other
Obviously, Macbeth’s own actions have resulted in the tragedy of his demise. Shakespeare has represented the downfall of a once great man, however, Macbeth maintains redeeming qualities in order to engage the audience and evoke sympathy. This is reflected in Act 5 when Macbeth refuses to fight MacDuff, saying ‘My soul is much too charged with blood of thine already’. His courageous refusal to spill anymore blood of MacDuff’s family enables the audience to sympathise with Macbeth, and the use of emotive language thereby invokes a sense of devastation when he eventually reaches his death. Evidently, Macbeth’s actions were pivotal in the preceding
Later in the play when Macduff was informed of Macbeths actions against his family, Macduff knew Macbeth was no longer suited to be king over Scotland. “Front to front bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself. Within my sword’s length set him. If he scape, Heaven forgive him too.” (Macbeth, IV, iii, 235-238). The other acts of ambition by Macbeth had a very noticeable impact on the main characters.
Throughout this sinister story, terror proved to be the most potent force in influencing the actions made by its characters. Macbeth, and all those defying his rule were driven by dread. Macbeth’s thirst for power was speedily overtaken by paranoia after murdering King Duncan, resulting in him having even his best friend murdered, not to mention Macduff’s wife and children. We know Macbeth killed his best friend from how he spoke of him in the following lines: “There is none but he/ Whose being
It certainly wasn’t the same Macbeth who considered weighing his values before murdering the king. His wife who coaxed him to take up the task with her witty arguments is then abandoned to suffer in her own illness. At the end these two partners in crime separate their ways and burn in the fire of guilt
After he killed Duncan, he heard voices talking about what he did and told Lady Macbeth. He told her what the voices where saying and was starting to lose his mind. For the duration of the play, Macbeth faces some type of internal conflict after he does something, and as the conflicts affect him, it proceeds to corrupt him in every way possible. In The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the author proposes Macbeths internal struggles through paradox, conflict, and fate in order to show how human corruption is prevalent.
Macbeth had took the two men if they didn’t continue with this mission, they weren’t known as men. Macbeth was too insane to kill another man, but instead he hired two men to proceed the job, This leads to the downfall of Macbeth because it’s affecting him, making him lose his mind more than he is. Shakespeare’s message proves that Macbeth is going overboard with this kingly title. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth had a banquet with the lords and Macbeth had seen Banquo’s ghost at the dinner table, thinking it was full but others thought he was going insane and:/ “were the graced of our Banquo present, who may I rather challenge for unkindness than pity for mischance” (Shakespeare 3.4.47-49).Macbeth was starting to believe Banquo was still present but in reality he wasn’t. The decisions Macbeth is choosing to continue with is affecting the way he’s thinking and living his life.
In William Shakespeare's, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth is a noble warrior who had to kill the king, Duncan, in order to take the crown due to prophecies he was told by the witches. After the murder many people were suspicious of Macbeth including his friend Banquo. Macbeth knows the prophecy of Banquo as well, he shall be father of kings, and since Macbeth is king he has to do something about that. He hires murderers to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. The audience is supposed to accept Banquo's ghost as a fantasy representing Macbeth's guilty conscience.
“O, yet I do repent me of my fury, that I did kill them” (Shakespeare). The quote shows the significance of the rapid change of events that were executed in a short period of time. The first perception that the audience saw of Macbeth was that he was ashamed of having done such a deed as killing his ruler. In what could’ve been just an hour later, Macbeth had killed 2 more innocent men, not only to cover his story from the guards giving a defense of the incident but to give himself a better status as the kings rightful defender for his death. On page 39, Macbeth states, “The expedition of my violent love outrun the pauser reason.