I believe this is an example of how love is presented in the play as Macbeth is in love with the idea of his success. Macbeth goes to great risks in order to obtain his power, some of these risks even consist of killing and sacrifice. In order for Macbeth to stay true to the word of the Witches, he takes matters into his own hands. Therefore, Macbeth needs to kill the current king in order for him to seize the title. In Act 1, Scene 4, Macbeth quotes “Let not light see my black and deep desires.” This quote speaks about the desire Macbeth has to kill King Duncan as he claims that no light is shining, therefore, no one is able to see the gruesome desires within him (the murder of Duncan).
King Hamlet’s ghost informs Hamlet that he must, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther.” (Murder.) He says that it was a “…Murther most foul.” These words cause Hamlet to feel the desire to seek revenge. He wants to know the true story of his father’s death and then he will speedily exact the revenge his father’s ghost
She encourages Macbeth to kill king Duncan in order to ensure that he will be king. She is cruel and insults his manhood. She is motivated by greed and evil. She even tells Macbeth that the blood on his hands will wash away after he kills king duncan. As the events of the play take place and she plans and participates with Macbeth in the murders of king Duncan and his chamberlains, she begins to struggle with guilt and the conflict between good and evil.
It is not a manichean word: “our life is a mingled yarn, good and evil together” (All’s Well that Ends Well). In short,driven to becoming King, Macbeth will kill all and any that get in his way. He puts his faith in the words and prophesies of three witches, after their first one (that he will become Thane of Cawdor) comes through. Macbeth's wife, Lady Macbeth, is instrumental is Macbeth's ambition, egging him on when he fears he has gone too far, and scheming of
She emasculates Macbeth and challenges his bravery, which to him is the essence of a being a man, "coward." Compelling her husband by giving him an ultimatium, be a coward or kill the king. Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. God 's divine order is disturbed as Macbeth challenges God by killing the God appointed King and assuming the role for himself in his quest for power. Later on in the play, Macbeth asserts his right over Lady Macbeth, flipping their dynamic, and distances himself from her,"be innocent of the knowlded dearest chuck."
I am afraid to think what I have done; look on 't again I dare not” (Shakespeare 169). Macbeth is expressing his guilt to Lady Macbeth by saying that he refuses to let the recurring thought of the murder come across his mind once again. He is too scared to keep reliving the moment over and over. This is another instance that leads to Lady Macbeth being more guilty as a result of making Macbeth eliminate Duncan. In this, the reader can tell that Macbeth wasn’t sure he wanted to murder Duncan to the guilt due to the guilt that Macbeth expresses throughout the
One line that states Macbeth is forceful is when Macbeth states “To become king myself, I’m either going to have to step over him or give up, because he’s in my way”. One line that states Macbeth is avarice is when Macbeth says “Now I’m decided, and I will exert every muscle in my body to commit this crime.” which he referring to killing King Duncan so that he can be King next because that is what the three witches told him. Both Macbeth and Hermia make bad decisions
Here Macbeth realises that what the witches have told him are still a fantasy, yet he starts to think about murdering the king to become king himself. Macbeth even admits that his actions are restrained by his thoughts and speculations; that the only things that matter to him are things that do not really exist. Being king is what matters to him the most at the moment, but it is yet to be a reality as he thinks he must kill the king for him to claim his crown. At this point, Macbeth has a selfish aspiration and he starts to show his corrupted nature. The witches never mention murder, yet Macbeth jumps to that conclusion.
His Sewell 1 actions are understandable because his father was killed and he is planning his revenge slowly yet surely against his uncle. Even though his father tells him not to hurt his mother “ Against thy mother aught. Leave her to heaven and to those thorns that i her bosom lodge to prick and sting her.” (1.5.86-8). This is when Hamlet is started to be questioned of whether he has truly lost his mind. His other cause for insanity comes from Ophelia.
By Act III, Macbeth has accepted Banquo posses a great threat to his kingdom and is no longer his friend. The witches ' prophecies come back as Macbeth questions whether his actions were for his benefit or those of Banquo 's sons. Macbeth 's soliloquy reveals the extent of his character 's change: power and guilt have consumed his conscience, he 's become deranged and paranoid over irrational fears, and he displays characteristics opposite of those from earlier acts. All these elements expose a new Macbeth. Power has corrupted Macbeth 's mind.