First is the prophecy that the three witches proclaim to him and Banquo in the forest. This occasion is what starts the entire debate of possessing power or not through violence. Next is Lady Macbeth for the reason that she is thinking of the benefits being the queen will have. Lastly, Macbeth’s own ambition of gaining power and seeking the love he does not wish to be lost from his wife compels him to accomplish the cowardly act of murdering King Duncan while he is asleep. So far, Shakespeare wanted the audience to not necessarily villainize Macbeth, but see him in a bad
As soon as she heard Macbeth’s prophecy, she was willing to do anything to get him into the position of king. She was even willing to aid in the murder of innocent people who stood in the way of Macbeth’s ascension to the crown like, King Duncan. Her greed led to Macbeth’s downfall. When Macbeth stated that he was questioning his intentions to kill the king, she pushed him and assisted in the plotting. “We will proceed no further in this business.
At the beginning of the play Shakespeare describes Macbeth as a hero. But however, his ambition overcame his good nature when the three witches professed Macbeth a prophecy and it caused Macbeth to believe everything they said. When they told him he would one day be king of Scotland, he decided to take the bloody path, which gradually led him to more power. Macbeth’s power and ambition unfortunately
If both the leading characters can plot to hide their evil plans behind pretty smiles, can they not fool each other with their smiles? Although there is hardly any proof of it within the text but macbeth’s change of behavior towars lady Macbeth after getting the crown shows how much he has moved forward since the first time his hands had shaken at the thought of a murder. After duncan’s murder lady Macbeth was never involved in any of his plans. Towards the end he even says that he had almost forgotten the taste of fear. It certainly wasn’t the same Macbeth who considered weighing his values before murdering the king.
Enough.” Macbeth goes out of his way in an attempt to change fate and orders the murder of Macduff’s entire family. “He has kill'd me, mother: Run away, I pray you!” This drives Macduff to take revenge by killing Macbeth fulfilling the prophecy and ending Macbeth’s life. If Macbeth did not have so much ambition, he would not have visited the witches or even try to kill Macduff’s family. These two events demonstrate how Macbeth’s great ambition resulted in his downfall. Macbeth could’ve saved himself if he did not kill Banquo and Macduff’s family.
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
Some events in life are purely dictated by fate, we have no knowledge to guide our decisions. These events only fate. Macbeth being killed by Macduff is only fate, there were no knowledgeable decisions that guided Macduff’s actions. There was a full army that was attacking Macbeth’s stronghold. It is just fate that Macduff a man born by c-section would be the one who meets Macbeth.
Because of this Macbeth acts unselfishly and makes an effective hero. Before Macbeth receives a daunting prophecy he is described as “Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel” (1.2.17) on the battlefield. Macbeth does not know how the battle he 's fighting will end and is left to his own devices. He wins something that it seems like he shouldn 't have won. The general’s actions and decisions lead to his victorious outcome of the fight and he is hailed as a hero, showing that Macbeth 's fate is based off his own free will.
Ross, here says that ambition is the reason Malcolm murdered Duncan, and that has as a result Macbeth will become king. Ross was correct in that, ambition was the cause of the murder, and that Macbeth would become king, he just didn’t know Macbeth was the usurper at this time. Then, at the end of the play, Macduff kills Macbeth. This happens because Macbeth wanted to remain in power, and so he killed Macduff’s family, resulting in his own death. “O, I could play the woman with mine eyes, and braggart with my tongue!
As Macduff sought out men to fight for the throne, he spoke of Macbeth’s treachery as follows: “Each new morn/ new widows howl, new orphans cry” (IV.iii.4-5). Macduff obviously thought terrible things of Macbeth, and blamed him for killing many men and causing grief throughout his kingdom. This makes Macbeth a tyrant and murderer, and having a tyrannical ruler like that causes fear in a nation’s people. This is shown before Macbeth went out to battle as he orders, “Send out more horses. Skirr the country round.