This ambitious nature and craving for power is also demonstrated only moments after hearing the witches, when he starts formulating a plan to kill Duncan in order to make the third prophecy come true. “If good, why do I yield to that suggestion[killing Duncan]/Whose horrid image doth unify my hair” (I, III, 144-145). This quote indicates that the force of ambition is so strong within Macbeth that even he himself cannot understand why it is making him think of killing Duncan. Likewise, Macbeth’s ambition to become king is further emphasized after Duncan names his son Malcolm as his successor. Here, Macbeth says that he will have to “oerleap,/For in my way it [Malcolm] it lies” (I, III, 55-57).
This quote is imperative to the scene and the play, as it reveals insight towards Macbeth’s thoughts and his characterization. The Shakespearian metaphor likens the snake to the threats that loom over Macbeth’s throne according to himself. Macbeth acknowledges that although they may have the throne, their authority is not entirely protected yet. Moreover, this quote also illustrates the extreme paranoia that has begun to eat upon Macbeth’s mind and has rendered him with excessive anxiety. Furthermore, at this point, Macbeth wishes to wipe out Banquo, as the witches had predicted that he would be the father to the new line of Kings, thus indicating that Banquo and his lineage would usurp the throne from him.
Equivocation is a weapon that grants significant power over a situation to its caster by enabling them to reveal the true intentions of the victim and manipulate their action with the results depending on the intent of the equivocator. In the beginning of the play, the witches set forth the tragic actions to follow by using equivocation on Macbeth. These wicked beings manage to accomplish tempting Macbeth, drawing out his desire for kingship, engineering the death of Duncan. Firstly, the author shows this through Banquo’s caution to Macbeth for considering the plausibility of the Witches’ equivocal prophecies using tropology and rhetoric. Sensing Macbeth’s growing obsession with the prophecies, he compares the witches to “instruments of darkness [who] tell us truths/ Win us with
He decides his final decision by the push of Lady Macbeth. He tells her, “I am settled, and bend up/ Each corporal agent to this terrible feat” (I.7.79-80). Macbeth end ups murdering the king due to Lady Macbeth pushing his flaw even more. Banquo’s fate, on the other hand, was that his descendants were to become kings. Macbeth's flaw makes him become paranoid about Banquo’s children being king because he wants the throne for his own descendants and not his.
She insults him and calls him a coward while also questioning his manhood which makes Macbeth come to a realization that not killing the king is the way of a coward and he is motivated to carry out the plan and murder the king because of Lady Macbeth’s insults and speech that she gives him. By successfully persuading Macbeth into murdering the king this shows that Lady Macbeth is controlling towards people and she can be a very manipulative person. It shows that she is the type of person that gets things done by manipulating other people to do her dirty work for her. Lady Macbeth can simply achieve her own goals by getting into anyone’s head and turning their own conscience against them in, which is essentially what she did to her husband. Macbeth would have never went through with killing King Duncan if Lady Macbeth had never persuaded him because he really does have a soft heart and is good and honorable.
If I were to put her into words, it would be deception. She wants power for herself and is using Macbeth to get that power she lusts for. She accuses him of “ [Living] a coward in thy own self esteem”(LL Lady Macbeth (Macbeth’s Castle)). Implying that he is being a coward by not taking hold of the prophecy and carrying through with his plan. This is his wife and the woman he loves.
Already, the idea arrives in his head despite the fact that it is a horrid image to him. Even though he decides to leave it up to fate, Macbeth considers the thought of murdering to get what he wants. Further, since just prior to this Ross and Angus, two kingsmen, reveal that he is now the Thane of Cawdor, causing the first part of the prophecy to come true, Macbeth’s conflict of how to get the kingship will start to impend. Moreover, when Duncan proclaims Malcolm, his son, as the prince of Cumberland and his successor, it begins the start of
Macbeth states to Lady Macbeth, “we will proceed no further in this business” (I, VII) since he almost finally decides to refuse to kill Duncan. However, Lady Macbeth uses different manipulative methodologies towards Macbeth and persuades him to consult the killing of Duncan. “So green and pale” (I, VII), Lady Macbeth even called him a coward. From the same scene, she mentions, “From this time, such I account thy love”, implying that if Macbeth cant stay steady concerning the murder of the king, then she will consider his love for her to be as similarly conflicting. Later in scene, Lady Macbeth states that if she had made such a promise as Macbeth did to her, she would “dash the brains out” of her own child as “it was smiling in her fail”.
After the victory of Banquo and Macbeth against the king 's traitor Macdonwald the witches presence contract the vibe of manipulation seeking Macbeth as its next victim. As they encounter with Macbeth and Banquo, they start-off questioning the trio of leery ladies. "look not like the inhabitants of the earth, / And yet are on it"; they seem to understand him, and yet he cannot be sure; they "should be women," and yet they are bearded. One by one the witches told Macbeth his upcoming abundance of power leaving him immensely petrified. As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration.
And dashed the brains out.’ (Act 1. Scene 7. Line 59), She says this to show and prove her willingness to see Macbeth become king and how she will eliminate anyone who stands in her way. She hopes by saying this that he will become cold blooded and tough, hopefully encouraging him to take the same oath and erase any possible feeling of guilt. This presents an evil wickedness within her character which could be interpreted as being