These witches want to cause chaos for their own enjoyment. In the beginning of the play, the Witches come together to discuss what they have been doing. The First Witch decides she is going to make nighttime horrible for the husband of a woman who did her wrong. The witch declares, “I’ th’ shipman’s card./I’ll drain him dry as hay./Sleep shall neither night nor day/Hang upon his penthouse lid./He shall live a man forbid./Weary sev’nnights, nine times nine,/Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine./Though his bark cannot be lost,/ Yet it shall be tempest-tossed” (1.3.18-26). Here the use of “night” is the first in the play and it sets the stage for the chaos that nighttime and the word “night” will come to represent.
She persuades Macbeth into murdering Duncan. Macbeth was reluctant to commit the murder. During Lady Macbeth and Macbeth’s conversation he mentioned, “If we should fail?” (1:7 59) and Lady Macbeth replied with a long statement explaining that they will not fail. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth then configured their plan: Lady Macbeth was to make the guards drunk and ring the bell once it is safe for Macbeth to go kill King Duncan. Once Macbeth completed his mission, he went back to Lady Macbeth with the bloody daggers and proudly stated, “I have done the deed.
The Witches words spark the conflict within the play. Words are also used to inspire people to bring an end to Macbeth’s tyrannical reign. King Duncan’s sons Malcom and Donalbain foresee the danger that Macbeth poses on their lives and they flee to England where they train an army to attack Macbeth at Dunsinane. When Macduff receives news that Macbeth has ordered for his family to be killed he is enraged with
By saying this, Lady Macbeth shows she is determined to kill Duncan in his sleep, and if it didn’t happen, her plans would be ruined. When she says “Th’ attempt and not the deed confounds us”, she describing how bad it would look for people to see an attempted murder, but not success. In saying this, Lady Macbeth shows she is determined to successfully kill Duncan. Macbeth has been having strange dreams recently, so he decides to talk to Lady
In the play of Macbeth, there are some characters that could be responsible for Duncan’s death. I personally think Lady Macbeth is the cause of Duncan's murder. She is the most ambitious to kill the king in the beginning of the play, pressuring Macbeth. Lady Macbeth was persuasive of driving Macbeth to commit the murder. She manipulates him to go through with the murder even though he was very doubtful about it.
Macbeth, Crime and Punishment Macbeth, a warrior, earns the title of Thane of Cawdor early in the play. His wife, Lady Macbeth, wants him to become king like the witches prophesied. They make a plan to kill Duncan while Macbeth starts to kill other people. All this murder begins to weigh heavily on the Macbeth’s and they start going crazy with guilt. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, guilt can punish people even if they are not caught, which is illustrated with the downfall of the Macbeths.
She persuades her husband into killing Duncan by saying, “screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail” (1.7.60--61). By saying this, Lady Macbeth is calling her husband a coward if he does not kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth is motivated by her ambition to gain power by forcing Macbeth to kill Duncan so they can become the new king and queen to rule over everything. By having Duncan killed, it causes Lady Macbeth to get into trouble because Banquo becomes suspicious that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were responsible for Duncan’s
One more story that Poe uses foreshadowing in is “The Cask of Amontillado”. The main character said to the antagonist, “‘it is this’, I answered, producing from beneath the folds of my roquelaire a trowel” (Poe 4). This is foreshadowing because it is hinting to what is going to happen later in the story. Again, this quote covers the captivating aspect of Poe’s writings. But this does ad to the dark aspect as well because the reader knows something bad is going to happen, but the antagonist is unaware.
Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is a dark play full of witchcraft and foreshadowing. Lady Macbeth showed scheming qualities throughout the play which had a lot of influence on her husband, Macbeth. Because of her controlling personality, Macbeth was scared to disappoint her. She was the one who positioned the idea of Duncan’s murder into her husband’s mind where he was succumbed by her supremacies and made the ultimate mistake. It was also her idea to place the blame of Duncan’s death on the soldiers.
This made them start to have ambitions towards the crown, and to kill King Duncan. However, they invited Duncan to their house, and at night Macbeth killed him using a dagger. After that, he became the king. This helped the audience to guess how this prophecy would be fulfilled later on. They would also predict how Macbeth's behaviour surrendered the witches'
However, when the word is directed to Macbeth by Banquo or vice versa, it has meaning to signify impending doom. As in scene 1, the way Macbeth asks Banquo “Goes Fleance with you” makes Macbeth suspicious as if he is trying to learn too much about their ride. He seems to plan a murder of them both during the nighttime when they return, giving night a bad connotation. This usage of night also continues onto scene 2 when Macbeth hints at Banquo’s murder to Lady Macbeth. Here, for Macbeth only, night has a positive meaning to him as his worries and miseries would be ended when Banquo is killed off in the night.