After the three murderers killed Banquo, they go to recount the news to Macbeth. Showing no reaction to the news of his former comrade’s death, Macbeth only thinks of himself: “Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect” (Shakespeare 99). Macbeth, asking if Fleance is dead, is only tormented after hearing that Fleance escaped and remains a threat to his crown. Macbeth’s quick transition of concern from Banquo to Fleance exhibits his disregard to the people close to him, a distinct behavior often tied to sociopathic people.
The cracks in the Macbeth’s “false face” begin to show after the murder, focusing on the symbol of blood concerning which Macbeth exclaims “Will all great Neptune 's ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas in incarnadine, Making the green one red.” (Pg. 183; 2.2.61). Macbeth recognizes the magnitude of his actions seeing that no matter how hard he may scrub there will always be a blood stain beneath the surface for having done such a terrible crime, something which will only build throughout the rest of the play. With this mindset, Macbeth becomes the one who takes the commanding role in the murder of Banquo, taking his own initiative by sending the murderers after his former friend and his son.
Not only is this murder different in terms of reasoning, but the consequence itself proved to be a complete backfire as Macduff, fueled with rage, returns to England to end Macbeth’s life. Following the metaphorical trail of blood, each murder presents a new and more developed stage of dementia. “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, / Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword / His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls / That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool; / This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool (IV, i, 150-154). The first murder of King Duncan only sealed Macbeth’s paranoia and served as a foundation for the murders of Banquo and Macduff’s family.
He murdered King Duncan to fulfill the witches’ first prophecy to become king, kills Banquo because his family was destined to become rulers over Scotland, and kills all of Macduff's family. The whole story seems to be about Macbeth and all of his efforts to get and keep the throne. Macbeth is definitely a guilty person and is shameful for his action but this is one of the main reasons that he is a fascinating character. Macbeth is described as a warrior honored by the king. Duncan called Macbeth “golden” (1:7,33).
Sophocles use of foreshadowing shows the audience what terrible things will happen due to Oedipus killing his father and marrying his mother. In part 1, Tiresias tells Oedipus “ I say you are the murder you are seeking” ,as a not so subtle way of telling Oedipus he is his father’s killer ,but Oedipus dismisses him as insane. In part 2, Oedipus declares he will punish the man responsible for the plague in Thebes , “I ban this man whoever he is,from all land over which i hold power and throne.” but he the only way for the plague to end is
This shows that whining for her is a sign of a insecure man. Othello’s crazy side kicks in later in his mission to kill Desdemona. In act 5 Othello is in a room with desdemona about to kill her and his logic is so she can not flirt with other men. Othello explains to desdemona “It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul./ Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars,/ It is the cause. Yet I’ll not shed her blood,/Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow/ And smooth as monumental alabaster./ Yet she must die, else she’ll betray more men (Act V. Lines 1-6).
He changes from trustworthy, courageous and brave to feeling guilty, afraid and unreliable. We find out that Macbeth is transitioning from bad to evil wen he kills Banquo, his loyal partner, when Macbeth killed Banquo, he, became guilty, and started hallucinating of Banquo sitting in his chair. After the death of Banquo, he finds out that Macduff is helping Malcolm build an army, so he sends his murderers to kill Macduff’s Family. At the end of the play, he says ‘Out, out, brief candle, life’s but a waling shadow. Here Macbeth is considering whether life is meaningful.
Macbeth Literary Analysis In Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, blood is a reoccurring image that is used to add meaning to the plot, however, the meaning changes as the plot progresses. Blood, which commonly signifies the essence of life, can also be used to represent just the opposite. The image of blood is used heavily in Macbeth to represent bravery, guilt, and reflect changes in the characters throughout the play. It is first used to denote bravery when the captain dies defending Duncan’s son, the meaning then changes to guilt after Macbeth murders the king and feels eternal guilt for what he has done, and finally the image of blood reflects changes in the minds of the characters as their guilty consciences continues to haunt them. The first
He does not take this as a warning and believes that he is going to be king forever and that woods cannot move and that he will be the king until he dies. Macduff, lit up the Great Birnam woods on fire and moved along with it. Making it seem the Great Birnam woods were coming forward. Macbeth saw this and feared due to the weird sisters prophecy coming true. Macduff and Macbeth get in a battle.
Hamlet is flooded with emotions at the death of his father and seeks revenge. This leads to many emotion-powered decisions to happen throughout the play. First off, Hamlet lies to and manipulates Ophelia in the play. Hamlet is on a mission to kill Claudius to get revenge for his father’s death. Hamlet commits to the revenge seeking of murdering King Claudius when he writes “So, uncle, there you are.