As soon as Lady Macbeth finds out that Duncan, the king of Scotland, is coming to their castle, she acts crazy, wants to be “[unsexed] and [filled] from the crown to the toe topfull of direst cruelty” since her husband has received a prophecy that he will become king (Shakespeare 1.5.40-41). 6. She wants to be filled with direst cruelty because later on in the play, she has the idea of killing Duncan but can perform better with the mortal thoughts she is asking for. 7. This action shows the reader a lot about how Lady Macbeth becomes evil and mysterious in act one and
Unhae Langis, once wrote that, “Lady Macbeth evokes shame in him [Macbeth] to get him back into the contest.” By constantly shaming her husband, Lady Macbeth holds a great amount of control on the way he sees himself. Macbeth’s actions are ultimately based on pleasing his wife. When Macbeth informs his wife on the witches prophecies, she does not believe that Macbeth is strong enough to do whatever it takes to be the new king of Scotland. In Act I, Scene 5 of Macbeth, Shakespeare writes, “Yet
In fact, he begins as a valiant leader only serving Duncan’s wishes to win a battle against a rebellious force. After this battle, he receives a new title which fuels his ambition and causes him to think of immoral ways to seize what he so passionately believes is his: the throne. Macbeth is then led to spin a web of lies to cover up his previous actions and ultimately becomes a deceitful tyrant. In total,, his strive for success got him very far, but it also revealed something in him that is universally human which is the desire for more power. Like Macbeth, not all of humanity is fit to serve since with great power comes incredible amounts of responsibility.
Later on in the play Lady Macbeth finds out Duncan will be staying the night with her and her husband. As soon as she gets this news she starts planning out how they're going to kill Duncan. Meanwhile Macbeth feels guilt and states “[h]e’s here in double trust: first, as I am kinsman and his subject strong both against the deed; then as his host”(I.7.12-14). During this time period when people were guests at a house the host was supposed to feed and protect their guests. Also meaning Duncan was the king also made it even more wrong to kill him.
Her response was, “Why did you bring these daggers from the place? They must lie there. Go carry them, and smear the sleepy grooms with blood.” (Macbeth, Act II Scene II; Lines 61-63) Macbeth replies with, “I’ll go no more: I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on’t again I dare not.” (Macbeth, Act II Scene II; Lines 64-65) His response to what Lady Macbeth told him to do tells the readers that he feels bitter about what he just did. Since Macbeth does not take the dagger back, Lady Macbeth takes it upon herself to plant the daggers back beside the chamberlains. This action shows that she is not afraid to do dirty work in order to have power, which also is a sign she is more evil.
In act two the flaw of betrayal continues when Macbeth decides to kill duncan and take his spots as king of Scotland. Macbeth and lady Macbeth make this plan up to kill the king were she would signal Macbeth by ringing s bell when the king has fell asleep Macbeth hears the bell and says “Duncan; for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell.” This means he is on the way to kill Duncan to fulfill his prophecy. After Macbeth does the deed he doesn 't feel like he is
In the Shakespearean play The Tragedy of Macbeth, which as far as we know takes place in Scotland in the 1300’s, or there about. In act two at Macbeth’s castle Inverness, Macbeth tells his wife that three witches gave him a prophecy that he would be king. So they devise a plan to kill the king and blame it on the guards. Macbeth invites King Duncan to his Castle for a party where they party until early morning. Originally, Macbeth changed his mind about killing the king, but his wife talked him into it.
“Out, damned spot! out, I say!...Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him”(Macbeth, 5.1.39-45). At this point in the play King Duncan’s son Malcolm has returned with an army and is ready to fight Macbeth. At first Macbeth was not scared but he then sees that the wood shields they have are made from the woods the witches warned him about, “ Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come against him” (Macbeth,
And later, he proves himself to be more than trustworthy when he pledges his allegiance to Malcolm and serves Macbeth’s head on a stake. In the end, he reverses the disruption of the Great Chain of Beings, bringing order back to the great nation of Scotland. The transition of the word “kingship” changes throughout the story when different monarch come into power, and depending on the royal personage, the kingdom will either be one of goodness, or one of corruption. A good leader, such as Macbeth, is not a good king; however, a good king, that is Duncan, is a good leader. So crown or king means: being a king, a king’s
Beware of the Tragedy of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare. Since “Macbeth’’ was told that he was going to be king by three witches.He was motivated by his evil wife Lady Macbeth to kill any and everything to get all the power including his cousin the king Duncan creating a lot of tragedy throughout the play. Once Macbeth found out that he was going to be king some day, he started about thinking about the good and bad things,like being the man for the job, ruling Scotland,making other people work for him, and being rich and famous. His wife also starts planning and getting him motivated by thinking about how they will be the best couple in town.Their hopes were super high that they couldn 't wait any longer.So the evil thoughts in lady