Compelling her husband by giving him an ultimatum, be a coward or kill the king. Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. You could argue that when he ‘wore the Thane of Cawdor’s robes’ he became a traitor like the Thane of Cawdor. His traitorous actions would have been met with death at that time. God's divine order is disturbed as Macbeth challenges God by killing the God appointed King and assuming the role for himself in his quest for power.
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.
Macbeth recognizes that this means the prophecy cannot come true despite the Thane of Cawdor prediction becoming a reality. This displeases him greatly despite the fact that the king has bestowed upon him a great honor. He feels that because the witches said it that it must be true no matter what the consequences in the future are. This is a leading factor that causes Macbeth to decide to murder King Duncan. Macbeth consciously makes the decision to commit treason and knows that it will have consequences.
She even calls upon the dark spirits to take away her soft womanliness. The Witches use words to spark the deep desire within Macbeth to become king. They prophesize that he will one day become king, but, they also prophesize that although Banquo may not be king himself he will produce a long line of heirs to the throne. Macbeth sees this as a threat and he ultimately ends up murdering Banquo and his family. The Witches words spark the conflict within the play.
And the third witch stats, “all hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter”. When Ross and Angus said to Macbeth you will be the king of the Crowder. Then, Macbeth believed the three witches after the second prophecy was proven. In addition, Macbeth’s weakness is seen when his wife influences over him to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth who lusts for power and position.
In search for power with the help of the witches’ foreshadowing predictions, Macbeth realizes that Banquo is a true threat to his pathway to power, so he concludes: “Banquo, thy soul’s flight/,if it find heaven, must find it out tonight” (3.1.146-147). Influenced by his aspiration for power, “Macbeth forgets about his friends and the value of their friendships and is willing to, and does kill them if it means his position as king isn’t secure, or won’t be secure” (Kesur). As a fellow companion of Macbeth’s, the readers view Banquo as a trustworthy friend but the ambition that Macbeth obtains from this situation reaches its height when he decides to kill his noble and trustworthy friend. To continue this determination for power, the witches use repetition to reassure Macbeth of the colossal amount power he obtains when they all say, “All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!
Both, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth want power, however, Macbeth does not to be free of his human traits. Lady Macbeth wants the spirits to come and take her all femininity away. Lady Macbeth believes becoming a man, stripped of personality traits she will be able to commit the evil deed and kill the King for power. Moreover, she will not feel pity or empathy while
Macbeth was not fit to be a king with his ambitious mind set. When the witches told Macbeth about the future and him becoming king. Macbeth went to great lengths to make sure they came true. The witches just told him facts, they did not tell Macbeth how they would come about. Macbeth was responsible for his own actions when killing King Duncan, the guards, and his best friend Banquo.
Therefore Lady Macbeth starts on a campaign to convince Macbeth to kill Duncan. She uses tactics that involve insulting his manhood, and making sexual incentives if he were to kill the king. But when Macbeth starts to have second thoughts she says, “What beast was ’t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; and to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man.”(1.7, 47-51) Here is where Lady Macbeth pushed him over the edge by saying that if he kills him he will be more of a man, but if he doesn’t he will be something lesser. She is swaying him away from talking himself out of killing his friend and
He no sooner achieves the feat than he allows the “double-tongues” of the witches to alter his social ranking in the society. The original reason to kill is the throne. He no sooner achieves that than he realises the enormity of the task ahead as he only paves the way for the children of Banquo to become kings since he has no one to succeed him. In the course of assassinating Banquo, he enlists the services of murderers. This reveals the level of degeneration of Macbeth.
Macbeth’s rough journey towards taking over the throne cuts through many hard objectives. The first objective, which is a sign for further objectives, is the murder of the former king, Duncan. The beginning of the plan to kill Duncan starts with the old witches prophesying that Macbeth will take over the throne. Macbeth wants to follow this prophecy due to his true ambitions. However, the prophecy is followed only because his wife, Lady Macbeth leads Macbeth through this decision.
In addition, the witches’ apparitions also play a slight part in Macbeth’s decision making. When Macbeth is told by the first vision that he needs to beware of Macduff, his fears are confirmed that Macduff is a threat. When Macbeth is told this, he decides to kill Macduff’s family (Mac IV.i.71-74). Just like the witches, the apparition does not force Macbeth to act upon what he has been told, but still steers Macbeth towards violent
I believe Macbeth could not have became ruler without the influence of Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth’s personality and drive to become queen helped push Macbeth to new limits that even he did not believe were within his abilities, such as murdering Duncan to take the throne. Lady Macbeth helped encourage Macbeth to fulfill the witches prophecy. However, when Macbeth becomes king, he and his wife has no heirs to inherit the throne. The king must deal with the fact that his family 's power could be quickly over.
He compromises his honor and negates moral responsibility to attain power and position which results in his tragic end. From the beginning, Macbeth was faced with choices and he continuously kept on making bad ones. The witches vision for the future of him becoming king together with his ambition drove Macbeth to commit a crime, make a choice that would then continue to haunt him forever. With significant influence from Lady Macbeth, he decided to take action and murder King Duncan. We see him consider his choice to kill Duncan in soliloquy in Act 1, Scene 7 “If it were done”.
Macbeth seems, by all accounts, to be staggered to hush. At the point when Banquo asks of his own fortunes the witches react incomprehensibly saying that he will be not as much as Macbeth, yet more joyful, less fruitful, yet more. He will father a line of lords, however he himself won 't be one. While the two men wonder at these declarations the witches vanish and another thane, Ross arrives and educates Macbeth of his recently gave title, Thane of Cawdor, as the past Thane of Cawdor should be killed for injustice. The principal prediction is in this manner satisfied and Macbeth already incredulous instantly starts to harbor desire of getting to be above all