This begins when Lady Macbeth starts to recite the promises made to Macbeth that was for him to be the Thane Of Cawdor. She spreads positivity until she says that she is "Worried" and " Feared". These keywords exemplify that Lady Macbeth is not sure if her husband, Macbeth has what it takes to pursue this prestigious position, giving negativity and control over Macbeth. In Act 1 Scene 5, when Lady Macbeth quotes, “It is too full o’th’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way,” through lines 3-5. The use of language proposes that Lady Macbeth knows the meaning and qualities of being a man, but unfortunately, her husband Macbeth, is very kind and compassionate in-order to pursue his opportunity to become King.
Even though he has a reputation like his Macbeth has a major flaw which ultimately leads to his downfall at the end of the play. The character trait downfall that Macbeth suffers from is his ambition for more power. Macbeth’s wife has an ambition for power also and might even have a bigger thirst for it than her husband. She already wanted Macbeth to kill the king when finding about and pushed for him to do it when he was unsure
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).
Lady Macbeth who lusts for power and position. She affects in a negative way. Also, Macbeth couldn’t show his feelings, and what he thinks about killing Duncan. For example, she tries to persuade him to kill the king when she says, “what beast was ‘t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me?” So, lady Macbeth makes her husband more nervous and angry to kill his brother (the king).
What is the image of manhood presented in MACBETH? Shakespeare, through his characters, communicate various distinctive conceivable perspectives regarding the matter, and through all these one may sort to locate his actual conviction on the subject. As the activity in the play starts to warm up because of the looming homicide of Duncan, the main Mention of masculinity is made, as scrutinizing Macbeth. Lady Macbeth continues with a baiting of Macbeth in his psychological distress about whether or not to kill the ruler, blaming him for being for not being manly. Lady Macbeth proceeds with a badgering of Macbeth in his mental anguish over whether or not to murder the king, accusing him of being a coward.
In the Shakespearean play Macbeth, Macbeth, the eponymous character, begins to lose his sense of morality and integrity. The first moment his decline is revealed is after he hears the first part of the witches prophecies come to pass. Whilst thinking about how this will cumulate into him becoming king, he wonders if the temptation is good or will be detrimental. He pronounces that if it is good, “why…[does he] yield to that suggestion…[of killing Duncan]” (I.iii.135). Already, the idea arrives in his head despite the fact that it is a horrid image to him.
In shakespeare 's Macbeth there are and twist and turns shake ups and things you couldn 't even imagine. In the play a man named Macbeth is driven crazy with power and starts to do thing out of the ordinary shakespeare says that even the ones closest to you will turn on you though Macbeth by making him turn on the people close to him Betrayal happens right in the beginning of the play it is the reason why the war was started because someone betrayed the king of Scotland. An example of it in act evonne is when king Duncan says “No more that thane of cawdor shall deceive” (act I,III,71) he says this because the thane of cawdor betrayed him and was giving away all of his plans during the battle with Norway. After Macbeth hears his prophecy he decides to take further action which is to kill the king he says “It were done quickly if the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch” he was basically saying that if he kills the king and get caught there would be serious consequences. In act two the flaw of betrayal continues when Macbeth decides to kill duncan and take his spots as king of Scotland.
One way Shakespeare explores appearance and reality is through MacBeth's early thoughts with the witches prophecies. In an aside MacBeth says, “My thought, whose murder yet is fantastical” but then carries on to say to Banquo, “If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir.” This shows that though MacBeth is thinking about killing Duncan, it is not what he says to Banquo. The reality of his thoughts are very different to what he shows other people. In the first quote, the caesura breaks up the sentence giving it a jittery and excited feel. Whereas what he says to Banquo is calm and thought out.
Throughout the play, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, the main character, Macbeth, who is a Scottish General and the Thane of Glamis has tried to control his future and bury his actions in the past. The reason Macbeth does this is because he knows that his actions are unworthy and below chivalrous, but his ambition cloud his judgment and causes him to do these heinous acts. Particularly what Macbeth is trying so hard to change is how people see Scotland, he is trying to change how people see Scotland and bury the old ways. In Act 1 Scene 3 we see the key event that causes the rest of the dominoes to fall and create the story we now have before us. In this scene Macbeth and Banquo encounter the 3 mischievous witches, who tell them their future.
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.