In Macbeth particular case ambition caused him to lose control of his mind and humanity. Based on my observations of Macbeth, the diagnosis for Macbeth going insane is Early Psychosis And Psychosis. The reason why I diagnose Macbeth with Early Psychosis And Psychosis because he has all the symptoms of the mental illness. One of the symptoms of Early Psychosis And Psychosis is Persistent, unusual thoughts or beliefs that can’t be set aside regardless of what others believe (NAMI). Macbeth has thoughts about
Even the thought of having power corrupted Macbeth. Once Macbeth committed the murder he felt that he had the power to continue murdering. Therefore, the audience can see that power corrupts. The third theme in this play is violence. Violence ended up destroying Macbeth.
His intelligence helps him stay unknown to those close to him because Macbeth is afraid of being blamed for Banquo’s death. He is even willing to go as far as “let the frame of things disjoint, both the worlds suffer,/Ere [I] will eat [my] meal in fear, and sleep” (Shakespeare 93). Macbeth is willing to let his kingdom, along with the rest of the world, be destroyed for the sake of himself. He is so focused on himself that he cannot see those around him starting to doubt. Lady Macbeth fears for his sanity while Macbeth’s thanes are no longer loyal to him.
Macbeth and Macduff meet in battle. Macbeth with confidence that the prophecy would protect him tells Macduff to go back to where he came from because he already had too much of his family’s blood on his hands. Macduff vengeful for his family decides to battle Macbeth, leading to Macbeth’s head being chopped off. Macbeth gone mad with power, ended up causing his own
Here Macbeth is considering whether life is meaningful. Macbeth’s character changes greatly throughout the play, from a respected thane to a king who people want dead. Macbeth gives in to his ‘vaulting ambition’ and, encouraged by the witches and Lady Macbeth, he murders King Duncan for the power. The guilt from this greatly affects him, he thinks he should carry on this path as he is almost at the
Macbeth is a brilliant solider and patriotic to King Duncan. The king refers to Macbeth as, “Valiant Cousin,” thus showing that the two have a very close relationship. Macbeth is faced with a moral crisis that he should kill King Duncan and take to the throne or leave him and carry on being the Thane of Cawdor. Lady Macbeth entices him to commit the murder because she is just as ambitious as her husband and she persuades him by questioning his manhood. She even calls upon the dark spirits to take away her soft womanliness.
Then once they go out, many of the angry citizens brutally kill a poet named Cinna after mistaking him for the conspirator of the same name, showing how no one excused Brutus’ action because of his good intentions. But once Brutus hears about this, he knows that he is good as dead, so he tries one more desperate attempt to save himself by waging war. But that night, Caesar’s ghost haunts him in his dreams. Then the next day, both Cassius Brutus know that there is no longer anything they can do, so Cassius kills himself using the sword he used to kill Caesar. Then, Brutus kills himself as well.
Although killing is illegal, Macbeth sees no harm at all to killing King Duncan because he said that his son will be next in line for king. In Act 2 Scene 1 lines 64 and 65 Macbeth states, “Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell”. This showing that in his pursuit of power Macbeth will kill anyone and does not care where they end up, as long as they are dead. His ambition to be king is so high that while in this pursuit of power he will do whatever it takes to get to the top. But this comes back to haunt him when he realizes that King Duncan actually
After Macbeth slaughters King Duncan, he is named king himself and starts to get paranoid about people finding out the truth. Banquo suspects Macbeth of cheating to become king and reminds Macbeth that his own son’s will become king someday when he says, “Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, as the weird women promised, and I fear thou played’st most foully for ’t. Yet it was said it should not stand in thy posterity, But that myself should be the root and father of many kings” (Mac.3.1.1-6). Directly after that conversation, Macbeth hires murderers to kill Banquo. This is another murder that Macbeth never would have done if the witches were not to give Macbeth his
Lady Macbeth puts on a fierce and intimidating front but proves incapable of the egregious act of murder. Macbeth, however, actually commits murder and determines to do any vile deed to fight for the crown. He holds this disposition even until the point of death, unlike Lady Macbeth who dies repentant. Macbeth’s murderous actions and attitude prior to death ultimately demonstrate that he is the worse villain of the
Getting to end of the story Macbeth has done everything to stay in power killing from killing the king framing the guards to killing his best friends and from their macbeth send people to macduff’s kingdom to kill his family. On quote for Macbeth final plays for saving his kingdom and making his final stand is when he is Macduff’s army is invading Macbeth trying to kill him Macbeth had no choice of killing Siward (V.ii.). This proves Macbeth has finally lost his cool know killing anyone in his way to try to stay in high power. Another good reason is because Macbeth doesn’t want to lose to Macduff and trying to get to him. Macbeth last quote or stand in the story is when make goes on into the war and goes ham and tries to protect his reputation, but later on meets up with Maduff and fight to the death.
Macbeth is constantly power hungry and has an excessive desire to be on the throne. He comes across as very greedy and selfish. Macbeth chooses to live a life of evil by making some decisions that are not considered virtuous. He says, “The prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down” (I.iv.).
'”. Macbeth wanted power and when he heard the witches say that he one day could, he did not stop at the chance to gain it. Macbeth is clearly the murderer and should be found guilty. Macbeth needed power, he craved it, so after the prediction by the witches to become Thane of Cawdor, he was pronounced just that.”By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.” The desire to be king overtook him. Killing king Duncan and his wife with their servants daggers; who Macbeth then killed after, Macbeth received the kingly title.
However, his fear of Macduff’s knowledge pushes him to kill Macduff’s whole family, which only increases Macduff’s hatred for Macbeth, which leads to his downfall. However, Macbeth believes too much about the witches’ prophecies, even though the Malcolm’s troops are coming to fight against him, he still declares “The mind I sway by and the heart I bear/Shall never sag with doubt nor shake with fear/(5.3.9-10)”. Macbeth’s overconfidence is controlling all his thoughts, so he does not fear anything which leads to his down fall. When Macduff with fight Macbethin his castle, and Macbeth still says “I bear a charmed life, which must not yield,/ To one of woman born. (5.8.15-16)” Macbeth believes that he is unbeatable even by Macduff.
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a play that mainly focuses on one common theme of insanity. Macbeth gradually becomes plagued by intense guilt as his desire for power drives him to attain his goals by any means necessary, including committing murder. He kills Duncan in cold blood in order to become King, has Banquo killed by three murderers because he wishes to maintain his position as King, and finally, he has Macduff’s family slaughtered. Each of these occurrences takes place because of Macbeth’s will to be King, or they are a result of his guilt. Nonetheless, they are all completed of his free will, which is what causes him to deteriorate mentally.