Scar had a jealous conscience and dark deep desires since Simba was the heir to the throne. Thus he wanted to murder Mufasa and Simba to seize the position. He murders Mufasa but Simba survived, Scar then advised Simba to run away, declaring he was responsible for the tragic death of his father and to never come back, like this he would not disturb his reign. The fervor for power led Scar to murder his own brother who was the king were horrendous actions shaped by power.
Macbeth orders the killing of everyone in Macduff's castle and when Macduff gets the news, he is stricken with grief. He pulls his hat over his eyes so no one can see him weep. When Malcolm sees this he says, "Dispute it like a man" (Act IV Scene iii, Line 220) Malcolm is telling Macduff that real men don’t cry and that he need to keep his emotions in check. Malcolm doesn’t want to see Macduff cry over his family, he wants to see Macduff take his revenge out on Macbeth. Truthfully, Macduff has every right to weep over his family, but real man don’t cry according to Malcolm.
Macbeth shows many betrayals happening towards one another, These betrayals will affect how the characters will react and what they will do. A civil war has broken out in Scotland, rebels against the royal army. The king has been betrayed by the rebel leader, this causes the rebel leader to die in the hands of Macbeth as for his consequence, but little does the king know, another man has betrayed him. The Thane of cawdor gives out the position of the royal army and Norway comes to try to take over Scotland. The king is furious of this betrayal and decides to do something about it, “no more that thane of cawdor shall deceive our interest.
Just to get what she wanted, she did convince macbeth to commit crimes, but Macbeth is still the person with the last word. He cannot do anything by himself because he is scared, but when his wife helps him out, she herself does not wish to kill anyone. The one who commits the crime pays the price. Macbeth is the only murderer since he was the one who always ordered the murderers to kill whomever he disliked. Macbeth also has no mercy when he sent out the men to kill Macduff's family.
As tragic as Macbeth becomes through the play, his paranoia is also a factor that leads to his ultimate downfall, morally and physically. Macbeth, now a traitor after the assassination of the king, is paranoid of anybody who may threaten his position or how he attained it. After killing the king, Macbeth’s conscience is guilt-ridden and he is no longer able to sleep peacefully. His only worry is that someone may be plotting his murder, just as he strategized the death of the former King. If there was nothing stopping Macbeth from killing Duncan and committing treason, who is to say that no one else will make the same decision, killing Macbeth? After becoming king, his first suspect is Banquo, because Banquo voices his scepticism in regards
He chose to kill Duncan when speaking to his wife “I am settled, and bend up Each corporal agent to this terrible feat. Away, and mock the time with fairest show. False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” (1.7.79-82) He has decided not only to kill his king, but to pretend that he is innocent, and take his throne, It is his decision, not Lady Macbeth’s.
In addition, we have already seen that the prophesying of Macbeth’s downfall only led him to murder Banquo and Macduff’s family because he feared losing all he had won. Banquo seemed the last obstacle in his way after hearing only the first prophecy because his sons would receive the throne, so Macbeth tried to kill him and his son out of fear of losing his
They mock him, taunting him about how far he has fallen. He responds in anger, wanting to hear more prophecies. He obviously feels more entitled now, and his ambition has thoroughly succeeded in corrupting him to the point of no return. He is now king; his friend (though, in his eyes as of late, his enemy,) Banquo, is dead and out of the way; and he is on a mission to kill any others who stand in his way and jeopardize his crown. The witches inform him that none of women born will kill him, but Macbeth still insists that he will kill not only Macduff, but his entire family and staff, just to be on the safe side of things.
Macbeth believes Banquo knows about the murder and becomes suspicious. He hires murderers to kill Banquo and his young son, Fleance, in order for his secret to be kept, which is an example of how loathsome he has become. Macbeth is willing to kill anyone he sees as a threat to him or his throne. He also hires murderers to kill Macduff’s family after he learns Macduff has fled to England in order to get help to overthrow him. Macbeth’s and Lady Macbeth’s mental health begins to suffer in the midst of the madness.
All good leaders find a tyrant or all tyrants have a good leader stand in their way. King Duncan of Ireland had his life taken away by the following tyrant and former friend Macbeth from Shakespeare’s Macbeth; The young Ralph and the anarchist island lord, Jack from The Lord of the Flies. Many more are known throughout each story, however only a few pose as actual threats to these prime leaders outside their tyrants. Each leader has certain qualities that make them leaders; the identical instance goes for tyrants.
Imagine living a life, but being unable to differentiate god actions from bad actions, just like that of 11th century Scotland in William Shakespeare’s world renowned, classic tragedy, the play, Macbeth. Through the course of the play, order is cast aside, chaos ensues and nobody can justify what thoughts and actions are fair and which are foul. For Macbeth, the king’s most brave and valiant warrior, his mind becomes clouded with greed and ambition, what he sees as fair is actually foul, he just doesn’t realize because the order of society has been discast. The inability for the characters to distinguish right from wrong, in addition to the social disorder “that takes the reason prisoner” (Shakespeare I.iii.88), are what lead to the
Absolute power corrupts absolutely… unless, your absolute power is a “God-given” privilege, obviously. The ambition for power can drive a man to murder anyone (men, women, and children). When analyzing Macbeth, it becomes clear that the character of Macbeth demonstrates the potential destructiveness of power and ambition. His traits of being ambitious, a fighter, and (after Lady Macbeth persuades him to commit his sinful deeds) an overall evil figure (murdering all who stand in his path in being the ruler of Scotland) leads to destruction through power and ambition.
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth shows how greed and paranoia affect one’s actions. Macbeth, a war hero who seeks prestige and power, loses control of himself, and commits heinous acts of violence and corruption. With his actions being enabled by the three witches who prophesy his ascension to the throne of Scotland, Macbeth becomes overwhelmed with pride, and acts rashly with the belief that he is infallible. He aggressively pursues any threat to his rule by ruthlessly killing any of suspicious individual, even his ally Banquo, whose descendants are foretold to succeed Macbeth’s rule of Scotland.