Not only is this murder different in terms of reasoning, but the consequence itself proved to be a complete backfire as Macduff, fueled with rage, returns to England to end Macbeth’s life. Following the metaphorical trail of blood, each murder presents a new and more developed stage of dementia. “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, / Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword / His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls / That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool; / This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool (IV, i, 150-154).
Macbeth cannot control his paranoia and hallucinations, but he can control his actions towards the prophecies he 's given in the beginning. By the end of the play, his paranoia led to his lonely demise which showed how he believed in the prophecies. Macbeth’s control over his destiny reflects on what the play is teaching us overall. A way Macbeth is in control of his destiny is when he believes in the prophecies.
Furthermore, leaders need to commit violent crimes and be feared in order to rule. In the play, Macbeth by Shakespeare, Macbeth tries to kill, everyone who gets in his way to bestow fear upon those who attempt to go against him. He does this not only to the king and his guard’s but later he also does it to others as well. “Who can be wise, amazed, temp’rate, and furious,/ Loyal, and neutral, in a moment? No man./ Th’ expedition of my violent love/ Outrun the pauser, reason” (2.3.102-105).
Macbeth’s Fatal Flaws William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, is thought to be cursed; many people have been injured or killed while the play is being performed. Macbeth not only has a curse that causes tragic events, but the actual play itself involves tragic events as well. This includes the deaths of many people, such as Macbeth, the main character. Macbeth starts off as a seemingly good and noble gentleman until he is persuaded by his wife, Lady Macbeth, to kill King Duncan in order for Macbeth to become king. Then, he continues on a murdering spree by killing many others, including his close friend, Banquo.
When looking at Macbeth, there are many other characters who may appear to have aided in his downfall. Throughout the play, Macbeth is influenced and encouraged by many others. In every tragedy, the protagonist is culpable for their own death due to their own actions. Through all of Macbeth’s journey to becoming king, he continues to fight, crying “Before my body, I throw my warlike shield” (5.9.32-33) even right before being slaughtered. In Macbeth, Shakespeare is able to perfectly portray the universal nature in which one’s downfall can be caused by holding too much ambition.
Although the story starts out without indirectly discussing the murder of the king, we as readers can interpret that this act of violence has already taken place. The biggest question around is: “Who killed the King?” When the ghost visits Hamlet, readers and Hamlet become informed that King Claudius is the one who killed the king. (Act I, Scene 5, lines 39-40). This brings major tension into the mood and tone of the characters because now Hamlet has a feel for all the betrayal that is taking place around him.
Despite whatever hesitations he may have had, he followed through with his plan to end his life. The guilt of committing this murder sets in for Macbeth almost immediately. When asked to return to the scene of the crime with Lady Macbeth, Macbeth says “I’ll go no more: I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on’t again I dare not” (II, ii, 65-67). From the time Macbeth commits this first murder, despite the guilt that he had felt, the amount of his vicious acts quickly escalate. Macbeth’s first crime consisted of killing both the king and his guards.
So this relates to the blood motif because of how Banquo got murdered and it relates another way because the way the murder is described. As the play develops we see Macbeth’s ambition take over and cause him to do very bad things. In this situation, it is deciding to murder Banquo to get rid of him. With that being said this quote relates to the theme of ambition because it was Macbeth 's ambition to become King and do whatever it takes to do so. In this case, he decided to murder Banquo because he knew he would be a problem later on when he is the King.
Macduff kills Macbeth and tells everyone else, “Behold where stands Th’ usurper’s cursed head” (V.viii.65-66). The final “Oooo” reminds me of the final breath and not only the end to Macbeth’s life but to his guilt and sorrow. In conclusion, Macbeth is truly another great work of art from William Shakespeare. Many other works of art can relate to Macbeth and its incredible plot. To me Macbeth mainly represented sorrow guilt and madness.
He appears to be trivial, pitiful, pointles and even pathetic character. Presenting Edward II’s character, Christopher Marlowe tried a new style of character portrayal and he definetely succeeded in it. In the first part of the play Edward II is a consistent character, but in the last part his character begins to change, so ambiguity of his character is notable to the readers. King Edward II showed his assertive personality since the beggining of the play when he went against his peers and barons in order to have his minion Gaveston back at court. He made a huge mistake because he shamelessly showed favouritism and he ignored the barons.
Evil stands for profoundly immoral and malevolent which is exactly what the character Macbeth represents in Shakespeare ’s play Macbeth. Macbeth is a warrior who gains the title Thane of Cawdor for killing the rebel Macdonwald and the previous Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth confronts three witches who foretell Macbeth’s ascension to the throne of Scotland. Unbeknownst to Macbeth, the witches actually will “drain him dry as hay.
Macbeth’s Thirst For Power “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” (Brainyquotes.com). British historian, Lord Acton explains that people with complete and absolute power over others always eventually abuse this power and it goes to their head. These words perfectly describe the way that the quest for power and ambition takes a toll on a person and can lead to tragedy such as in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.
During the story of The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, there is a major debate over who the real villain Lady Macbeth is or Macbeth himself. “A villain is a cruelly Malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crimes; scoundrel” as defined by the online dictionary. By this definition it describes Macbeth rather than Lady Macbeth since he actually commits crimes. In the beginning when Macbeth visits the three weird sisters they give him three predictions.
“Macbeth” is a tragic play about a gruesome rise to power and the downfall of it all. Macbeth goes down menacing paths in order to get the power he believes he deserves. Macbeth is easily persuaded by a prophecy promised by three witches, this contributes to him making sinister decisions that are not worthwhile. Macbeth encounters many strange/supernatural experiences, struggles with a constant paranoia and finds himself being stuck in a endless rut fuelled by ambition. By the end, he is trapped in a world he had created himself.