She takes authority over him by forcing him to wrongfully commit actions which, as a result, end in a disaster. Due to Lady Macbeth’s domination over Macbeth, her depleting power over him results in the loss of authority over his mental state, her self-control deteriorating, and the occurrence of her tragic suicide. The once powerful Lady Macbeth that takes advantage of her husband’s free will lost authority over his mental state. When Macbeth decides in killing Banquo he decides on not telling his wife, Lady Macbeth, who gives him advice and support. Lady Macbeth tells him what to do, but this time, he arranges the plan with no guidance from her.
That starts his change of morality. Another thing that Lady Macbeth pressures Macbeth into doing is taking the crown. He wants to be King, but is not certain if he wants to do what is necessary to get it. When Lady Macbeth is pressuring Macbeth into taking the crown, she says “Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting ‘I dare not’ wait upon ‘I would,’ Like the poor cat i’ th’ adage?”-Lady Macbeth (1.7.41-15). She is calling Macbeth a coward if he does not kill King Duncan.
Even though we may believe that whatever happens in life is meant to be, can we know our fate? In the play Macbeth, the witches ' give Macbeth a prophecy that he believess represent his fate. Although Macbeth is told that he will become king, he is not told that it is up to him to make it happen. He believes the witches '’ words that he will be king, and he is willing doing anything to make the prophecy come true. Shakespeare shows us that faith is complicated by our actions through Macbeth’s misunderstanding of the witches’ prophecy.
Lady Macbeth is said to be the most ambitious in the play and that definitely shows throughout. At the beginning of the play its easily shown that Macbeth was heavily influenced by his wife’s ideas. Further into the play, Macbeth was kind of reluctant about going through with killing Duncan because if he did that, he had the risk of losing the positive opinions people had about him. His wife knew what his weak spot was and once she heard about his hesitance about killing Duncan, she went straight to attacking his courage. She says that she herself would kill her own child in order to achieve her own goals.
From the moment that she receives the letter from Macbeth, where he announces her that he has become king of Cawdor and the witch´s predictions, Lady Macbeth starts showing her ambition. The gender starts to be out of its traditional order. Lady Macbeth´s usurpation role in her marriage and her ruling paper over her husband shows up. Furthermore, she wants to do the bloody actions to seize the crown. When she says, “unsex me here”, she wants her femininity to be taken away because she thinks that men are more courageous, and she needs bravery to kill Duncan.
The second and third witches also hail Macbeth by sharing their prophecies and stating “All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of cawdor” and “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!”(act 1, scene 3, line 49-50). The witches also predict that although Banquo will not become king, he “shalt get kings”(act 1, scene 3, line 67) meaning his “children shall be kings”(act 1, scene 3, line 86). The witches continue saying “lesser than Macbeth and greater”(act 1, scene 3, line 65) when referring to Banquo and that he is “Not so happy, yet much happier”(act 1, scene 3, line 66). The use of paradox here both describes the characters and foreshadows their fate.
When Macbeth and Banquo finally return to the castle to inform Duncan of Macdonwald’s death, Macbeth is surprised when he is titled Thane of Cawdor. The accurate predictions of the three witches, jumpstarts Macbeth’s hunger for power and fulfilling the witches’ forecasts. As the play progresses, Macbeth is determined to fulfill what the witches shared. In Act 1 Scene 7, Macbeth finally sees Lady Macbeth in person since learning of his fortune. Lady Macbeth is optimistic, however, she doubts Macbeth’s strength in order to slay Duncan and take his place as king.
Set in medieval Scotland and partly based on a true historical account,Macbeth charts the bloody rise to power and tragic downfall of the warrior Macbeth. Already a successful soldier in the army of King Duncan, Macbeth is informed by Three Witches that he is to become king. As part of the same prophecy, the Witches predict that future Scottish kings will be descended not from Macbeth but from his fellow army captain, Banquo. Although initially prepared to wait for Fate to take its course, Macbeth is stung by ambition and confusion when King Duncan nominates his son Malcolm as his heir. Returning to his castle, Macbeth allows himself to be persuaded and directed by his ambitious wife, who realizes that regicide — the murder of the king — is
Her legacy is shattered as the primary person that would remember her fondly and pass down these memories through the generations, betrays her. Along with Macbeth's actions, his inactions equally prove his utter lack of respect for his deceased wife; he did not weep, fall to his knees, or react angrily. Lady Macbeth dies, and Macbeth promptly betrays her, destroying her reputation, which her actions certainly merit. In addition, in the dramatic final scene Macbeth's head is viciously chopped off by one of the surviving victims of his crimes, Macduff. After Macduff defeats Macbeth in a duel, the following stage directions say: "Enter Macduff with Macbeth's head.
It is human nature to want power, to be at the top of the pyramid, to be king/queen, but that comes at a price as shown in Macbeth. In the play, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth will do anything to have absolute power and nothing stands in their way. From killing to going completely mad, they will become the next king and queen at all costs. The ambition and the want for power is so high that they kill many, they do whatever they can to be one step closer, and they go completely insane, all because they want that absolute power. 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.