Nathan Hugh Cameron Vanessa Dean English 31 January 2017 Macbeth & The Bible It has been said that Shakespeare wrote Macbeth for King James. King James was the man responsible for translating and printing the King James Bible. So after reading through some websites, the story, and some verses in the Bible; there are so many similarities. Shakespeare sets the scene for the murder of Duncan in a Garden-of-Eden like castle and presents us with a man and woman who have been tempted by devils to become like gods by murdering the reigning king. When they accomplish their “mission”, Macbeth hears a voice crying out that he has murdered sleep itself, that consequence of his sin, like Adam did in the Garden.
As soon as she heard Macbeth’s prophecy, she was willing to do anything to get him into the position of king. She was even willing to aid in the murder of innocent people who stood in the way of Macbeth’s ascension to the crown like, King Duncan. Her greed led to Macbeth’s downfall. When Macbeth stated that he was questioning his intentions to kill the king, she pushed him and assisted in the plotting. “We will proceed no further in this business.
Macbeth is worried that all stated previously will come to pass, however it is not accurate. Duncan’s virtues cannot truly speak, therefore they are not able to plead and it is not possible to do so similar to angels as their existence debatable, but it does all make for vivid imagery. Furthermore, the figurative language Macbeth 's used only enhanced his reasons on why he should not commit
Despite being told not to, Eve chose to do as the serpent said and ate from the tree. Eve collects fruit from the tree and returns to her husband, convincing him to eat the fruit as well. In this story, Adam is tempted by his wife Eve, just as MacBeth is tempted by his wife Lady MacBeth. In act one scene seven of MacBeth, Lady MacBeth tempts MacBeth by telling him he isn’t man enough saying “What beast was't then that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man.” Therefore,
Before he makes his way home, Macbeth sends a letter to Lady Macbeth stating the happenings with the witches and the message of the king for him; after the witches tell Macbeth of his fate, they vanish into thin air and the messenger of the king comes with the news, confirming the prophecy concerning being the Thane of Cawdor. Lady Macbeth is aware that the path to power is through bloodshed, which she approves and encourages Macbeth to accomplish while they receive King Duncan as a guest in their house. In a scene where Macbeth and Lady Macbeth talk on how they should approach the situation, Macbeth says that he cannot follow through with this scheme for it is against the law of honor to murder a king who has done a country nothing but good and is acting as an honored guest. Lady Macbeth then replies “was the hope drunk Wherein you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since?
The witches predict and suggest, but they do not control Macbeth; it is Macbeth himself who chooses, through his own freewill to kill the current king (Duncan) in order to ascertain the fulfillment of this prophecy. This temptation for the crown fuels Macbeth’s ambition and thrusts him into unnecessary action, which ultimately leads to his downfall. Similarly, in The Crucible temptation is also present. It is a major belief of the Puritans that once a sin is committed it cannot be washed away. John Proctor is a character that is portrayed as an honest and good man, but he falls into temptation and sins.
Where have you heard Shakespeare’s Macbeth before? When you take a closer look at MacBeth and Genesis three you can clearly see the comparison between the witches, the serpent, Adam and Eve, and MacBeth and Lady MacBeth. Jeremiah 17:9-10, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know of it? I The LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his
In act two, it appears as if the witches aren 't present; however, the contrary is true. The witches played a large role in act two by influencing Macbeth 's hallucinations. In Act two Scene two, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth kill duncan, the current king, in order for Macbeth to be crowned king. After Macbeth destroys the illusion of becoming king and makes the power a reality, he begins to hear voices crying out warning people not to sleep, or else Macbeth will murder them. These voices are obviously not real because the only two characters that know about the murder are both the Macbeths; therefore, they must be the witches playing mind games with Macbeth trying to rattle him due to the fact that he just messed with fate, and the order of
Both the witches and Lady Macbeth are involved in Macbeth’s sins, but they never actually wield the knife. Every time, Macbeth actually does what other characters merely suggest. The witches tell Macbeth “All hail Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter”, and this prophecy, without mentioning murder, leads Macbeth to jump to the conclusion of killing King Duncan (1.3.48). When the witches tell Macbeth’s comrade (and foil) Banquo “Thou shalt get kings, though thou shalt be none. /So all hail Macbeth and Banquo.” Banquo doubts them, and the prophecy is fulfilled regardless of his inaction (1.3.65-66).
At the beginning of the play Shakespeare describes Macbeth as a hero. But however, his ambition overcame his good nature when the three witches professed Macbeth a prophecy and it caused Macbeth to believe everything they said. When they told him he would one day be king of Scotland, he decided to take the bloody path, which gradually led him to more power. Macbeth’s power and ambition unfortunately