Macbeth himself has a hard time making a choice of having to kill his king, which leaves him with a horrid image that made his “seated heart knock at (his) ribs” (III iv 134-135). He is also the one who commits the physical action of killing. Whilst his own ambition may have contributed to his downfall, it is obvious that in every pivotal moment when he is contemplating, or even made a decision to not do something, his wife has the power to sway him and force his hand. In this case she is the one who actually pushes him over the edge, and goes down with
At first, Macbeth felt guilty after killing Duncan for he, “couldn 't reply ‘Amen’ when they said ‘God bless us!’ ”(Act 2.2, 27-29), however later on after meeting with the witches again, the remorseless Macbeth states, “I have walked so far into this river of blood that even if I stopped now, it would be as hard to go back to being good as it is to keep killing people” (Act 3.4, 142-145). From this, the audience can gather that he witches are the main source of ambition throughout the entire story. It seems as if they are the ones controlling ambition, specifically the desires that are negative (murder, power, etc.). Macbeth’s ambition is powered by these WItches after learning one day he will be king after the death of Duncan. Although they tell him this, he does state they he had not desire to have more power until he met the three witches.
At first, he second guessed the bloody murder of his king. However, his wife, Lady Macbeth, talked him into this by calling him a coward and asking if he was a man. To prove to her that he was a strong individual, he followed through with the act of killing King Duncan. This confirms that the pressure of others persuaded Macbeth’s actions. Macbeth wanted the blame to be placed on someone other than himself so the people showed loyalty to him as the new king.
When Macbeth commands whether the murderers could handle Banquo to his death, they reply, "we are men, my liege" (III i 92). But Macbeth was not satisfy with the responses, who titles them as less-than-worthy standards of men. The same as early in this tragedy, Lady Macbeth uses goading methods on Macbeth; forcing him to kill Duncan. But to “be a man” what does that exactly mean? Macbeth and his Lady show to have a definite idea of masculinity.
From murder to greed Shakespeare’s Macbeth portrays a story of how one’s flaws can transform into a person’s way of thinking and acting. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth changes from a cold-hearted, greedy, shell of a human body into a guilt ridden woman. Her selfish desires met with ambition and a want for power pushed her into driving Macbeth to kill Duncan. Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth become very guilty because of the crime they have committed. Although Macbeth actively kills the King, Lady Macbeth was more guilty of Duncan’s murder than Macbeth.
She says that she herself would kill her own child in order to achieve her own goals. She then proceeds to say that,” But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail.” All of which she says eventually convinces Macbeth that he should go through with the murder in order to show his masculinity. This shows how much she truly influences Macbeth in the decisions he
The tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet are mainly the fault oh Juliet herself. Although several other factors play a role, ultimately Juliet has to take responsibility for her own actions. Her parents are unreasonable for perpetuating the feud between the families and for trying to force Juliet to marry a man she didn’t love. Romeo was immature and hot headed and got himself banished from Verona for killing Tybalt. Friar Lawrence had the brilliant idea to mix a fake poison for a thirteen year old child in order to help her lie to everyone she loved.
But because Claudius was so focused on his ambitions of being king and trying to murder Hamlet in the match, he couldn’t save his wife from the poison he put in a cup that was intended for Hamlet. As Queen Gertrude drank from the cup, Claudius said, “it is too late” (5.2.319) signifying that he could not save her from the poison. If Claudius wasn’t consumed by his desire for power, he would have been able to save or stop Gertrude from drinking the cup by tell her that it was poisoned. But instead, he let her die because he would have rather had kept his
In Macbeth, lady Macbeth talks her husband Macbeth into things he doesn 't want to do. Lady Macbeth wants Duncan, the king of scotland killed so Macbeth will be king but her husband Macbeth doesn 't want to do it, so she manipulates him into doing it “and live a coward in thine own esteem” (Macbeth 1.7.43). When she doesn 't get her way she insults him and says he 's not a man “when you durst do it” she says “ then you were a man” (Macbeth 1.7.49). Macbeth kills Duncan and instantly regrets it. When Macbeth is confronted by his wife about killing Duncan he doesn 't want to but
Mrs. Grange affair exposed and caught red-handed by husband which resulted in her lover’s murder by her husband. The couple was disgusted to such a degree; they were not ready to bear the sight of other, however lived under a roof for social benefits. The stories “The Point of Honour,” and “The Happy Couple” ended with thrill when problematic relation turns to bloodshed. Don Pedro not ready to accept the premarital affair of his wife and finally commits cold blooded murder and set free by court on the clause of murder on circumstantial requirement. In these two stories men shown their aggression and put it on human beings by imprisoning wives and killed their lovers.