This is shown through Macbeth’s obsession with manslaughter when Macbeth says, “To make them kings, the seed of Banquo kings! Rather than so, come fate into the list, and champion me to th' utterance” (Shakespeare 3.1 73-74). Macbeth’s paranoia regarding Banquo’s children surmounting he is at such a great extent that Macbeth is willing to take extreme precautions in order to forestall the prophecy from ending his reign. However, not everything goes in Macbeth’s favor as the plan to murder both Banquo and Fleance is double the toil and trouble as Fleance escapes. This further agitates Macbeth’s anxiety causing him to feel “cabined, cribbed, [and] confined” (Shakespeare 3.4 25) by his own fate.
Here, Macbeth says that he will have to “oerleap,/For in my way it [Malcolm] it lies” (I, III, 55-57). Macbeth’s ambition is what is causing him to intervene with his prophecy and pursue his goal (rather than leave it to chance). In a way, it is Macbeth’s own “black and deep desires” that make him kill in the first place as the witches never tell him to do so. Furthermore, apart from ambition, it is Macbeth’s own weak will and moral system that causes him to do the actions that result in his downfall. Macbeth’s weak will is undeniable and is illustrated before killing Duncan.
Macbeth being boastful about murdering all of Macduff’s family is camouflaging his true fears towards his pathway to the throne. Macduff succeeds in his long intentions to kill Macbeth, and does so within his own hands. To sum up, the path that Macbeth is choosing to become king comes with consequences of how emotions are handled during conflicting
Not only that but he had the audacity to kill his best friend. At this point, his mind is so distant that he is willing to kill to gain power even if it is his best friend’s life being taken. This idea is expressed in the article “Macbeth; Shakespeare for students” the author mentions, “to become completely remorseless in his bid for the crown, even to the point at which he eliminates not only his competitors for the throne but their progeny as well?”(Hacht). The author clearly expresses the fact that he is completely remorseless which shows that Macbeth’s morals are truly gone. Macbeth can not become any more corrupted.
By playing on Macbeth’s deepest ambition, it brought forth thoughts of evil and as a result, it leads Macbeth down a violent path. Lady Macbeth also has a part to play as she is the driving force, who plotted and urged Macbeth into committing the hideous act. Lady Macbeth attacked qualities of Macbeth’s manhood, telling him when he commits the murder then he “[is] a man”. Shakespeare suggests that Macbeth lacks the strength of character, but through manipulation of his ambitions, he gains the strength to carry out the act. Straight after the murder of Duncan, Macbeth is shaken by what he has committed and says will all “great Neptune’s ocean, wash this blood/clean from my hands”, reveals that he is now regretting his decision and is making an attempt to get rid of the evidence.
Macbeth feels threatened by Fleance after the witches told Banquo his prophecy, which was that he will have a line of kings. “Fleance, his son, that keeps him company, / Whose absence is no less material to me / Than is his father’s, must embrace the fate / Of that dark hour” (3.2.134-138). Macbeth wants to kill Fleance as he is a threat to Macbeth’s title. This relates to the theme because Macbeth decides to take action in order for the prophecy to be proven wrong, so he sends the murders out to kill Banquo and Fleance. Macbeth’s disillusionment is present as he gets caught up in the prophecy and does anything just to alter it.
As the play MacBeth transitions it shows MacBeth chose poor decisions as he getting closer to his tragic end. While reading it shows clear examples of MacBeth committing hellish acts for his own gain and ambition to become the mighty king. Even though Macbeth’s fate is tragic he tries to dodge it simultaneously while trying to prosper and become king unworried, while trying to become king unworried MacBeth commits heinous and brutal acts resulting in hamartia to get the best of him, MacBeth’s hamartia is him putting ambition first which causes him to be violent and brutal. One major factor that influences the play MacBeth is that he knows how devilish his acts are and consequences he still commits them. “To prick the sides of my intent but
In addition, Macbeth also stated a line represented revenge. Similar to the guilt of Macbeth, Donalbain expressed his feeling after his lost of father, through a line that was symbolized with family and violence. Majority of times, blood in the play was used to show the story was going to be more sinister than previous to readers and also express character’s emotion. Through out the story, Macbeth struggle the most with the guilt. In the begging, three witches told Macbeth that he will become king eventually.
Macbeth’s impatience for power leads to drastic actions. He murders the king in the belief that “this blow might be the be-all and end-all” (1.7.5). This assassination could never “trammel up the consequence” (1.7.2-3), as Macbeth believes, but only leads to more trouble. Although Macbeth seizes the throne, Macbeth had to betray his loyalty to the king whose “virtues will plead like angels” (1.7.18-19), and his morality has paid the price. Macbeth has now lost all sense of what honor is by using such dishonest ways to become king.
She felt as if she was more of a man than Macbeth. After King Duncan arrived that night, Lady Macbeth ordered her servants to leave so she can help her husband murder King Duncan. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth wanted the prophecy to come true. Macbeth killed King Duncan. He not only killed King Duncan, but he also betrayed Scotland by causing an uproar leaving the kingdom’s people without a