He tries to stop his actions, but they have complete psychological control over him. While many believe that Macbeth is a ruthless and evil man, is it possible that he is simply being controlled by supernatural forces and his wife’s desire to have power? Everyone has done something they regret in their lifetime in order to get to the top. Macbeth is a normal man who happens to destroy his entire country based on the prophecies of three twisted sisters and the influence of his wife and her desire for power. Macbeth is heavily influenced by the witches in this play.
He even informs his most beloved, Lady Macbeth, who also shares his ambition. The play is about treachery and manipulation. First, the witches manipulate Macbeth which sets off the chain reaction, then Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth into committing regicide and afterwards Macbeth manipulates the murderers into killing Banquo and his son Fleance. Shakespeare reveals that the witches are being controlled by higher supernatural powers, "call 'em. Let me see 'em," shocking the Jacobean audience and as a result creating doubt and fear of the unknown.
Shakespeare is a remarkable author who liked to put tragedy to a new meaning. Through the tragic play: Macbeth, we follow Macbeth, through his ambition, greed, and manipulation that eventually brings him to his demise. As announced Thane of Cawdor, like the weird sisters have promised, he finds himself wondering if he will later be announced king. We find our tragic hero put to the test of good and bad, brought on by his wife. Through the theme of man and order versus disorder, we find Lady Macbeth manipulating our tragic hero to do the unspeakable.
Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth noticed it was too far to turn back, so he continues his murderous, bloody path. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a heroic soldier who fights for the king without mercy but he has strikes for ambition, his curious nature and his wife’s ambition leads him to the witches who told him the prophecies. After the second prophecy has come true Macbeth has become the thane of Cawdor. He has led to growth of his ambition by his thought “whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and Ames my seated heart knock at my rib again the use of nature?
It is explained by Truax that Weird Sisters have simply touched on the deep-seated ambitions and greed that were already present in him (370). Even, he is one of the heirs to the King of Scotland, he subdues his emotions and feelings but until he hears the sisters’ prediction. For example, they tell these words to him; “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (1, 3, 3). His ambitions became unavoidable thoughts for him, when he heard Witches’’ prophecies that enslave him to dark desires. He did not allow anybody stand in his bloody way of being King, even if he can commit murder in order to destroy his opponents.
Hrothgar calls Beowulf to kill Grendel and other villains which shows the distinct line between good and evil. Evil is worse in Macbeth, because it slowly seeps in and ultimately takes over Macbeth’s character, whereas in Beowulf, it is stagnant, remaining in the souls of the depraved like Grendel. One known factor to Macbeth’s corruption is his wife, Lady Macbeth.
Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a heroic soldier who fights for the king without mercy, but he has strikes for ambition, his curious nature and his wife’s ambition leads him to the witches who told him the prophecies. After the second prophecy has come true, Macbeth has become the thane of Cawdor. He has led to the growth of his ambition by his thought “whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and Ames my seated heart knock at my rib again the use of
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth was a noble and loyal person, but by the end of the play, his “vaulting ambition” had taken over him. This caused him to become malicious and nihilistic and above all murderous, Macbeth portrays a tragic hero. Shakespeare portrays a tragic hero as someone who is noble and valiant but turns out to have a tragic flaw and Macbeth portrays this by fighting for his country and king but then murdering the king because of his hamartia, “his vaulting ambition”. Macbeth is greatly responsible for his downfall, but the witches have an impact on Macbeth’s actions. In Greek tragedies characters face a point in which they turn towards death, almost all plays have someone die and, in the end, justice prevails.
After the victory of Banquo and Macbeth against the king 's traitor Macdonwald the witches presence contract the vibe of manipulation seeking Macbeth as its next victim. As they encounter with Macbeth and Banquo, they start-off questioning the trio of leery ladies. "look not like the inhabitants of the earth, / And yet are on it"; they seem to understand him, and yet he cannot be sure; they "should be women," and yet they are bearded. One by one the witches told Macbeth his upcoming abundance of power leaving him immensely petrified. As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration.
What lied ahead for the oppressive Macbeth was none other than a gruesome death for that of a tyrant king that unjustly ruled his kingdom into a pandemonium of madness, suicide, and butchery. The main character, Macbeth, was overcome by his desires which led him to a psychotic state of mind in which he proceeded to execute innocent people for the purpose of disposing of anyone that stood as any level of threat to his position as king. Lady Macbeth, the just as tempting wife of Macbeth, was a no less tempting character in the play as her husband with her plots and intentions that could be argued, led Macbeth to his tyranny. Altogether the play portrays a large number of different themes that rampage the average person’s morals. The overriding