The Hero's Journey Of Macbeth

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Macbeth’s rough journey towards taking over the throne cuts through many hard objectives. The first objective, which is a sign for further objectives, is the murder of the former king, Duncan. The beginning of the plan to kill Duncan starts with the old witches prophesying that Macbeth will take over the throne. Macbeth wants to follow this prophecy due to his true ambitions. However, the prophecy is followed only because his wife, Lady Macbeth leads Macbeth through this decision. It is truly Lady Macbeth who causes the death of Duncan. Lady Macbeth acts as if she is above Macbeth while the murder of Duncan occurs. Lady Macbeth has high but very evil ambitions for Macbeth. She understands that Macbeth has the ambition to take over the throne.…show more content…
She demands that “direst cruelty” assemble her. She assembles everything that is evil inside her body in order to complete the evil deed of killing Duncan. If she is missing form the story, the murder of Duncan would not take place. This is because during multiple parts in the story, Macbeth possesses terrible uncertainty of whether it is right to take the life of such a great king in order to obtain the power of the throne. Despite Macbeth doubting whether or not he should follow through with the assassination of Duncan, he is always convinced by Lady Macbeth that killing Duncan is appropriate. Lady Macbeth even views her husband’s weaknesses as leverage to harass him into killing Duncan. This can be seen when, at one stage, Macbeth repels the idea of killing a good king and believes that the assassination should not be done, his wife demands him to kill by saying abusive words. She questions if Macbeth loves her, she questions Macbeth’s masculinity and she criticizes Macbeth’s aspiration to be king. These three brutal statements hurt Macbeth. Since Macbeth wants to prove his manhood, his love for…show more content…
His “Vaulting ambition” to take the throne provides a little to his assassination of Duncan because he needs something to push him into killing Duncan. His ambitions alone do not get him the motive to kill Duncan because at one point, Macbeth decides that his ambition to take the throne is to be done by luck. He even thinks at one point that chance might crown him without him putting any effort. Without the support of other motives, it would be difficult for him to kill Duncan. Macbeth’s ambitions only put him in the general direction towards getting the throne. His ambitions also indicate the different ways into getting the throne. However, his ambitions take him nowhere. And so, it is true that his ambitions do not drive him the whole

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