Macbeth was contemplating the consequences of murdering Duncan and foresees his future of being overthrown by righteousness. He is worried that “This even-handed justice/ Commends th’ ingredience if our poisoned chalice/ To our own lips.” (1.7.10-12). Macbeth, at this point, have not been obsessed with lust for power. He raised self-awareness that the violence he used to wrongly proclaim himself king will be used to take vengeance against him. Such violence made him a “tyrant” and eventually killed by Macduff in anger of Macbeth’s crimes.
Macbeth wants Banquo killed because he saw him as a threat; however, Banquo had been Macbeth 's friend and thought he could trust him. "Fail not our feast"(Act III, sc i, Line 27). This shows irony because Banquo had trusted Macbeth, not knowing what Macbeth was planning for him. Macbeth wanted Banquo to come to a feast, only to actually have him murdered. Macbeth 's ambitions to become king had been so high that he had murderers murder his close friend.
Banquo shows that he is suspicious of Macbeth's motives, and Macbeth ends the conversation by wishing Banquo "Good repose" (2.1.29), a good night's sleep. However, after Macbeth kills the king Duncan. He is so unnerved that he cannot move.Staring at his bloody hands, he tells his wife that as he left the King's chamber, he heard two men in another room: "There's one did laugh in's sleep, and one cried 'Murder!'" (2.2.20). To him, it's as though those men, even in their sleep, could see his bloody murderer's hands.
This displays the theme because Macbeth has not confessed to the crime of murdering Banquo, the terror and remorse is bottled up inside of him and is slowly creeping out to haunt him. The presence of the ghost is driving Macbeth insane and he is trying to reassure himself that Banquo’s ghost cannot not doing anything to harm him since it
At first, Macbeth believes that fate will make him king and he will not have to do anything. However, his ambition leads him to decide to kill Duncan and ????? to protect the crown. In order to keep the crown, he sent people to kill Banquo and his son so Banquo 's descendants will no longer become king. His fear of people taking his power and crown fueled his ambition to kill the people who used to be closet to him.
He was the king before Macbeth was given the throne. Macbeth was not in line for the throne though. The reason he got the throne was because King Duncan’s sons were feared for their lives and people were accusing them of committing murder because they both fled after their father was murdered. When Banquo was murdered was the second major time that we saw Macbeth’s unchecked ambition. The reason for murdering
As stated in the previous paragraph, the beginning of the story Macbeth is a different character than by the end of the story. Again, at the beginning he seemed to be loyal and good, but with every step he took to secure power he gradually, and sometimes not so gradually, became more corrupted. The entire story itself serves as a very good example of this moral, but some points that really stick out are where he has Banquo murdered after killing Duncan, and when he has Macduff’s family killed after feeling threatened. Macbeth realized after killing Duncan that Banquo knew about the prophecy and could possibly link Macbeth to the murder. So, Macbeth does the unthinkable and kills his friend, all to keep his secret and to maintain his power.
Because Macbeth did not want Banquo’s prophecy of coming from a line of Kings, he orders men’s to kill Banquo but also Fleance too, for the reasons that if Banquo dies Fleance would become King, however, Fleance got away. One of Macbeth’s last killings was the most tragic of them all when he ordered his men’s to kill
These elements are found in William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Macbeth. Macbeth begins the play as a war hero, but in the end, he is killed for his evil ambitions. Throughout the play, Macbeth makes choices that affect him negatively, to the point of death. Macbeth fits the definition of an Aristotelian tragic hero because of his nobility, his fatal flaw, hubris, his fall from grace, and he redeems a small measure of lost nobility through a moment of self-awareness.
News of the death of Duncan and Banquo would ultimately lead to Macbeth’s demise. Therefore, Macbeth moves under the shadow of morally good actions such as the feast scene to ensure he ceases from being executed. Shakespeare emphasizes this idea as he implements dramatic irony due to the fact that the audience has a more thorough understanding of Macbeth’s true motives than most of the characters. After the king ruins his feast by seeing the ghost of Banquo, in an almost dramatized voice expresses that “Augurs and understood relations have by magot pies and choughs and rooks brought forth the secret’st man of blood,” indicating his eventual death. The quote illuminates the idea that although Macbeth is crafty, he will eventually be exposed.