I believe this is an example of how love is presented in the play as Macbeth is in love with the idea of his success. Macbeth goes to great risks in order to obtain his power, some of these risks even consist of killing and sacrifice. In order for Macbeth to stay true to the word of the Witches, he takes matters into his own hands. Therefore, Macbeth needs to kill the current king in order for him to seize the title. In Act 1, Scene 4, Macbeth quotes “Let not light see my black and deep desires.” This quote speaks about the desire Macbeth has to kill King Duncan as he claims that no light is shining, therefore, no one is able to see the gruesome desires within him (the murder of Duncan).
The three Witches contribute the most to Macbeth’s ruin. Therefore, Macbeths desire to become King grew deep in his heart. He desperately wanted the Crown and also the power to rule over the people of Scotland. Macbeth however suppressed his feelings; unfortunately Lady Macbeth’s greediness and the three Witches’ prophecies contribute lot to Macbeth’s downfall. Since Witches predicted that no man born from a woman could kill him, he would not be defeated until the forest of move to his castle.
From hearing a prophecy to committing murder, Macbeth develops a different character throughout the play. That could say Macbeth let a few words from the ‘witches’ puppet him. He was not the only one who was controlled; Lady Macbeth let Duncan’s death take over her, and drive her to insanity. To lose sleep, and going crazy, Lady Macbeth let her guilt eat her alive little by little. From a happy marriage to the Macbeths' no longer having love in their relationship and only having fear, guilt and hunger for power.
His killing doesn’t end with Duncan but are only beginning asBanquo suspects Macbeth of treachery. Macbeth is aware with this, along with the fact that Banquo is destined to be ancestor to a line of kings. This gives him enough 'reason' to hire 2 murders to get rid of Banquo along with his son Fleance. Banquo's ghost appears to Macbeth during the banquet, terrorizing him . Macbeth then in act 4 goes to the witches who misdirect him by equivocating him prophecies with double meaning.
The Role of Weird Sisters in Macbeth’s Collapse In Shakespeare’s great play the Macbeth, there are lots of causes of Macbeth’s collapse. The factors of both his own personality defects and his power hungry wife Lady Macbeth contributed to downfall of Macbeth. However, The Three Witches were the most disastrous for Macbeth. Firstly, the sisters revived Macbeth’s dormant desires to be the most powerful. Secondly, their prophecies about his security were playing a vital role in Macbeth’s death.
We are shown this throughout the play as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth plan and successfully murder King Duncan to become the next King and Queen. The decision made by Lady Macbeth to kill Duncan through manipulation and driving Macbeth to insanity resulted in a broken relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The text suggests how marriage may start on trust but someone may convince you to do things they want and to please them you’ll do it but you'll go against your morals which will end up wrecking your relationship, as successful relationship requires teamwork and compromise This shows me as a reader that there is always the good and bad side of things therefore we shouldn't be manipulated to do things we don't want to do because it can result in major
The seventeenth century in which Shakespeare wrote Macbeth has one very important societal factor which has heavy influence in his tragedy. The idea of “manhood” in a patriarchal society and what it means to be a man is one of the contributing factors to Macbeth's eventual murder of his King. For Macbeth’s wife to manipulate him would be unheard of in this sort of society. Yet when trying to uncover who is truly at fault for Duncan’s death it becomes evident that it is in fact a woman, Lady Macbeth, who controls and manipulates her husband into murdering his king and the eventual turmoil that ensues. Lady Macbeth plays a very important role in every decision that Macbeth makes which directly supports her culpability.
As the play slowly progresses, everything appears to fall into place according to the three Witches’ prophesy. While all of these killing (this being King Duncan ad Banquo) are being ordered by Macbeth in a very hasty attempt to retain his power, everything is, as said before, slowly being moved into place. This hasty attempt to retain his power creates a atmosphere of greed and treachery. In the end, Macduff, therefor finishing the three Witches’ prophesy, slays Macbeth and brings about the crowning of Banquo’s son. This fate, as predicted by the Witches, has been brought around and to the end of the
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.
The witches give Macbeth the prophecy and plant a seed of evil in his mind. This is demonstrated with the quote: My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man (1.3.52-55) At first glance this may seem like a defense of moral actions in response to the assertion of the witches of his ascension to the throne. But, in reality, the fact that Macbeth 's first impulse upon hearing the prophecy of his