In the exposition, When The Three Witches visit they cause Macbeth to begin putting action into his ambition to become king. Macbeth knows he can not be king because you must me born into it. He is content with this until the Witches deliver the first prophecies. Along with being the new Thane of Cawdor, they chant, “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!" (I.iii.50).
After the Thane of Cawdor is executed, the three Witches meets with Macbeth “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!/ All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!/ All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (Shakespeare 1.3.48-52). Macbeth is shocked when the Witches knows him. He starts to get interested in finding out more, even after Banquo’s warning.
Later in scene, Lady Macbeth states that if she had made such a promise as Macbeth did to her, she would “dash the brains out” of her own child as “it was smiling in her fail”. However Lady Macbeth makes it absolutely clear that if he is brave enough, it is impossible to fail. These quotes show how Lady Macbeth is controlling her husband and she proves herself be the most responsible of Duncan’s death. Some people may say that three witches are the most responsible of the death of Duncan. Macbeth never considered murdering king Duncan until he saw the prophecies of the witches.
In the tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow soliloquy from Macbeth you can see a few things. Leading up to this point in the play Macbeths life has completely changed he has gone from the Thane of Glamis to the Thane of Cawdor and then he becomes the king. Although he does this through mischievous ways after a group of witches tells him he shall be king. Then they tell his best friend Banquo that his sons will be kings. So Macbeth kills the current king and then he kills Banquo.
It seems that the vision of Banquo accompanies the idea of Banquo in Macbeth’s mind. The ghost thus seems more like a figment of Macbeths imagination than a “real” ghost. In response to Macbeth’s exclamation Ross asks what sights Macbeth means. Lady Macbeth asks the guests to leave, since Macbeth's "illness" seems to be ailing him . Once again alone with Lady Macbeth, Macbeth expresses his guilt and anxiety about the nights events and the murder of Duncan and vows to return to the Weïrd Sisters the next
Kite a instance, on the night that Macbeth murders King Duncan, Banquo says to his son, "A heavy summons lies like lead upon me, Gives way to in repose! (2.1.6-9). Banquo doesn't say just what thoughts are disturbing his sleep, but we can guess that they have to do with the witches' prophecies. A little later in the scene, Macbeth seems to suggest that he could reward Banquo if Banquo would somehow support him in something having to do with the witches' prophecies. 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.
The play in general is about a nobleman who was once trusted and loyal to others turned into a power-hungry murderer after having a conclave with three witches. His plans to deceive the King and murder do become true but he does face many problems regarding it later. After claiming the throne to himself, Macbeth is faced with greater challenges as nobleman around Scotland try to thwart him off his reign over Scotland. In the play Macbeth also faces more problems such as his own internal conflict with his decisions before he plans to murder the king. On one side, Macbeth has to decide if he has to assassinate the king in order to gain control over Scotland and face treason if he is caught.
In the first act of the play, Three Witches introduce a prophecy that Macbeth will soon become Thane of Cawdor, and then King. Macbeth later realizes that in order for this to be true, he must kill the current King, Duncan. This is where the conflict between his
It is also interpreted that the role of Banquo is presented in the contrast of that of Macbeth’s because Banquo resists evil where Macbeth embraces it. The play is about how Macbeth murders Duncan, King if Scotland, to be the king himself after when he listens to the prophecies of the three witches. He is also supported by his wife, Lady Macbeth, in doing so. Macbeth and Banquo, both were generals in the King’s (Duncan) army and Banquo, at first, was an ally to Macbeth. Banquo’s first appearance in the play is in the third scene of act one.
When Macbeth becomes hesitant about killing Duncan, she questions his manhood: “What beast was’t then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; And to be more than what you were, you would be so much more than the man” (Shakespeare, I.vii.53-58). Lady Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth to go through with the plan by first flattering him and then questioning his manhood. She talks about how if Macbeth does not kill Duncan, he is a coward, and therefore not a man. His initial feeling of joy is eliminated and replaced with insecurity.