Not only is this murder different in terms of reasoning, but the consequence itself proved to be a complete backfire as Macduff, fueled with rage, returns to England to end Macbeth’s life. Following the metaphorical trail of blood, each murder presents a new and more developed stage of dementia. “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, / Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword / His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls / That trace him in his line. No boasting like a fool; / This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool (IV, i, 150-154). The first murder of King Duncan only sealed Macbeth’s paranoia and served as a foundation for the murders of Banquo and Macduff’s family.
Macbeth, once a loyal sergeant in Duncan’s army, has killed the king in order to possess the throne of Scotland. This act of such extreme measures begins Macbeth’s descent into madness and insomnia. Immediately after the murder of Duncan, Macbeth says, “Methought I heard a voice cry, ‘Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep.” (Macbeth, Act II Scene II) Voices within his mind is the first symptom of schizophrenia that Macbeth presents in the play. However, the evidence of schizophrenia within the mind of Lord Macbeth does not end after the murder of Duncan, in fact it gets seemingly worse.
In Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth became king by committing the murder of King Duncan. While this is true historically, it did not go exactly as Shakespeare wrote it. In the play, Macbeth sneaks into King Duncan’s room while he is sleeping over at Macbeth’s home. Macbeth, while Duncan is sleeping, then stabs Duncan with his dagger, and afterwards Lady Macbeth places the bloody daggers near to the two passed out drunk guards, making it look like they are the ones to blame. Historically, Macbeth kills Duncan in battle near what was then known as Elgin, on August 14, 1040 (“Macbeth - King of Scots”).
In Act 2 there is a scene where Macbeth just killed Duncan and is heading back to lady Macbeth covered in blood. They have a conversation about the incident that took place and suggest that the fact that he could not return the weapon was because he felt guilty. He also kept muttering about all the blood on his hands, coming from the king, on the daggers. He imagined hearing noises when he first comes in imagining people in the castle that could be witness to his crime. He also said that when he was committing the crime, he thought he heard someone say “Sleep no more... Macbeth has murdered sleep”.
As the wounded captain departed, more devastating news was directed to me as Ross exposed another disloyal traitor, the thane of Cawdor. Once again, my whole body lost all sense of relaxation, I cannot believe these traitors. I felt extremely betrayed by a once noble thane. Betrayal to this extent requires an execution!. The noble Macbeth will rightfully replace him.
For instance, in the movie of the play when Horatio and the others show Hamlet that his father’s ghost has been appearing, and the ghost tells Hamlet to follow him, when Hamlet goes to see what the ghost wanted to tell him. The ghost tells him that Claudius killed him by pouring poison through his ear while he was sleeping one afternoon. The king had a horrible look in his face, looking livid, falling fast to the ground, his eyes wide open, dying in a terrible way, feeling the breeze outside in the cold, taking his last breath. Poison appears since the beginning of the play, showing that poison would have a meaning in the theme of the play. Claudius killed his brother with poison, and at the end of the play Hamlet actually kills him with poison
The murder of innocent people in Macbeth was important to show Macbeth’s inner conflict when he killed King Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff’s family. The first murder was King Duncan’s. Macbeth murdered King Duncan because the witches told him he would be the next King. Duncan was the
Macbeth indicates the location of the king's room, and Macduff discovers the body. When the murder is revealed, Macbeth swiftly kills the prime witnesses, the sleepy guards of the king's bedchamber, and Lady Macbeth faints. The assembled lords of Scotland, including Macbeth, swear to avenge the murder. With suspicion heavy in the air, the king's two sons flee the country: Donalbain to Ireland and Malcolm to raise an army in
Her plan is to cause Duncan’s two watchmen to fall into a deep sleep from wine and kill the king in his sleep. Macbeth is supposed to lay the bloody daggers in the watchmen hands, but is distraught and does not do it. Lady Macbeth ridicules him for this and has to do the deed for him. She then washes their hands clean from blood and goes back to their chambers. Macduff finds the king dead and orders the bell to be rung and wakes all who is in the house.
The ghost finally takes Hamlet to a quiet place and tells him the truth. Everyone heard that the King was bit by a poisonous snake in his sleep. The truth was that during the afternoon the king’s brother, Claudius, snuck into his room as the king was sleeping and poured poison in his ear. This was a murder that no one knew about because they all thought he was just bit. This infuriates Hamlet and causes him to want
The king of Scotland was found dead in his bed, leaving his three servants as suspects. After experiencing the excitement of victory over the Norwegians, the king’s life was ended abruptly. The murder took place during last night in the wee hours and is an ongoing investigation. Although the servants are suspects for killing King Duncan, Thane of Cawdor Macbeth has confessed the killing of the allegedly guilty servants. “I stumbled upon the crime scene later that morning and saw the servants holding a dagger and covered with blood.