Lady Macbeth saved Macbeth more than once during the times Macbeth was hallucinating. Lady Macbeth told Macbeth that he is only visualizing and Macbeth should be strong and brave. The witches started the thwarting plan, but Lady Macbeth told Macbeth that Macbeth’s plans may fail, and Macbeth may not be capable of making his plan corporeal. The three witches have a master called Hecate. Hecate is a part of the plan to harm Macbeth, but Hecate wanted to harm Macbeth even worse than the three witches.
Despite the influences of Lady Macbeth and the three Weird Sisters, Macbeth is mostly responsible for his own downfall. He is the one who makes the decisions throughout the entire play even though he is influenced by others. He also uses the prophecies in a negative way and loses his relationship with his wife by leaving her out of decisions later on in the play. Throughout the play Macbeth overthrows his guilt and continues to kill people to protect his crown. His confidence and desire for power fuels his ambition to become king.
Before he makes his way home, Macbeth sends a letter to Lady Macbeth stating the happenings with the witches and the message of the king for him; after the witches tell Macbeth of his fate, they vanish into thin air and the messenger of the king comes with the news, confirming the prophecy concerning being the Thane of Cawdor. Lady Macbeth is aware that the path to power is through bloodshed, which she approves and encourages Macbeth to accomplish while they receive King Duncan as a guest in their house. In a scene where Macbeth and Lady Macbeth talk on how they should approach the situation, Macbeth says that he cannot follow through with this scheme for it is against the law of honor to murder a king who has done a country nothing but good and is acting as an honored guest. Lady Macbeth then replies “was the hope drunk Wherein you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since?
She also challenges his love toward her if he is not following her opinions in which is to kill Duncan and take over his power. From this point, Lady Macbeth is demonstrated as a driving force of Macbeth’s evil actions and she encourages him to achieve power using evil and violent actions. After that, Lady Macbeth’s
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 only way for Lady Macbeth fulfill her ambitions is by influencing Macbeth to murder King Duncan and take his throne away. Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth persuasively throughout their conversation: “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 man” (1.7, 50-52). Macbeth shows weakness and cowardly on trying to murder King Duncan. It proves how Lady Macbeth tries to corrupt him by doubting his manhood. It shows how badly Lady Macbeth is trying to persuade him to turn his loyalty away from Kind Duncan.
Before the first prophecy Macbeth was a faithful soldier, but very passive. Lady Macbeth, although loved Macbeth, is more violent, and wishes for Macbeth to act more recklessly and violent in order to gain more power. After being informed of the first prophecy, Macbeth shows his humanity on multiple
He contemplates killing King Duncan but is forced to commit to it by his wife, Lady Macbeth. Macbeth 's confidence diminishes and when he begins to meet his true fate. A powerful theme shown in Macbeth is that anyone can be susceptible to being both good and evil; this is shown through the snowballing effects of Macbeth 's potential idea of evil, to his guilt of murdering Duncan and Banquo, and his and Lady Macbeth 's eventual downfall due to committing worse deeds for power. Anyone can be capable of good or evil, and in this case, Macbeth was shown as becoming potentially evil towards the beginning of the play. This is introduced when the witches first told Macbeth the good fortunes that were going to come to him.
Macbeth is tempted to kill Duncan because he likes the idea of being king. Once he informs Lady Macbeth of the prophecy, she is hooked on the idea. She tells him to stop being a coward. She wants to do it herself so that she feels more like a man. At first, Macbeth was hesitant about killing the king because he knew that King Duncan is a great ruler.