In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth Macbeth’s descent into madness is a major theme in the story. Throughout the play we witness him try to reach his ambitions, but also witnessing his descent into madness. What caused this descent though? Macbeth had many influences in his life telling him where to go and what to do. His wife, Lady Macbeth telling him to chase after his ambitions, and the three witches supposedly prophesying that his ambitions will be reached.
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).
The first line of the entire play is spoken by the first witch who proposes, “When shall we meet again? In thunder lightning or in rain?” (Shakespeare 1.1.1). All three witches agree about meeting once again when Macbeth returns. They all leave the stage reciting, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” (Shakespeare 1.1.9). According to Zhang Longxi, “In the context of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, the repetition of ‘fair’ and ‘foul’ cannot be a mere coincidence.” This line is a paradox because it describes something seeming good as bad and something seeming bad as good.
Unhae Langis, once wrote that, “Lady Macbeth evokes shame in him [Macbeth] to get him back into the contest.” By constantly shaming her husband, Lady Macbeth holds a great amount of control on the way he sees himself. Macbeth’s actions are ultimately based on pleasing his wife. When Macbeth informs his wife on the witches prophecies, she does not believe that Macbeth is strong enough to do whatever it takes to be the new king of Scotland. In Act I, Scene 5 of Macbeth, Shakespeare writes, “Yet
The Three “Weird” Witches in Macbeth If you were given your fate for the rest of your life how would you react? In the Shakespearean play, Macbeth, the preposterous way that men react when given their fate is portrayed. Macbeth takes place in a medieval Scotland, where the main character, Macbeth, and others are faced with many obstacles after Macbeth receives his destiny from the three witches. Shakespeare allows for several instances in which fate and a man 's will fuse with each other. The three witches, which are also known as the three “weird sisters”, represent Macbeth’s fate and completely control his thoughts and actions that ultimately play a part in his downfall.
In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the story started with Macbeth being a loyal and brave thane to King Duncan. After the three witches had told him that he was eventually going to become king, he was over taken by ambition and power, which led to the kings’ death and Macbeth taking over the throne. There are many arguments about whose ambition led to all the murders and events in the play. The actions and words of Lady Macbeth could have led to the encouragement of Macbeth, which made him act upon his feelings, which ultimately led the murders and everything else that had happened around those events. The words of the witches could have also driven him to act upon everything.
Macbeth's Tragic flaw is that he takes all the power that he is told he will get to his head, When the witches tell him that he will become the king Macbeth says “Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more. By Sinel’s death I know I am thane of Glamis. But how of Cawdor?”
How Shakespeare links the deception between the characters show how each of them vary in character and personality, as Macbeth started out as a noble and caring guy but quickly changed into someone that murdered and took things into his own matter when they don’t work out his way. He was fooled by his wife and the witches, but solely because he let it get to him, he had the choice and the chance to prevent it, but instead did nothing to change anything. He gave into the evil ways that they followed, and let it change him into someone he’s
Power can not only bring ambitious people honors, but also make them lose everything. In the play, Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, it demonstrates that the immoral power influences the life of Macbeth dramatically. Macbeth’s abuse of power destroys his relationship with his cousin, friend, and wife, which shows that Macbeth’s wild ambition causes him to be isolated. Macbeth’s abuse of power destroys his relationship with his cousin, Duncan. It is because that Macbeth desires Duncan’s throne.
Due to him being paranoid he had to take away many more lives so he can feel safe in his throne. Based on an analysis of the play, the Witches are responsible for Macbeth’s downfall in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. An indication that Macbeth is not responsible for his own downfall is when the