Both his fate and flaw have a key factor in leading him to his doom. When Macbeth runs into the three witches, they tell him three prophecies : Macbeth will be the Thane of Glamis, Macbeth will be the Thane of Cawdor, and that he will be King of Scotland. When Macbeth hears these prophecies it brings out his ambition for greed and power. Banquo tries to tell Macbeth not to listen
As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration. Being that Banquo seemed suspicious of Macbeth subsequently the night of the king 's death. Apprehensive of his throne Macbeth would do anything in his power to prevent even the slightest chance for anyone to take the throne from him.
According to Google, ambition is a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work. Macbeth’s ambition was by the supernatural power of the three witches. Lady Macbeth, his wife, then she pushes Macbeth to ambition to be a king. His ambition led to murdering innocent people. Macbeth ambition was led by apathy and discouragement.
“And dash'd the brains out” such a disturbing image that shakes Macbeth. Macbeth is ambitious, but Lady Macbeth is even more so. She has ambitions that far surpass the status quo; she orders the heavens, possibly the demon, to “unsex me now”. Macbeth himself is probably holds the most responsibility for his own downfall. You reap what you sow, as they would say.
Compelling her husband by giving him an ultimatum, be a coward or kill the king. Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. You could argue that when he ‘wore the Thane of Cawdor’s robes’ he became a traitor like the Thane of Cawdor. His traitorous actions would have been met with death at that time. God's divine order is disturbed as Macbeth challenges God by killing the God appointed King and assuming the role for himself in his quest for power.
Shakespeare shows the reader that one persons greed can get him killed and other people around to turn on him, By showing the reader what decisions Macbeth made to elevate his status in power. The kind of people who changed around them and how they changed. Furthermore in Act 1, Macbeth is given a prophecy that he would become king by three witches. This leads to him into thinking greedy and commiting murder. He acted because his first prophecy came true about being thane of cawdor.
She even calls upon the dark spirits to take away her soft womanliness. The Witches use words to spark the deep desire within Macbeth to become king. They prophesize that he will one day become king, but, they also prophesize that although Banquo may not be king himself he will produce a long line of heirs to the throne. Macbeth sees this as a threat and he ultimately ends up murdering Banquo and his family. The Witches words spark the conflict within the play.
Here, Macbeth says that he will have to “oerleap,/For in my way it [Malcolm] it lies” (I, III, 55-57). Macbeth’s ambition is what is causing him to intervene with his prophecy and pursue his goal (rather than leave it to chance). In a way, it is Macbeth’s own “black and deep desires” that make him kill in the first place as the witches never tell him to do so. Furthermore, apart from ambition, it is Macbeth’s own weak will and moral system that causes him to do the actions that result in his downfall. Macbeth’s weak will is undeniable and is illustrated before killing Duncan.
Though these themes, the characters of Macbeth are driven to the point of destruction. The use of violence in Macbeth is evident with all characters applying to their own advantages. The theme of violence protrudes throughout the play causing the annihilation of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and for numerous other characters. Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth in a violent act to kill the king of Scotland Duncan to benefit herself as queen of Scotland and Macbeth as king. At the beginning of Act 1 Scene 3 the ‘Thunder’ that is used highlights the technique of pathetic fallacy and highlights the inner turmoil of the characters.
He even had hallucination of the Dragger. Lady Macbeth was behind him for all those crimes. Macbeth easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitions to the throne, and once he commits his first crime and is crowned king of Scotland, he had to kill other people to keep his secret safe and to secure his throne and the moment of awful guilt when Banquo’s ghost appears and also his lady’s death seems to give away the misery. These reflect the tragic tension to Macbeth. Macbeth cannot maintain his power because his increasingly brutal actions make him hated as a
In Act 2, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth chose to commit a sin, killing King Duncan, at his stay at Macbeth’s kingdom. Macbeth continuously thought of what he is destined to do, making his prophecy happen faster. “ Macbeth - The handle, toward my hand? Come, let me clutch yet I see thee still, art thou not, fatal vision, sensible to the feeling as to
He compromises his honor and negates moral responsibility to attain power and position which results in his tragic end. From the beginning, Macbeth was faced with choices and he continuously kept on making bad ones. The witches vision for the future of him becoming king together with his ambition drove Macbeth to commit a crime, make a choice that would then continue to haunt him forever. With significant influence from Lady Macbeth, he decided to take action and murder King Duncan. We see him consider his choice to kill Duncan in soliloquy in Act 1, Scene 7 “If it were done”.