From murder to greed Shakespeare’s Macbeth portrays a story of how one’s flaws can transform into a person’s way of thinking and acting. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth changes from a cold-hearted, greedy, shell of a human body into a guilt ridden woman. Her selfish desires met with ambition and a want for power pushed her into driving Macbeth to kill Duncan. Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth become very guilty because of the crime they have committed. Although Macbeth actively kills the King, Lady Macbeth was more guilty of Duncan’s murder than Macbeth.
Lady Macbeth In the play Macbeth written by Shakespeare tells a story about a prophecy granting Macbeth to be crowned king if he kills the cherished and beloved king Duncan. Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife played a huge part in the killing of Duncan. Although Lady Macbeth did not kill duncan and it was macbeth who had done it, Lady Macbeth still had a major influence on Macbeth which had caused him to murder the king without her influence the crime would have not been committed. Macbeth needed someone to believe in him doing the act and be there for him, Lady Macbeth had played that part. Lady macbeth had also stated that had done it herself by stating this insulted Macbeth, also even though the prophecy stated he would be king he couldn't
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.
The charms wound up.” (Act1.2 )The witches pour prophecies into Macbeth giving him an insight of what is to come in his future, as king of Scotland. Lady Macbeth receives the news from Macbeth causing her mind to flood with corruption on how to get rid of King Duncan; however, Macbeth is not cruel enough to kill the king of Scotland. Or is he? Is Lady Macbeth up to do this
In the entirety of the play Macbeth gains power by murdering his enemies and those who suspect him. This also ties into his downfall, if you hear the witches prophecies clearly you might be able to tell that they also predict that happening. Yet Macbeth blinded by power has overlooked this and is only looking to gain more strength and build on what he has already. “Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised, and I fear Thou played’st most foully for ’t.”(act 3, scene 1, pg 1). Banquo’s suspicion evidently leads to his death as Macbeth has him murdered before the banquet.
This quote exemplifies how Macbeth’s initial solution to becoming king was murder. Right from the beginning his desires took him over which led to his quick decision of his killing spree and the everlasting effects that coincided with it. Overall, this quote portrays the amount of ambition that he contains and also foreshadows the many deaths in the plot that will eventually lead to his downfall. Furthermore, Lady Macbeth was not just an innocent stand byer during these murders, she was a key pawn in all the action. In fact, she urged Macbeth to kill King Duncan which portrayed her utmost amount of power she held over Macbeth, “O, proper stuff!
Furthermore, Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth saying that she would kill her own baby while breastfeeding, if she had promised him she would. This leads him to believe that being reliable and trustworthy is more important than being a good person. Lady Macbeth's manipulation is the primary reason, Macbeth is able to carry out his plan to murder Duncan. Lady Macbeth continues to negatively influence Macbeth by modeling how to manipulate others. Later in the play, when the murderers are hesitant to kill Banquo and Fleance, Macbeth reassures them
THIRD WITCH: ‘All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!’ This scene is the seen that Macbeth gets the idea of fate in his head and sets the the chain of events in motion, if he had not gotten this idea or had not heard the prophecy the prophecy would not be fulfilled. After Duncen had pronounced Macbeth thane of Cawdor, he pronounced his son Malcom the prince of Cumberland. Now Macbeth realises that he will not become king unless he acts on it. Macbeth tries to master fate, to make fate do exactly what he wants. He does this by murdering king
She calls on evil spirits to help her bloody plans. Who is in charge when Macbeth arrives (1.5.62-82)? Lady Macbeth is in charge once Macbeth arrives. Has Lady Macbeth decided what to do? She had decided to murder King duncan so Macbeth would become king.