Macbeth’s ambition is one of the most prominent things that drive Macbeth in the play and truly becomes evident when he hears of the Witches prophecies. When the witches stop talking, he demands to know more. “Stay you imperfect speakers, tell me more” (I, III, 73-74). This portrays his excessive curiosity on the subject as well as his craving for more desirable prophecies. This ambitious nature and craving for power is also demonstrated only moments after hearing the witches, when he starts formulating a plan to kill Duncan in order to make the third prophecy come true.
In the original play the witches only show up at the beginning when they talk to Macbeth and about the witches prophecies and when Macbeth comes to talk to the witches about his future. In the Goold (2010) version, The witches appear constantly. An example of this is when Macbeth and Macduff were fighting at the very end of the movie. The witches appeared and then Macbeth said “Enough” and made the witches leave.The witches appear usually when bad acts are being portrayed and when prophecies become true. This gives the witches an unsettling vibe to them.
Hecate is the goddess of witchcraft and can be viewed as the leader of the three witches. She appeared early on in the play in Act III, scene v to explain to the witches that Macbeth will come back to the witches to ask them about his destiny. This scene help leads to setup the current scene that I am analyzing. After Hecate leaves, Macbeth shows up and asks for the witches. He wants the witches to reveal his destiny.
Blind Ambition and Greed The play “Macbeth”, by William Shakespeare illustrates many themes through the characters from the beginning to the end of the story. But the main central theme introduced is Ambition and Greed. As the play goes on we read how Macbeth permits his Ambition and Greed to dictate the outcomes and tragedy’s that occur to himself and others. The main examples of Ambition and Greed is seen through Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff. Ambition and Greed is first introduced in the beginning of “Macbeth” when Macbeth and Banquo are greeted with three witches.
Lady Macbeth puts on a fierce and intimidating front but proves incapable of the egregious act of murder. Macbeth, however, actually commits murder and determines to do any vile deed to fight for the crown. He holds this disposition even until the point of death, unlike Lady Macbeth who dies repentant. Macbeth’s murderous actions and attitude prior to death ultimately demonstrate that he is the worse villain of the
I think that William Shakespeare is showing us that Macbeth has been tied to a prophecy and it is now time for them all to be fulfilled. In the beginning, we are told about Macbeth become “king hereafter”, we know that he does become king when he murders king Duncan and says that the “deed is done”. This shows how Macbeth’s mind became a well of damage when he begins hallucinating and saying, “Is this a dagger which I see before me”. I believe that these thoughts are what lead him to kill Duncan, and they act as images that the witches would supernaturally place into Macbeth’s mind. Macbeth did help us test whether or not we could truly trust the witches’ predictions sending out murderers to murder Banquo and his son Fleance, the witches show that they will not release their grip on Macbeth when one of the murderers says “Fleance, is ‘scaped.”This event lets us know that Macbeth cannot impact any outside factors because the witches have already determined the future, by ensuring that Fleance is still an available heir.
From a young age, Queen Cersei started her evil off with the jealousy that fueled her to push her best friend into a well, ultimately killing her. Hereafter, Cersei continued to murder if necessary to the point where redemption is out of the question. Which is comparable to Macbeth in the way he plotted clandestine deaths of the people around him and killed to achieve his only desire; the throne. Queen Cersei could not escape the evil that fixated itself on her, or in other words, all the perfumes of Arabia could not sweeten her little hand just like Lady Macbeth. Regardless, Lady Macbeth brought up an interesting topic if evil can really be taken away from a person.
Throughout the play Macbeth’s choices were constantly influenced by other characters in the play; namely the three Witches and Lady Macbeth. witches impress over Macbeth. However, at the first Macbeth didn’t believe them. When the first witchy says, “all hail, Macbeth When the second witch cries, “all hail, Macbeth hail to thee the thane of Cawdor!”. And the third witch stats, “all hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter”.
Some examples include, the appearance of the ghost, Gertrude, Claudias, and a few others. All of them played a specific role in determining Hamlet’s faith. There are multiple scenarios where Hamlet falls into deciding what appears to be true and what is actually true. Hamlet fights within himself to perceive the reality of his situations. Hamlet has a desire to see through many appearances to reality, which ultimately heightens conflict within the play.
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. The three witches gave multiple predictions which affected Macbeth’s