By playing on Macbeth’s deepest ambition, it brought forth thoughts of evil and as a result, it leads Macbeth down a violent path. Lady Macbeth also has a part to play as she is the driving force, who plotted and urged Macbeth into committing the hideous act. Lady Macbeth attacked qualities of Macbeth’s manhood, telling him when he commits the murder then he “[is] a man”. Shakespeare suggests that Macbeth lacks the strength of character, but through manipulation of his ambitions, he gains the strength to carry out the act. Straight after the murder of Duncan, Macbeth is shaken by what he has committed and says will all “great Neptune’s ocean, wash this blood/clean from my hands”, reveals that he is now regretting his decision and is making an attempt to get rid of the evidence.
First, he very clearly voices is concern of being caught or punished for killing the King. “This even-handed justice commends the ingredients of our poison’d chalice to our own lips” (Shakespeare 27). He declares that if he goes through with murdering Duncan he will be punished one way or
The murders that Macbeth committed not only showed his brutality and ruthlessness but it also showed how twisted is soul is. These murders indicate the darkness of Macbeth because he not only kills the king, but he kills those who love and respect him. It could also be because of how selfish and corrupt Macbeth became from the thirst of power that could never be quenched. Once becoming the Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth enjoyed having a title to his name. Sadly, this title was not enough for him so Macbeth’s imagination had the “witches” prophecy be that Macbeth would become the Thane of Cawdor (which he already knew) and a king.
After Macbeth murders King Duncan, he becomes worried that his friend Banquo might try to overthrow him, for the witches that predicted that Macbeth was going to be king also “hailed [Banquo] father to a line of kings” (Shakespeare 69). In order to stop this, Macbeth orders three murders to murder Banquo as he is horseback riding with his son, Fleance. Similarly, Iago has been plotting the downfalls of all the characters in Othello. One example of this is at the end when Iago wants to get rid of Roderigo because “[h]e call[ed] [him] to a restitution large [o]f gold and jewels;” Iago accomplishes this by tricking Roderigo into fighting Cassio (Shakespeare 223). When Roderigo was injured in the fight, Iago murders him.
In every Tragedy there must be a tragic hero and in this story it shows that Macbeth is the tragic hero, is a round character, and also a very dynamic character. A tragic hero is the protagonist of a tragedy. The tragedy of Macbeth tells a story about a man named Macbeth that wants to be king. Macbeth was a very twisted man and was power crazy he did everything to become king he even murdered innocents and whomever stood in his way. Macbeth was considered a tragic hero because Macbeth had many people follow him he also had a down flaw that led to his death but went down heroically.
Macbeth is a piece of Shakespeare that will last forever. It is a tale of manipulation, murder, deceit, and a man falling into all these traps. A man whose quest for the throne turns him into a murder, his conscious gets consumed by bloodshed and greed. Shakespeare uses blood in a symbolic way throughout the story. Being that the story weighs heavily on blood and guilt, blood represents life at the beginning of the play and then turns into guilt throughout the story.
Hamlet figured out that Claudius killed King Hamlet from the ghost by putting poison in his ear in his sleep (1.5 32-40). Readers have learned that both characters killed the current kings in their slumber in order to gain power despite being “close” to the kings. However, Macbeth had a greater passion to take the crown, because he confronted King Duncan with a dagger. This means that Macbeth is prepared to face any danger and he is willing to fight anyone
This extract shows Macbeth’s emotions which were in disguise and slowly shows the different side of Macbeth’s personality.We learn about his strong ambitions which have taken control over his mind.We have been introduced to the murder and guilt in the environment.it also shows the reaction and effect of the murder on Lady Macbeth.This is the “bloody” scene where the swords come out and the deed is committed.It gears us towards the fact that we shouldn 't feel sorry or sympathize towards Macbeth .It is one of the most important scenes in the play. The two main characters in this scene are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth was seen as a noble and well mannered gentleman who is strong on the field and a loyal soldier in the beginning of the play . He then met the three witches who sabotaged his mind and made him believe he would be king.He is ambitious but it is mainly the ambitions of Lady Macbeth that drove such
Throughout William Shakespeare 's Macbeth many of the characters show ambition for the things that they do. Normally being ambitious would be a good quality but in Macbeth it’s a quality you don 't want to have. The main characters Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, and Macduff have ambition to commit crimes. After the crimes were committed blood was visible as a reminder to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as the things that they 've done. In William Shakespeare 's Macbeth, the theme of ambition is developed through the motif of blood as seen in the assassination of King Duncan, the murder of Banquo, and Macduff killing Macbeth.
Driven with suspicion, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth began to commit numerous amounts of murders which led Macbeth to become an oppressing king. Because of Macbeth’s wicked attempts Macduff and Malcolm, King Duncan’s next heir to the throne, decided to take action so that they can maintain order. A battle then culminates in Macduff 's confrontation with Macbeth. Macbeth realizes that he is doomed, however he still manages to fight. Macduff kills and beheads him, thus fulfilling the remaining prophecy.