The reason some readers may give him that name is for all the killing Macbeth does in order to become king. The audience believes that Macbeth was under realization of what he was doing for his own good. They also consider him an antagonist because Macbeth told Lady Macbeth “To know my deed ‘twere best not know myself” (2.2.71). There the audience knows that Macbeth understands what he did but he is trying to forget. But many see him still as a tragic hero because his flaw is what allowed him to proceed with the killing.
When Macbeth rethinks killing Duncan he says “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself and falls on the other” (25-28). Macbeth has no reason to kill Duncan and admits that Duncan is a good king and that he wants to kill him just to have the power for himself. When Malcom finds Duncan’s body he says this in his rage “Gainst nature still! Thriftless ambition, that will ravin up thine own lives’ means! Then tis most like the sovereignty will fall upon Macbeth” (39-42).
Macbeth’s quick transition of concern from Banquo to Fleance exhibits his disregard to the people close to him, a distinct behavior often tied to sociopathic people. Macbeth’s calm and collected attitude after the news of Banquo’s murder is unnerving and frightening, especially after seeing how affected he had been at the murder of King Duncan. When killing King Duncan, Macbeth was thoughtless and anxious, but when planned the murder of Banquo Macbeth was cool minded and collected. Macbeth was once a trustworthy man, but now is a disrespectful and violent king. Furthermore, after Banquo’s murder, his body is shown no respect as “Safe in a ditch he bides,/With twenty trenchèd gashes on his head” (Shakespeare 101).
In the play The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macduff proves to be the true hero. Macduff proves to be the true hero of the play for being loyal to his country and killing Macbeth. Macbeth and Macduff differ because Macbeth is conceded and a killer, while Macduff is not. Macduff, the Thane of Fife, proves to be a loyal man when it comes to his country and his people. For example, Macduff deserts his family in order to go to England to meet with Malcolm and the king of England, so all three of them can go back to Scotland to defeat Macbeth for once and all.
Macbeth as the main focus of the play is presented as an honorable, worth man. King Duncan announces Macbeth as thane of cawdor due to the present thane being revealed as a traitor and therefore, executed. As King Duncan makes his decision about the new thane he claims, “No more that thane of cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest: go pronounce his present death, And with his former title greet Macbeth.” (I,ii,64-66), which could be foreshadowing Macbeth’s fate. Duncan finds Macbeth to be worthy of the title and that no thane of cawdor shall deceive them yet again but as it seems, that is not true. Macbeth appears to be a great man but really he will become a murderous and cruel man.
The Downfall of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe that lures him to evil ways” -Buddha (BrainyQuote). Evil is already within man, and he does not need help to provoke it, but himself. In the tragedy Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the protagonist and antagonist, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, both confront challenges that lead them to their downfall; this is shown in Acts I, II, IV, and V. In Macbeth, Macbeth undergoes a dramatic change that ultimately leads to his downfall. The witches tell him that he is the Thane of Cawdor and would later become the next king, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, he is the Thane of Cawdor!/All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (Shakespeare I.3.
The strive and ambition for power can seem to become true perfection, but people must become more careful about what they wish for because that power might exactly be what causes their downfall. This is true in William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth by a man by the name of Macbeth. Macbeth is a Scottish general and Thane of Glamis and is known for being a noble Thane and a brave, and powerful soldier. Macbeth being a high-ranking man was not virtuous. He was easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitious crave to claim the throne.
In Macbeth, the good and evil shows a relation between the killing of King Duncan, the killing of Banquo, and the conflict between Macbeth and Macduff. In the killing of King Duncan, good and evil showed a relation in Macbeth. It was evil that Macbeth killed King Duncan with the guard’s daggers, but it is good that he became king after that. Bevington said, “When King Duncan chooses this moment to honour
Macbeth is doomed not by fate, but by a flaw in his character. This statement is very questionable because Macbeth is doomed by his fate and his flaw. Macbeth's flaw is ambition, and when the three witches tell macbeth about the future, Macbeth tries to be the master of his fate and that leads to his doom. Also, his ambition for power and greed also leads to his doom. Both his fate and flaw have a key factor in leading him to his doom.
The aspects of Aristotle criteria has a definition to the tragedies combining the characteristics into Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Aristotle criteria is qualified for the supernatural values in Macbeth by making Macbeth having a weakness which is his pride. Macbeth was thane of Glamis and a brave soldier to Duncan which his purpose is to murder Duncan to gain his spot“noble Macbeth hath won”(I.II.78). Macbeth desire for power has clouded his incisiveness and he has no intents to kill Duncan. Macbeth was pushing his “vaulting ambitions …” (I.Vii.27) that blinded him to see his intents to killing Duncan.