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. Later on, in the play, Macbeth asserts his right over Lady Macbeth, flipping their dynamic, and distances himself from her, "be innocent of the knowledge dearest chuck.
From the start Macbeth knows the his sons are not destined to become kings but, he thinks that he is better than faith. Thinking that he knows better than the witches Macbeth order a killing spree to all potential challengers to his illegitimate rule. He order the murderers to attack and kill his best friend Banquo and his sons Fleance so the prophecy can’t come true. After ward he sends his soldier to the castle of Macduff were the kill everything and everyone in sight. In his trying to beat faith he creates the force lead by the British and Macduff that will eventually destroy him.
Macbeth began to turn evil when he decides to commit regicide on King Duncan, and all he could think about was finishing him off for good, when he said, “If it were done, when ’tis done, then ’twere well / it were done quickly” (Shakespeare 1.7.1-2). Macbeth’s mind was full of ambition to make his last prophecy of becoming King of Scotland come true, that instead of celebrating himself as Thane of Cawdor, he consumes himself with the witches and his ambitions that he became one of the nature of evil itself. Furthermore, Macbeth’s act of evil continues and became darker after he became King of Scotland. After becoming King, he went on a murdering rampage for those who got in his way of trying to strip him of his leadership, and that even meant killing his best friend Banquo and Banquo’s son Fleance. Before Banquo died, he spoke, “O, treachery!
The predictions cause Macbeth’s ego to inflate. How is it possible for the Thane of Cawdor to become king when he is not next to the heir. Once receiving the present prediction of Thane of Cawdor, he contemplates “As happy prologues to the swelling act of imperial theme” (1.3.128-129). Newly Thane of Cawdor, he becomes overconfident and certain that the prophecies will be fulfilled. Macbeth believes these prophecies only because he likes what they are saying and believes it is his fate.
Macduff is a part of Macbeth’s fate as well. From day one, Macduff is suspicious of Macbeth’s climb to the throne. For example, he leads a crusade to take down Macbeth and reclaims the throne to Malcolm. Macbeth’s fate is not just determined by Malcolm reclaiming the throne, but revenge for murdering Macduff’s family.
This is a sign of Macbeth’s dirty conscious. Although Macbeth’s conscious is in this state, it becomes overridden by his ambition for power. Even while knowing killing someone is sinful, he still murders his beloved king and friend, Duncan. Without Lady Macbeth pressuring him the way she did, Macbeth will not gain the ambition and immense strive for power he does
She emasculates Macbeth and challenges his bravery, which to him is the essence of a being a man, "coward." Compelling her husband by giving him an ultimatium, be a coward or kill the king. Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. 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. Later on in the play, Macbeth asserts his right over Lady Macbeth, flipping their dynamic, and distances himself from her,"be innocent of the knowlded dearest chuck.
“There is a sufficiency in the world for man 's need but not for man 's greed.” This quote was spoken from a wise Indian activist, what he says is a correlation towards the rising greed aspect of the character Macbeth. This play Macbeth was about a soldier who became greedy with power. It is about Macbeth’s Tyrant display when he kills Duncan and orders Banquo to be killed and other violent acts.
When Macbeth killed Macdonwald, he was soon given Cawdors title by king Duncan. Later, the three witches made three predictions for macbeth. The predictions were that he would become king, Thane of Cawdor, and the Thane of Glamis. Macbeth doesn’t trust the witches so he reacts. Macbeth then speaks about a horrid image which about killing the king.
The Consequences of Free Will In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, fate and free will play a large part throughout the story. Macbeth has to make difficult choices that impact how everything turns out in the end. The witches’ predictions, guilt, and Macbeth’s actions based on the predictions cause events that could happen in the story to change when they take matters into their own hands.
Shakespeare subverts the stereotypical gender role as he gives Macduff a feminine characteristic of emotion. Macduff uses his anger as he wants to fight Macbeth. He states, “[F]ront to front/ Bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself;/ within my sword’s length set him; if he ‘scape,/ Heaven forgive him too!” (4.3 232-235). Macduff gets rid of his grief by converting it into anger and strength.
Macbeth 's reaction to the third witch saying "All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter" (1.3.48) leads him to murdering King Duncan. Macbeth shows his ambition to become king, when he talks about murdering King Duncan. “Stars, hide your fires/ let not light see my black
Ambition and Temptation in Macbeth. Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, shows a variety of themes throughout the play, but the one that stands out the most is ambition and temptation. Being ambitious does not necessarily always have to be a negative trait. Ambition alone is a great trait to obtain.
Ms. Graham English 11R 16 March 2017 Ambition in Macbeth Ambition is a strong desire to achieve success through hard work and determination. It is also a powerful aspiration which could have either a positive or negative impact on an individual’s life. Throughout history ambition has been a major topic in many works of literature. William Shakespeare was a popular poet and playwright who wrote about this determination through characters in his works. In Shakespeare’s poetry, ambition was portrayed as a deceptive trait which would lead to a character’s collapse from a high to a low position.
Hamartia is the fatal flaw of a tragic hero. Macbeth’s hamrita is being too ambitious. One if the time that Macbeth showed his ambition is when he killed Duncan. Macbeth killed Duncan because he wanted to be king, but before that, Duncan, the King of Scotland had just pronounced his son next in line for king. Macbeth says this to himself when he is preparing to kill Duncan.