He killed multiple people and thought that he would get by with it. Everyone was relieved when they found out the Macbeth was dead. Both of his downfall and his punishment lead to a catharsis. The catharsis that happened was when Malcolm becomes the king of Scotland(5.8.127). This shows a catharsis because when Macbeth got crowned king he made Scotland fall apart.
Enough.” Macbeth goes out of his way in an attempt to change fate and orders the murder of Macduff’s entire family. “He has kill'd me, mother: Run away, I pray you!” This drives Macduff to take revenge by killing Macbeth fulfilling the prophecy and ending Macbeth’s life. If Macbeth did not have so much ambition, he would not have visited the witches or even try to kill Macduff’s family. These two events demonstrate how Macbeth’s great ambition resulted in his downfall. Macbeth could’ve saved himself if he did not kill Banquo and Macduff’s family.
After hearing this, Macbeth decided to murder Duncan. Macbeth’s ego had a major impact on his behavior. “Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem to have thee crowned withal.”(act1 sc5 32-33) If it was no’t for his own ego, he would have never been influenced by the witches and Lady Macbeth to kill Duncan. As soon as he murdered Duncan, his ego took over and he became insane with power and paranoia. This made Macbeth responsible for what he did to Banquo and Macduff’s family.
Misfortunate Souls Macbeth, a play about misfortune or should one say a misfortunate soul? In the First Act of Macbeth, we hear of this heroic character known as Macbeth...who later turns out to not be as heroic as we thought. This play has various hidden meanings, but most importantly it has one authentic theme: the nature of power. Macbeth bears the responsibility for the death of Duncan, his king, his kinsman, and his guest; however, he only gets away with all these murders with the help of Lady Macbeth. Nevertheless, he is accountable for most of the murders.
Furthermore, Macbeth has successfully assassinate Duncan without anyone has notice. Even so the guilt and ambition has change Macbeth into a different character from the beginning. He say after murder Duncan “What hand are here? Ha! They pluck out my eyes!
One line that states Macbeth is forceful is when Macbeth states “To become king myself, I’m either going to have to step over him or give up, because he’s in my way”. One line that states Macbeth is avarice is when Macbeth says “Now I’m decided, and I will exert every muscle in my body to commit this crime.” which he referring to killing King Duncan so that he can be King next because that is what the three witches told him. Both Macbeth and Hermia make bad decisions
One lesson that I ended this story was that one should not allow their ambition to overcome moral constraints, or they will be destroyed by it. We see how Macbeth was a person in power at the beginning of the story and how he after hearing about his prophecy from the witches, became greedy for it. Once he takes actions that are immoral to gain or secure power like when he kills Duncan, his guilt afterwards tear him apart. After hearing about the success from the murderers who killed Banquo, in Act 3, Scene 4, Macbeth starts his descent into insanity and mania, believing that he sees Banquo sitting at the table with the other lords. This is a very easy example of his guilt literally tugging at his psyche.
Throughout his stages of character development it is easy to depict what changes have occurred and what has influenced such a transition. In Act ii-iii it is presented that his evil conscience is what built his downfall.When Macbeth was informed that Duncan made him the Thane of Cawsor, he gives into the temptations suggested by the witches and becomes merciless towards the act of murder. In this case Macbeth states, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function; is smother’d in sunrise.” (i.iii.139-141). Macbeth demonstrates treacherous personality traits by acting inhumane towards crimes that he wouldn’t have committed before the prophecies Lady Macbeth however, has this contagious hold on Macbeth hand which influences his actions. For one, she intrigues his masculinity in order to persuade him to commit malicious crimes.
The reason someone might consider Macbeth a serial killer is because a common characteristic of a serial killer is to want to be in control of or have power over others. This characteristic is portrayed when he says “O, yet I do repent me of my fury, that I did kill them” (2, 4,100-101). The text illustrates that Macbeth is trying to hide the fact that he killed the guards, in order to hide the truth of him killing King Duncan from the other citizens and court members of Scotland. There are many instances in the tragedy that portray Macbeth’s changing character into a merciless, serial killer. For instance, in the tragedy, Macbeth says, “Seize upon Fife, give to th’ edge o’ the’ sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls (4, 1,151-152).
Later in the book we find out the true meaning of releasement. The horror becomes true to Jonas as seen by a release done by his father in this statement: “He killed it! My father killed it!” (Lowry 150). This treatment is very similar to that of torture and pain people in North Koreans face. Much like if you commit a crime in a society, you have the chance to be killed either by execution or overtime.
Macbeth is the cause all his own problems. A better than average case of this is after he murders King Duncan, and as opposed to staying on track, he slaughters the gatekeepers. “Oh, yet I do repent me of my fury, that I did kill them.” (Act 2/scene 3, line 107) Macbeth panics, imagining that leaving the watchmen alive will some way or another cause issues down the road for him. As a general rule, at that moment when Macduff first begins to suspect him, suspecting that Macbeth killed his beloved king instead of attending Macbeths coronation he tells Ross that he will spend the evening with his wife and family. “I have no words.