In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the story started with Macbeth being a loyal and brave thane to King Duncan. After the three witches had told him that he was eventually going to become king, he was over taken by ambition and power, which led to the kings’ death and Macbeth taking over the throne. There are many arguments about whose ambition led to all the murders and events in the play. The actions and words of Lady Macbeth could have led to the encouragement of Macbeth, which made him act upon his feelings, which ultimately led the murders and everything else that had happened around those events. The words of the witches could have also driven him to act upon everything.
Ambition can also be used as a weapon as we see in Macbeth by the witches. Being overly ambitious, like Macbeth could kill, drive one crazy, and affect those around someone. Having goals and trying to achieve one’s dream is not a problem, but when it changes one’s heart from good to evil then it becomes a problem. In the play Macbeth, his ambition to become king drove him, had a negative effect on him, and caused people to die. First, because Macbeth heard of the prophecy he tries to achieve it because it sounds good to his ears.
Macbeth makes you think about fate. Because is it Macbeth’s fate to be traitor and to kill the king? or is he alone responsible for his actions because the choose freely? We see fate throughout the whole play, but especially in the three weird sisters, Macbeth’s actions and the appearance of Banquo’s ghost.
Throughout the film, we get a glimpse of morality coming from the characters. Kurzel’s idea of placing the concept of child loss at the heart of the action, especially for Lady Macbeth, and the need for closure without leaving the weapons on the battlefield, for Macbeth himself. The feeling of loss manifests itself into violence and death which paint the very picture of an authentic Shakespearean play. The film is shot considering a wide range of perspectives which include secondary and trivial characters. This aspect influenced the plot in bringing out humanity and affinity in the scenes; scenes that are only described in speeches in the stage play including the initial battle scene and, later, the gruesome deaths of Macduff’s wife and children are shown in the film.
This line is in reference to when the witches will approach Macbeth: before, during, or after the battle he is about to be involved in, with thunder representing before, lighting during, and rain after. Scene 3 • Quote analysis: “often times, to win us our harm,/ The instruments of darkness tell us truths;” (1.3.122-123). This quote is a very important one as Banquo heavily foreshadows what is to come later in the story. By this quote, Banquo says that evil can be brought about by simple truths, and that deception often lies around them. Macbeth is eventually corrupted by a simple, deceptive truth; that he will be King.
At first Macbeth was firm on his stance of not wanting to kill Duncan, though after several comments on his manhood Lady Macbeth, the spur to prick the sides of my intent, had convinced her husband. “More evidence of the witches control over the play is a hesitant Macbeth on his way to kill Duncan and an image of a floating dagger
Following Macbeth talking to the witches and them prophesying to him that he will obtain the thrown he explained to his wife everything that had been told to him. From there they arranged a plan to eliminate King Duncan, as the time to fulfill the deed was approaching Macbeth started to rethink his choice. Lady Macbeth assured her husband Macbeth that the plan was going as intended the knights have been drugged and Duncan was asleep. In Act II Lady Macbeth states “I have drugged their possets.
It is optimistic the integration of the supernatural convention in Macbeth can provide the reader and the audience with an impression of harrowing concern and mysterious unworldliness. This report will delve into the world of supernatural and how it is asserts its presence in the world of Macbeth. The reader can identify that Macbeth will have supernatural elements in it within the opening lines as the witches are first introduced. The witches seem to predict Macbeth’s victory by foresight. The use of language in their dialogue in the opening consists of rhyming, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair:/Hover through the fog and filthy air.” (1:1,12-13).
A story of tragedy is not uncommon with William Shakespeare and his works of prose. In his plays, death and despair is more likely than honor and prosperity. This is an included facet to Macbeth as well, having sinister themes of greed, manipulation, and brutality. Macbeth, by the infamous playwright, Shakespeare, presents us with multiple aspects factoring into whether the main character controls his actions that lead to the tragic events. The three witches introduced to the reader were the initial characters to plant the seed of greed in Macbeth’s mind.
When they first meet he exclaims “Speak if you can: what are you?” (I.iii.49). This solidifies the witches as supernatural and not a common occurrence in the realm of the play. This again is a trait of a Tragic Hero making Macbeth a prime example. The witches do not only tell Macbeth of the ideas, they also influence him in his decision. Macbeth returns to the witches to see if his fortune has changed but when he arrives the witches create apparitions, one of which tells Macbeth “None of woman born shall harm Macbeth” (IV.i.86-87).
At this moment Macbeth has not put the thought of murder into his mind. Through the aside, the audience understands that at first Macbeth is sane and has no intention of killing Duncan. In addition, Shakespeare uses an aside in act 1, scene 3 to let the audience delve into the mind of Macbeth. Macbeth questions his thoughts by saying “I am thane of Cawdor./If good, why do I yield to that suggestion/Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair/And make my seated/heart knock at my ribs,/Against the use of nature? Present fears/Are less than horrible imaginings” (1:3:130-143).
This mood/tone was also created because Macbeth is known to be a tragedy play. In addition, the play opens by showing the witches because long ago, individuals actually believed that witches existed, so it was a clever strategy to use on the audience. Plus, Shakespeare opens the play with the witches as a tactic to foreshadow and predict what will happen eventually throughout the play. Lastly, with the witches opening the play, Shakespeare makes his audience engender anticipation
This second vision also represents Macbeth’s ambition. Macbeth asks the witches to reveal possible threats, and becomes reassured when he hears the prophecy. He says, “And take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live, That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, And sleep in spite of thunder.” (IV, i, 87-89) The second prophecy symbolizes Macbeth’s desire to maintain his position as king. Macbeth knows that the witches’ prediction will come true due to his experience with the first prophecy.