Macbeth slowly becomes a new shade of evil with every action he makes as he sends murderers to murder his good friend Banquo. ¨I will advise you where to plant yourselves, acquaint you with the perfect spy o´th´time, the moment on´t; for´t must be done tonight, and something from the palace; always thought that I require a clearness.” (3.1.129-133) Macbeth gives ill advice to the murderers to kill Banquo because of his so-said ¨wrong doings¨. He continues to go onto the point where he states it was not his fault since he was no the one to physically murder is old friend. He later sees Banquo´s ghost as the reader realizes his actions will catch up to Macbeth soon. Lady Macbeth however fled with guilt, feels the need to act normal in all senses.
In William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, the leading motif, ambition, equally serves as the catalyst for Macbeth’s demise. Throughout the play, Shakespeare gradually exposes Macbeth’s weak character and internal darkness as he presents Macbeth with the seductive illusion of power and ambition. Macbeth’s ambition turned him from a noble Thane to a murdering King, encouraged by his wife until his tender character turned ruthless, and eventually led to the final deaths Lady Macbeth and himself. In the beginning of Macbeth, the protagonist possessed respectable qualities. Similar to Oedipus, Macbeth desired to save their kingdoms either from the plague or Scottish traitors.
Once Macbeth completed his mission, he went back to Lady Macbeth with the bloody daggers and proudly stated, “I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise?” Lady Macbeth became enraged when she saw he had the daggers and told him he needed to bring them back to the crime scene. Macbeth also says how he heard someone scream, “murder!” (2:2 25-26). 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.
Her relation to blood changes as first starting off as acting as a creepy unhumanly devil with a love for blood which then changes to fearing the smell of blood and imagining it on her hands. “Out, damned spot. Out, I say one, two. Why then ‘tis time to do’t. Hell is Murky…,” Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking/ sleeptalking imagining that patches of blood are all over her and she is demanding them to come off.
Macbeth continues to see the ghost of Banquo throughout dinner causing him to have sudden and unexplained outbursts.Lady Macbeth tries to explain her husband’s odd behavior by saying “My lord is often thus, and hath been from his youth”(Mac 3.4.53-54). She does this so people don 't grow suspicious and question what Macbeth is saying. Macbeth loses his free will because he ses illusions and lives in a false
This is a representation of how he restrains his guilty thoughts and feelings. “Bloody and invisible hand” demonstrates the contrast between the appearance and reality. It becomes difficult for both characters to hide their distress and contrition of their crimes. In Act 3 Scene 4, Macbeth loses composure at his gathering as Banquo’s ghost has appeared. He notices that the table is full and thought witnessing Banquo’s bloody figure was a joke.
However, the fourth apparition with Banquo strips away all this confidence. The endless line of Banquo’s descendants is torturing to Macbeth as “thy crown does sear mine eyeballs”, he can almost feel the pain as Macbeth is forced to come to terms with the inheritance of the throne. In doing so, the guilt of killing Banquo returns to him as he notices that Banquo is “blood-bolstered” but still he “smiles”. The matting of blood in Banquo’s hair and the presence of his eight heirs creates a horrific, haunting image mocking the stability of Macbeth’s throne. However, despite Macbeth’s initial feelings of dejection and the “pernicious” effect of the apparition he continues to pursue his plans and descend further into evil.
In the play “Macbeth” the protagonist goes through different kind of external and internal conflict. Firstly, Macbeth has an internal conflict within himself whereas he does not want to kill the king, however Lady Macbeth, whom was Lords Macbeths wife, gets involved which leads up to Macbeths first external conflict. Lady Macbeth insults him by calling Macbeth names which upsets Macbeth as a man. But nonetheless Macbeth did not want to kill the King of Scotland, yet he still does it to prove his lady of how much of a man he is. Secondly, an internal conflict ensues at the aftermath of the killing of the King of Scotland.
In the play, Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses the theme of the corrupting power of ambition, Macbeth’s character flaws, and the theme of cruelty versus masculinity to show Macbeth’s misdeeds were a direct result of external influences. Throughout the play, Macbeth commits several wrongdoings including, killing King Duncan, his friend Banquo and manipulating others into carrying out his wishes. By appealing to Macbeth’s strong desires to become king, the witches’ prophecies leads Macbeth to commit several murders. Through fueling Macbeth’s inner insecurities, Malcolm prompts Macbeth to irrationally continue wrongdoings. Similarly, Lady Macbeth’s manipulative persona, encourages Macbeth to commit wicked actions.
Macbeth’s destructive choices propelled the action forward because he was strongly influenced by the manipulations of others around him causing in self destruction. William shakespeare’s restrained play, Macbeth, reveals manipulating forces within relationships through its complex characters and plot interactions. In the beginning of the play, the power of manipulating forces within relationships is revealed when the witches introduce Macbeth with prophecies that give him hope of becoming a greatly empowered man. As the play continues and the plot becomes more complicated, the theme is further developed when Lady Macbeth seduces Macbeth into thinking he has to prove his manhood to her. As the play comes to a close, possession within relationships is refined when Macbeth no longer needs the influence of others, he has become berserk in the commitment to do what he has to do in order to become a forceful