Malcolm then tests where his loyalty lies. He has a feeling that Macbeth has sent Macduff as a spy. He test him by saying that Macbeth will make a terrible King and wanted to see if Macduff would still support him even if he thought the worst of Macbeth. As Macduff was very loyal to King Duncan he wanted to find out who was behind his murder. As Macduff was a friend on King Duncan he also had a suspicion that Macbeth was the one that murdered him.
He chose to kill Duncan when speaking to his wife “I am settled, and bend up Each corporal agent to this terrible feat. Away, and mock the time with fairest show. False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” (1.7.79-82) He has decided not only to kill his king, but to pretend that he is innocent, and take his throne, It is his decision, not Lady Macbeth’s. Even Macbeth himself accepts responsibility for the act, “I’ll go no more: I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on't again I dare not.” (2.2.51-53) Despite the fact that he is convinced he is taking the right course of action, directly following the act he regrets it. He does not blame Lady Macbeth for he knows he is to blame, and she is forced metaphorically clean up his mess by making a mess of the
Three pieces of evidence of guilt in macbeth is after the unlawful murders he committed, hallucinating, and Lady Macbeth's sleepwalking scene. Macbeth had ambition to become king of Scotland, but this did not turn out positive for him. Duncan macbeth's first cousin became King instead, and Macbeth was one of his thanes. Macbeth knew that King Duncan was a good person and king. He has been doing everything right for Scotland.
Throughout history many leaders have had large amounts of power that eventually led to their fall because of poor decisions that were influenced by others. In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the main character, Macbeth is a nobleman to King Duncan. During this play Macbeth has a chance to take the place of King Duncan. When Macbeth’s wife Lady Macbeth finds out she soon gets involved in immoral ways. Shakespeare is trying to show that people that have a chance at power can be manipulated into doing wrong things by those around them causing their downfall.
Consequently, when rulers are very kind and express a lot of trust, people take advantage of them, but when leaders are very tough and harsh, people want to get rid of them and create wars. By extension, Macbeth was a leader who led himself to his own misery because he was not morally strong and had harsh and cruel qualities. Leaders need to have strong morals, unlike Macbeth that shows himself as very weak of morals in the scene where the witches tell him that only a man that has not been born from a
Gawain volunteered himself because he believed that he was the weakest the knights from Arthur’s round table we are shown just how honorable Gawain was to King Arthur when he said, “Were I not your nephew my life would mean nothing; to be born of your blood is my body’s only claim.” (356-357) Beowulf and Sir Gawain are seen by audiences as both tremendously heroic. Beowulf might have been the strongest man, but Gawain was honorable and moral, much like a true hero should
Page44). To Macbeth, becoming king is worthless unless his position as king is safe. He fears that Banquo’s murder will be revenged by his own murder, and it may reveal the hidden knowledge of his guilt. He uses anaphora, which is the used of a word referring to or replacing a word used earlier in a sentence, so like a repetition of a word or phrase, “to be thus… to be safely thus.” The consequence to Macbeth when he killed Banquo, would be that he would feel guilty. It was caused when Macbeth finishes his talk with one of the murderer.
People judged Macduff for not taking side with Macbeth, instead Macduff joined in an alliance to avenge Macbeth. Macbeth put an act of seeming humble, however underneath he was evil which Macduff was able to note. Macduff goal was to get Scottland to the way it was before, making Macduff a “traitor” to Scotland. When Macduff consolidated Malcolm he mentioned
Macbeth did not make the most exceptional decisions in his life. He has the chance to avoid all of that by letting things be, but his thirst for power is stronger. When Macbeth murdered King Duncan, he did everything he could to prevent someone from finding out his secret. “Thou hast it now-- King, Cawdor, Glamis, all/ As the weird women promised, and I fear/ Thou played’st most foully for’t.” (3.1.1-3). Many people suspect of Macbeth, especially Banquo.
At this moment in the play Macbeth thinks that the choices he makes will not effect the witches prophecy for him. After making this statement Macbeth thinks about killing the current king Duncan. However, during this time Macbeth is conflicted because he does not think he has a good reason to kill the king. "I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition. Which oer' leaps itself and falls on the other" (1.7.25-28).