Also, Macbeth’s faith in the three witches is a big reason he decides to do and they are why Lady Macbeth created the idea to kill the King. Macbeth believes that since the witches first prediction of him becoming Thane of Cawdor rang true, perhaps him becoming King of Scotland will as well. Therefore, through an apprehensively cautious tone,
This made them start to have ambitions towards the crown, and to kill King Duncan. However, they invited Duncan to their house, and at night Macbeth killed him using a dagger. After that, he became the king. This helped the audience to guess how this prophecy would be fulfilled later on. They would also predict how Macbeth's behaviour surrendered the witches'
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!
In Macbeth, Shakespeare utilizes the motif of appearance vs. reality to emphasize how a limited perspective of something or someone will most likely lead to the destructive nature of deception. This is shown in the first act of the play where Macbeth and Lady Macbeth hold false appearances to keep their plans a secret and later in the play when Macbeth is king and dealing with the guilt of killing the king and Banquo’s death. In the first act at the start of the play the motif is introduced by three witches chanting “fair is foul, and foul is fair”(1.1.12). This sets up one of the main themes of the play. Macbeth discovers from these witches that he is fated to be the king of Cawdor.
King Duncan is already Thane of Cawdor, so it makes Macbeth think that he has to do something to make the prediction come true. Later in the story, the witches make more predictions for Macbeth, but these predictions are used to mess with Macbeth’s head. The second apparition that the witches’ summon says, “Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn
Who can be someone of great nobility, but fall short into the world of darkness and betray himself? Shakespeare wrote an intense drama called “The Tragedy of Macbeth” that took place in Scotland. Macbeth took all the measures to ensure he would reign as King, until his lust for power betrayed him, and caused him to fall into destruction. According to the somber tragedy of Macbeth, the theme good vs evil centralized Macbeth’s interactions through the witches, Lady Macbeth, and himself. To begin with, the conflict good vs evil is presented through Macbeth and the witches.
The tragic downfall is a common plot element used in tragedies. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth this rings true as a noble man is engrossed with blind ambition and becomes a tyrant. Shakespeare uses witches and fate to lead Macbeth to his own downfall and demise. The witches use prophecies to entice Macbeth that what he is doing is right and everything will work out in his favor. The prophecies also affect other characters into persuading him into committing acts that he normally would not do if it weren’t for the false hope that the witches had given him.
Importance of control elsewhere in the play • How control is shown • Reasons for control within the play Control is a recurring theme in the play "Macbeth" as it warns the audience of the repercussions of trying to control your fate. The first key event where control features in a significant way is the witches' prophecies. They tell Macbeth that he will become Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland which establishes the importance of fate. Shakespeare conveys the witches as agents of evil that are deceptive and dangerous, "oftentimes to win us to our harm/the instruments of darkness tell us truths," showing that they use truth itself to influence a horrible outcome (Macbeth's tragic demise.) Their message is compelling and attractive and we
Shakespeare shows the reader that one persons greed can get him killed and other people around to turn on him, By showing the reader what decisions Macbeth made to elevate his status in power. The kind of people who changed around them and how they changed. Furthermore in Act 1, Macbeth is given a prophecy that he would become king by three witches. This leads to him into thinking greedy and commiting murder. He acted because his first prophecy came true about being thane of cawdor.
Macbeth is told his future will involve him becoming king. The last prophesy the Witches have for Macbeth is “All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter” (1.3.50). Hearing this from the Witches is unbelievable because of the next men in line for the thrown. Lady Macbeth receives a letter about Macbeth’s, and Banquo’s, prophesies.