Before he makes his way home, Macbeth sends a letter to Lady Macbeth stating the happenings with the witches and the message of the king for him; after the witches tell Macbeth of his fate, they vanish into thin air and the messenger of the king comes with the news, confirming the prophecy concerning being the Thane of Cawdor. Lady Macbeth is aware that the path to power is through bloodshed, which she approves and encourages Macbeth to accomplish while they receive King Duncan as a guest in their house. In a scene where Macbeth and Lady Macbeth talk on how they should approach the situation, Macbeth says that he cannot follow through with this scheme for it is against the law of honor to murder a king who has done a country nothing but good and is acting as an honored guest. Lady Macbeth then replies “was the hope drunk Wherein you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since?
Throughout Macbeth, three characters seem to have control of Macbeth’s action and his life. Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, and the We’ird Sisters all have some type of control over the actions of Macbeth. The wife of the play 's tragic hero, Lady Macbeth, pressures her husband into committing regicide so that she can then become queen of Scotland. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth constantly diminishes her husband 's manhood forcing him to feel less of a man. Unhae Langis, once wrote that, “Lady Macbeth evokes shame in him [Macbeth] to get him back into the contest.” By constantly shaming her husband, Lady Macbeth holds a great amount of control on the way he sees himself.
In play Macbeth, Shakespeare reveals that an individual’s great desire for power will lead him/her to perform consequential deeds that will scar his/her conscience and change the outcome of his/her life eternally. Macbeth is informed by three witches that he is going to become king and this initiates Macbeth’s thought of becoming powerful. Macbeth doesn’t act on his thoughts until he tells his wife, Lady Macbeth, that he could become king. Lady Macbeth is extremely power hungry and does all she can to convince Macbeth to be just as desirable as her. Together, they come up with a plan to murder King Duncan, so that Macbeth can become king like the witches foretold.
It is vital that the audience is aware of Macbeth’s strengths early in the play, because it evolves Macbeth as a tragic hero when the audience witness Macbeth’s downfall, instigated by the witches and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth is seen as intelligent and kindhearted by Lady Macbeth who illuminates Macbeth’s personality" too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness/Thou wouldst be great (1.v.15-19)”. Shakespeare’s Macbeth experiences immense feelings of guilt for his role in the murder of King Duncan, which derived from The Chronicles. Holinshed describes King Kenneth who experiences a guilt ridden conscience, once the slaughtering of his nephew takes
After meeting with the witches and hearing his prophecy, Macbeth starts to think about what it would be like to be king of Scotland. He decides to write to his wife, Lady Macbeth, who holds this dark ambition inside of her. She tells Macbeth that he is a coward and that he must do whatever it takes to become king of Scotland. This dark ambition is first shown in act one scene four when Macbeth says, “This is a step on which I must fall down... which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.” Lady Macbeth plays an enormous part in Macbeth’s mental corruption. After murdering Duncan,
Lady Macbeth’ s soliloquy: Act 1, scene 5 Lady macbeth’s soliloquy opens up all the atrocious things that will take place throughout the play, particularly the death of King Duncan and all the other murmurs that follow. It also reveals lady macbeth’s nefarious nature. In Macbeth, Shakespeare uses numerous literary devices. In lady macbeth’s soliloquy, he uses personification in her speech in which lady Macbeth claims her “ keen knife see not the wound it makes” giving it human quality in order to convince herself to go trough the murder of King Duncan and make sure that not even her knife won't see the murder occur. Personification is used again when lady Macbeth finds out Duncan is coming to her house , stating “the raven himself
In Act 2 Scene 1 of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare explores the psychology behind guilt and vulnerability, and how they play a role in Macbeth’s mental instability. Macbeth shows the impact of guilt and vulnerability through his hallucinations, affected sleep, and credulity in the higher power. In this soliloquy, Macbeth’s growing uncertainty with murdering Duncan is being expressed despite the earlier convincing of his wife, Lady Macbeth. While waiting for the dinner bell that will initiate this bloody expedition, he sees a dagger pointing towards Duncan’s chambers. Though first confused by the dagger, he later concludes that is a figment of his imagination from a guilt-ridden mind.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a play about how greed can demoralize a person. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s minds were corrupted due to their lust for power after hearing the prophecies given to Macbeth by the witches. First or all, Macbeth’s lust for power was apparent when he ordered Banquo and his son’s death. He wanted to ensure his position as king would not be taken, and as the witches stated - Banquo’s sons would be king. The first evidence of Macbeth losing his mind was after he ordered Banquo’s death.
Shakespeare uses metaphors to influence the audience's understanding that not everyone is fit to rule. The idea that not everyone is fit to rule is shown through Lady Macbeth’s manipulation. After Macbeth receives the prophecy that he will become king of Scotland, he is manipulated by Lady Macbeth to carry out the murder of King Duncan, so that Macbeth can take his place in the great chain of being. Lady Macbeth knows she must be manipulative and forceful over her husband to make sure he carries out the murder and the ambition of power is fulfilled for them both, she says “Hie thee hither, that I may pour my spirits in thine ear, and chastise with the valour of my tongue”. This metaphor influences the audience’s understanding that Lady Macbeth
-A literary device that you could use is a metaphor. Explain at least two examples of dramatic irony in this scene. Ex. 1-When the witches ‘hail’ Macbeth as the “Thane of Cawdor” Ex. 2-In the beginning the witches show how they are going to mess with Macbeth What qualities of Macbeth’s character are brought out in his first soliloquy?