This ambitious nature and craving for power is also demonstrated only moments after hearing the witches, when he starts formulating a plan to kill Duncan in order to make the third prophecy come true. “If good, why do I yield to that suggestion[killing Duncan]/Whose horrid image doth unify my hair” (I, III, 144-145). This quote indicates that the force of ambition is so strong within Macbeth that even he himself cannot understand why it is making him think of killing Duncan. Likewise, Macbeth’s ambition to become king is further emphasized after Duncan names his son Malcolm as his successor. Here, Macbeth says that he will have to “oerleap,/For in my way it [Malcolm] it lies” (I, III, 55-57).
His wife, Lady Macbeth telling him to chase after his ambitions, and the three witches supposedly prophesying that his ambitions will be reached. Who was responsible for the final outcome of his descent? Lady Macbeth and the three witches were major influences in his descent, but ultimately was Macbeth responsible for his own destruction? To be able to identify who is really responsible for this unfortunate outcome, one must examine each person’s role in in the play and in Macbeth’s descent into madness. It is only logical to look at the three witches first, since they were the ones who planted the ideas of being King in Macbeth’s head.
And the third witch stats, “all hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter”. When Ross and Angus said to Macbeth you will be the king of the Crowder. Then, Macbeth believed the three witches after the second prophecy was proven. In addition, Macbeth’s weakness is seen when his wife influences over him to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth who lusts for power and position.
Although Macbeth’s conscious is in this state, it becomes overridden by his ambition for power. Even while knowing killing someone is sinful, he still murders his beloved king and friend, Duncan. Without Lady Macbeth pressuring him the way she did, Macbeth will not gain the ambition and immense strive for power he does
As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration. Being that Banquo seemed suspicious of Macbeth subsequently the night of the king 's death. Apprehensive of his throne Macbeth would do anything in his power to prevent even the slightest chance for anyone to take the throne from him.
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (I, III, 49-51) The witches call Macbeth King and he gets confused. Later he knows that his future is to be king and murders King Duncan. Hamlet speaks to his father’s ghost and is bound to follow the commissions given to him by the ghost.
In act two of scene three says,”Oh yet I do repent me of my fury/ that I did kill them”(Shakespeare Macbeth’s , Act II, Scene III). This further proved Macbeth’s downward spiral into madness; he would do anything to get the throne. Even kill an army of people to do it. The killing of these innocent men leads Macbeth into having visions of strange and uncalled for visions. A specific vision Macbeth had while under the influence of greed was the floating
He kills Duncan, and completes a foul act. However, it is all according to the prophecy, so it holds as fair. What would be a fair act to bring in the heir to the throne transitions from a positive connotation to one that is foul, and therefore a paradox blooms with these events. Malcolm, son of King Duncan, later reveals that he wants to kill Macbeth because of the many that he has killed in his path to claim the throne.
“No more that thane of Cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest: go pronounce his present death, and with his former title greet Macbeth” (1. 3. 76). The Witches used the fact “Hail to you, Thane of Cawdor” as a trick, to have Macbeth believe the prophecies are true. Macbeth finds out he will become the Thane of Cawdor and something
The Three “Weird” Witches in Macbeth If you were given your fate for the rest of your life how would you react? In the Shakespearean play, Macbeth, the preposterous way that men react when given their fate is portrayed. Macbeth takes place in a medieval Scotland, where the main character, Macbeth, and others are faced with many obstacles after Macbeth receives his destiny from the three witches. Shakespeare allows for several instances in which fate and a man 's will fuse with each other. The three witches, which are also known as the three “weird sisters”, represent Macbeth’s fate and completely control his thoughts and actions that ultimately play a part in his downfall.