She pushed Macbeth into killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth had an opportunity to kill Duncan herself, but Duncan reminded her too much of her father “Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done’t ”( act 2 sc 2 lines 16-17) “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it,” Lady Macbeth (act1 sc5 lines 15-20). After hearing this, Macbeth decided to murder Duncan.
“From whom this tyrant holds the due of birth.” (Macbeth, III, vi, 25). Macbeths most ambitious moment was best summarized in the last act of the play when the Three Witches give him their final prophecy. They say that, “…none of woman born shall harm Macbeth,” and “Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood…shall come against him.” (Macbeth, IV, i, 80-81,93-93). After hearing this from the witches, Macbeths believes that he cannot be killed. However, his arrogance serves him a deadly blind spot.
But it could still be that ‘rebel’s whore’ (fate) would still get him in the end. The three weird sisters reveal prophecies to macbeth which seem to end up happening in the end. At first it seems that Macbeth fate is coming true, however it is Macbeth 's free will that make all the prophecies come true? In (act 1, scene 3, line 49 - 51) the three weird sisters set up Macbeth’s fate by announcing prophecies. THIRD WITCH: ‘All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!’ This scene is the seen that Macbeth gets the idea of fate in his head and sets the the chain of events in motion, if he had not gotten this idea or had not heard the prophecy the prophecy would not be fulfilled.
Hale’s opinion during the beginning half of his time in Salem was that there were in facts witches loose in Salem, and anyone could be a suspect. This conclusion was proven wrong. One way this was demonstrated is when Abigail blames Elizabeth Proctor for putting a needle in her side. Mary Warren told Hale that she put the needle there and Abigail saw her do it. Once he realises the girls had been lying his opinion becomes the truth, which is proven as truth as the play finishes.
Conclusion Sentence: With the evidence stated above, it is clear that Macbeth only cares about his ambitions and does whatever it takes to get to the top. This makes him not a tragic hero because in no way was he ever a hero, all he saw was power and one way to get to it. Transition: while Macbeth was blinded by his ambitions and lost all power in himself when he realize the witch mislead him and he was defeated. This leads to the conclusion that Concluding Paragraph: Restate thesis: Macbeth is not a tragic hero because although Macbeth knows what he is doing is wrong, he continues doing it resulting in him easily getting influenced by people around him, giving into his tragic flaw: ambition which lead into a series of crime, and losing all the power he gained. claim1: Believes he is a great leader and gives into his tragic flaw: ambition.
Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell." (II, i, 70-72). He had killed the king to fulfill his lust-filled greed. That was the works of free will. The witches never foretold of what he had to do to become king, Macbeth chose that for himself.
As his wife, Lady Macbeth, urges him to kill king Duncan so he can become king, his urge for killing only grows and transforms him into a serial killer. There are many different aspects of this play that could have contributed to Macbeth’s tragic end, including characters. The three witches in the play could be to blame for this. They predicted his future which influenced him greatly. However, the main person to blame for Macbeth’s downfall is Lady Macbeth for three reasons: her insult on his manhood, her her manipulative tricks, and her influential qualities.
But yet I’ll make assurance double sure and take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live, That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, and sleep in spite of thunder” (Shakespeare, 125). With all the power, Macbeth has been receiving lately he feel that he is invisible and can actually be King. As he takes the apparitions literally, his proposition is to murder Macduff’s family because he feels like it's just one more step closer to his title now that Macduff will grieve for his loss instead of fighting with Macbeth. Macbeth is not the only one who changed from humbleness to greedy, In the book The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Kino hears the song of happiness that bris safety and wholeness to his family.
… All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! … All hail Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter.” (1.3.50-53) In regards to the prophecies, Macbeth writes to Lady Macbeth a letter indicating the prophecies and their already partial fulfilment towards the first two prophecies. He also expresses his strive of determination and hunger for Duncan’s crown to Lady Macbeth in his letter. The witches manipulate Macbeth, telling him half of the truth in the prophecies, especially in the third prophecy involving Macbeth becoming king.
At first, Macbeth does not want to do it, but Lady Macbeth persuades him to do it by telling him that he isn’t a man if does not do as she says. At the beginning of this book, Macbeth was introduced to us as a warrior and a friend of King Duncan. Soon after Macbeth murders King Duncan, people start getting the news that he has been murdered. Banquo, Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth are the only ones who know of Macbeth’s actions. Although they are the only ones who know about it, it does not take long for people to start getting suspicious.