When Macbeth was thinking about Duncan as a king, he realized: “Besides, this Duncan/ Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been/ So clear in his great office, that his virtues/ Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against/ The deep damnation of his taking-off.” (1.7.16-19) This quote stated his concerns of how he will be treated by people after the murder. He is battling his ambition with his morals. After Macbeth murdered Duncan and drove away the two princes. He felt no happiness or tranquility. He lived the rest of his life in nightmares and fears which denounced his actions.
His ambition also hides logic and consequences from him. Macbeth gives sound reasons for why he should not kill the king, they could be caught, Duncan had always been good to them, he wants to appreciate his new title before he puts it in jeopardy, and he knows there are always consequences for killing
“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” (Napoleon Hill). The main character of the play, Macbeth, was known to be a good, honest man who was faithful to his king and would do anything to protect his country. In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth undergoes a transformation from good to evil, which brings him the position of king, but also to his death. However terrible this may appear, Macbeth did not turn from an honest and loyal soldier to an evil tyrant alone; key motivational factors guided him into the path of evil. Outside forces influence Macbeth to do evil.
He wants to get Macduff to come back to Scotland and fight Macbeth. Macduff says, “Let us rather Hold fast the mortal sword, and like good men Bestride our down-fall’n birthdom” (Act IV, scene 3, l. 2-4). Macduff knows wrong from right and he knows that Macbeth shouldn’t be crowned. He wants Malcolm to be crowned king because he isn’t selfish like Macbeth is. Macbeth only wants the crown to himself and that’s what makes Macduff and Macbeth different.
In the beginning of the play we see that Macbeth has done a good deed for Scotland and receives applause from King Duncan. “But all’s too weak; For brave Macbeth…” (Macbeth, I, ii, 15-16). In addition to this, Macbeth was greatly struggling with moral conflicts when he was deciding to kill King Duncan. He had not gained any significant power, but it was clear he had basic morality. After killing King Duncan, he obtained the position of king and did not look back.
Act 1: Scene 7 The scene was chosen, as I believe that it was one of the most important scene, it included a lot of decisions, which had to wisely chosen by Macbeth, this was the last scene where Macbeth was free, which he decides between good and evil. His mindset for not committing the murder is the fear of what would happen to him and consequences he will have to face, mixed feelings of king ship, loyalty, and hospitality, admiration for Duncan's goodness, are not, perhaps, of the highest moral character, compared to the careless lust (Lady Mabeth forcing Macbeth) which forces him on which are obviously working due to him deciding on what to do. He’s so blinded and have so much anger as he doesn't know what to do and it comes out, when Lady Macbeth enters. In scene 6 Duncan and his sons, Banquo and a group of noblemen arrived at the Glamis Castle, and Lady Macbeth, was nice to them and said that the Macbeth’s are thankful for them for staying there and told them to make themselves feel home. Since Lady Macbeth was
He also later finds out that he is a difficult man to murder, so it goes to his head and he believes he 's invincible. In Shakespeare 's Macbeth, the theme of blind ambition is developed through the motif of blood as seen in the assassination of King Duncan, the murder of Banquo, and the outcome of the second apparition. The assassination of Duncan was bloody and was the first act that was influenced by Macbeth’s blind ambition to be King. Macbeth at first tries to fight his ambition, he says, “First I am his kinsman and his subject,/Strong both against the deed: then, as his host,/Who should against his murderer shut the door,/Not bear the knife myself.” (I.vii. 13-16).
In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the protagonist is Macbeth. Macbeth is described at first as a mighty, courageous warrior devoted to King Duncan. However, Macbeth realizes his importance and evil enters his mind, corrupting his motives. While in the poem, Beowulf, the protagonist, Beowulf, is also portrayed as mighty, courageous warrior, but is devoted to King Hrothgar. Unlike Macbeth, Beowulf defends his kingdom to benefit others and will risk his life at any cost for the preservation of King Hrothgar’s kingdom.
Macbeth deeply regrets his murder of Duncan because he realizes that Banqos stratagem is so superior that he will have to make no sacrifices to ensure his son’s kingship, while Macbeth had to endure so much pain only to gain an unfruitful kingship. Macbeth was forced to go against his moral code, suffering so much from regret to gain his short kingship, but because of his fear of Banqo’s abilities, he is worried that Banqo’s son will be able to easily attain the throne. He remarks on Banqo’s abilities that he “hath the wisdom that doth guide his valor to act in safety.” (58-59) Macbeth knows that Banqo is not so irrational and risky as Macbeth, and that his logical and rational thinking will lead him to not take so many risks while also ensuring his sons kingship. Macbeth risked imprisonment
“We will proceed no further in this business. / He hath honored me of late, and I have bought/ Gold opinions from all sorts of people” (1.7.31-33). After he said this, Lady Macbeth questioned his manhood. With his manliness being questioned, he pushed himself to kill the king. The greed of Lady Macbeth and her scheming led to Macbeth’s untimely
Due to the concerns he is having, Macbeth is still sane because he thinks about it before committing the actions. While Macbeth is contemplating whether or not to kill Duncan, he thinks about the consequence that will come afterward by stating: “his [Duncan’s] virtues / Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against / The deep damnation of his taking-off” (1.7.18-20). This simile compares the the begging of his goodness to the angels’ compelling speech against all the wrongs that have been done to him. Even though Macbeth eventually is going to kill Duncan, he admits that Duncan is a virtuous king. In his head, he is rationalizing Duncan’s death by stating that Duncan’s good deeds will compensate bloody way of dying.