Macbeth is brave, good-hearted, disobeying, easily persuaded, overly-ambitious, and literal-minded and unimaginative (Scott 281). Throughout the play, Macbeth is a character who shows extreme bravery. The reader can see his bravery through his efforts and victories on the battle field. The Captain speaks of Macbeth's bravery when he is describing Macbeth's triumph over Macdonald and his strong forces, "But all's too weak,/For brave Macbeth - well he deserves that name-/Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel/Which smoked with bloody execution,/Like Valour's minion carved out his passage" . .
Macbeth was already ambitious, but this was only heightened by the women as they made those desires appear as though they were achievable. This sets into motion the first of three great crimes. In Act one, scene three, Macbeth reveals that he is thinking of killing Duncan. Once the audience knows how the character thinks, they tend to sympathize with him, which is another reason why Macbeth is a tragedy. Shakespeare was such a talented playwrite, that he tended to make the audience sympathize with not only the hero, but also the villain.
He senses mischief and misdirection in their tendency. He feels that there is a ulterior motive behind their what they are saying : " And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths; Win us honest tr... ... middle of paper ... ...and Macbeth, and Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both meet their death. The greater part of the evil show in the women characters. Without the three witches and Lady Macbeth, the occasions would not have happened the way that they did. They are the most important main thrusts behind all the movement actually when they are not on the stage.
To understand one must look deeply into the plot and many themes of Macbeth. William Shakespeare uses ambition among other things to imply may different ideas. Thus, Macbeth's downfall is a direct cause of Lady Macbeth's goading and ambition. In the beginning of Macbeth, Macbeth is a well respected and loyal Thane of Glamis. He shows no sign of the murderous and ambitious Macbeth later to come; "We will proceed no further in this business.
150). Macbeth’s anger reaches its pinnacle at this point in the play; he is now relentless. Since Macbeth believes that Macduff is now a traitor, he will not show mercy, and eliminate anyone he can who is related to Macduff. Macbeth started off as a loyal, humble, and honest individual. As the plot progressed, and the witches came into play, Macbeth started to morph into a character that would not hesitate to murder someone as prestigious as a King or someone as kind as his closest friend.
She may be seen as the driving force of the relationship as she is the one who organises the Kings murder till the last detail, including ringing the “knell” w... ... middle of paper ... ...composing. Their lives are inevitably joined, but whereas her character continues to support Macbeth, Macbeth is too preoccupied with his own role to support her. Lady Macbeth is not the equal of Macbeth in the way that Cleopatra is of Anthony in Shakespeare’s Anthony and Cleopatra. Her role is important but she is just a tool to the work of the witches. Macbeth is tempted to do evil and Lady Macbeth is the key person, the one person that Macbeth trusts and loves, who makes sure that his aim is thorough and complete.
His ambition comes to a point where he falls to the temptation of evil which leads to Macbeth’s inevitable downfall. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is portrayed as a brave man whose performance in Scotland’s battle is celebrated. This is clearly evident from the courage in defense of Scotland in the opening scene. A wounded solider describes Macbeth’s actions as “Cannons overcharg’d with double cracks ... Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe” Act 1, scene 2, line 37-39 With such positive feedback from the battle, King Duncan can not help but be joyous towards Macbeth and his soldiers.
It is my belief that the witches act only as a trigger to start the events in the play, and that Lady Macbeth herself was the driving force behind Macbeth's actions. It is she who he contacts when he meets the witches, and immediately trusts her with the prophecy he is given. The relationship between Macbeth and his wife is paramount to the understanding of a major theme of this play. At first it would appear to be an equal partnership. However, I believe Lady Macbeth was the dominant of the two character; she could have persuaded Macbeth to do anything if she so wished.
Macbeth’s ultimate hunger for power and inner conflict leads to his ultimate downfall. The tone, the imagery, the conflict; all elements seen in the tragedy of Macbeth is important as a whole. It not only ent... ... middle of paper ... ...speare did have many elements of Renaissance literature, he also embraced the idea of rebirth and challenged common standards. There is an obvious parallel between Lady Macbeth and the cultural depictions of the Renaissance era. Lady Macbeth was powerful and authoritive and women who were rising to power were starting to culturally be seen as prevailing and dominant as well.
Lady Macbeth is one of the most important factors of Macbeth’s inevitable is downfall. Throughout their time together in the play, Lady Macbeth is portrayed as a goading, emasculating figure to Macbeth pressuring him into things he wouldn’t normally act on. This is highlighted when Macbeth starts to change his mind about the murder, "hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been, so clear in his great office" In contrast, Lady Macbeth shows optimum strength in this scene. She undermines Macbeth and provoking and questioning his manhood. "And live a coward in thine own esteem" this makes the audience infer of Lady Macbeth's corrupt ambition and the extent to which she would go to, in order for her to satisfy her needs.