The reason why the protagonist is a monster due to wanting power is because of all the chaos that happened after gaining that power. In the beginning of the play, we all know that Macbeth wants to murder Duncan to become king of Scotland and obtain power. After gaining power, chaos happened all over Scotland. Macbeth killed Banquo because the main character had the feeling Banquo knew he killed Duncan, to prove this, Banquo says to the audience “Thou hast it now, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised, and, I fear, Thou play’dst most foully for it.” Which shows that Banquo knows Macbeth is suspicious. When the main character gained the power, he instantly killed characters from the play which shows that Macbeth wanted power to rule Scotland and kill anyone who goes against him, or counts him suspicious which makes him a monster for wanting power.
Interestingly, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, clearly illustrates Macbeth’s ambition to becoming the king. In order for Macbeth to become king he uses poor judgment when he decides to kill King Duncan. After he is king, he struggles in maintaining his position. Moreover, it is also argued that Macbeth’s judgment became negatively influenced by the witches prophesies, as well as Lady Macbeth. It is as if they were able to poison his mind and alter his sense of moral and ethical judgment.
All of these deaths are a result of Macbeth’s over ambition to become king, fuelled by the prophecies of the evil witches. Like Macbeth, a tragic hero has choices, a conscience of right from wrong and in the end must die, because to live would create mayhem and a feeling that his actions were justified.
As the play proceeds, Macbeth becomes more reliant on the witches prophecy to drive him to become king.They are obviously deceiving and are only saying these things for their own self benefit. Macbeth causes himself to become more depressed because he is guilty of killing King Duncan. This influences him to become ignorant to his actions of killing, this makes him kill more people for his self benefit. He would never have wanted to kill King Duncan or even become king in the first place if the witches had not influenced him by telling him this prophecy. Even though the Witches play a major part in causing Macbeth to kill and cause tragedy and start the wheels in motion, Lady macbeth and his own ambitions are the real culprits of corrupting Macbeth.
Lady Macbeth is a vicious and power hungry woman, which seeps into Macbeth’s mind and leads him into becoming like her. Another influence on Macbeth’s committing of atrocities is the Three Witches. If they had not prophesized that Macbeth was going to become thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland in the first place, then he would not have thought about killing anybody. The Three Witches taunt Macbeth throughout the play, and they lead him into thinking that anyone who is seen as a possible threat should be killed. Macbeth is influenced by others to act on his treacherous deeds.
Macbeth is the most horrific of Shakespeare’s tragedies because the protagonist commits such bloodthirsty acts. There are heaps of powerful themes, morals and symbolism introduced by Shakespeare to the reader. One of the more meaningful ones was the deterioration of Macbeth, a strong valiant hero with so much promise that ultimately fails and degenerates into a corrupt, merciless tyrant who choices to embraces evil. In general, despite Macbeth’s actions at the beginning of the play; where he quells a military coup against Scotland, his flaws determine his fate. Indeed it can be shown that Macbeth’s pride vulnerability, vaulting ambition, and over confidence brought him to kingship and change the tragic hero into a sinister tyrant, bringing him closer to his death.
Macbeth is already Thane of Glamis, and has just been made Thane of Cawdor; he begins to see the witches' words as a prophecy that he will become king. "If Chance will h... ... middle of paper ... ... death. He resolves not to "play the Roman fool, and die on mine own sword" He would rather die in a fight than commit suicide like his late wife. Macduff meets Macbeth and Macbeth is slain in the ensuing fight. To conclude, both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were evil to some degree.
Macbeth would not have lost it all if Lady MacBeth wouldn't of pushed him and taunted him, MacBeth wanted to become king but was unsure about murdering Duncan. At the end of the play Macduff kills Macbeth. I think that Macbeth had to be killed at the end of the play. I think this because Macbeth being king brought pain and hardship to Scotland and also the people that lived there. Also it was inevitable that he had to die at the end of the play because he had killed Macduff's family and Macduff wanted revenge.
He murders the King Duncan and anyone who stands in his way, but Macduff knows what Macbeth is doing and builds up an army and eventually kills Macbeth. When this play was written, James 1 was king. This play would have pleased King James 1 because he hated regicides and to see Macbeth get his head cut off and put on a spike would scare people to even think of killing the king. Also most people believed in witches in those days which would make the play seem more realistic. The three main people to be blamed are Macbeth himself, Lady Macbeth, his cunning wife and the 3 witches that made the prophecies in the first place.
The witches Prophecy upon Macbeth cause him to feel restless and have thoughts about if it is destined for him to become king. Macbeth ends up going through with the murder of Duncan. After the murder takes place, Macbeth’s morals and his judgement begin to become opaque. Guilt commences Macbeth an... ... middle of paper ... ...itant about making the prophecy of killing Duncan a reality until, Lady Macbeth makes him feel un masqulin. Macbeth now convinced that he must prove his manliness by becoming king and he must make this happen by murdering Duncan.