MacBeth is aware that his only motivation to kill the king is his ambition, and that ambition drives people to disaster. At the end of MacBeth’s monologue, he had chosen not to kill King Duncan, and shares his decision with his wife Lady Macbeth once she enters. Lady MacBeth, an power-hungry woman, persuades her husband to return to the plan of murdering their king. The first ploy she used to persuade MacBeth was an emotional appeal, making him feel bad about himself by calling him a coward. She asks him,”Wouldst thou have that, Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem,” dubbing him a coward for retreating from the plan they originally agre... ... middle of paper ... ... obvious human truth is the manipulative power of women have over men by making them feel unmasculine.
Through both of these cruel actions, Macbeth and his wife displayed that they are not concerned about the cost of the deed, but only final result that is achieved. This not only results in their downfall, but also has many harmful consequences to other characters. In Macbeth, Shakespeare suggests that driving ambition often causes one to ignore the means and focus only on the final goal; this causes one to participate in actions that have unfathomable consequences for both oneself and for others. Macbeth’s driving ambition to become king leads him to murder King Duncan. Once Macbeth learns of the witches’ prophesy that he will be King of Scotland, Macbeth immediately assumes that he must murder Duncan, the current king.
But then Lady Macbeth pressured Macbeth into killing Duncan to become king by calling him a female and tearing his self confidence down. “When you durst do it, then you were a man;/ And to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man” (1.7. 56-58). As she was saying this Macbeth lost bravery, but when he fought with Macduff he gains some of his bravery and strength back. Macbeth had a problem of hesitating, he was a very courageous man but his easily persuaded personality became a roadblock to his pursuits.
He believes there is no good reason to kill Macbeth because Duncan is good at being king, but he becomes selfish and wants all the power for himself. It is very ironic that Macbeth kills Duncan even though he believes he has no reason to. ¬Macbeth is only going to kill Duncan for two reasons. These being his wife is driving him to and he wants to gain all the power he possibly can, even if it means hurting others in the process. Besides these reasons, Macbeth does not see an actual reason for him to kill Duncan, but the fact that he still does it even though he admits to himself there is no actual reason to is Shakespeare being ironic, once again, in this
Although not naturally inclined to do evil deeds, the ambition of his manipulative wife as well as his own desires drive Macbeth to abandon self-restraint. After learning the witches’ prophecies, Lady Macbeth urges her husband with great determination to be rid of his hesitation and unwillingness to murder Duncan in order to begin his reign of tyranny. While serving king Duncan at their castle, Macbeth finds himself alone and deliberately starts reassuring himself, saying “He’s here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman…strong both against the deed then, as his host, who should against his murderer shut the door, not bear the knife myself. Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek…” (1.7. 12-17).
Lady Macbeth pretty much forced him to do it because she wanted to become queen. Lady Macbeth would make fun of Macbeth. Saying he wasn 't a man and was too soft. But just like in life, the more times you do something bad that was really hard to do the first time, the easier it becomes over time if you keep doing bad things. And that 's exactly what happened; Macbeth ordered his men to go out and find the sons of Duncan, Malcolm and his family, and Banquo and his son to be killed so no one would try to stop him from being king of Scotland.
She manipulates her husband, who before this was a good, noble warrior, into a murderer. The only reason she does this too is because she is caring only for herself. She thinks of no consequences that could happen to her husband, she only thinks of becoming the Queen. No murders would have ever taken place if it were not for her. She is so bad that when Macbeth has his freak out at their dinner, she does not try to comfort him, but to only continue to cut him down and be rude to him.
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. This does not make her his partner in crime but rather just what he needs in order to succeed and be King. After the murder of the King Lady Macbeth wants to support her husband, but she has no further role to play in his life except to interpret the image of queen. Because of this she is left on the sidelines and breaks down eventually going crazy.
“Would you kill someone if it gave you power and gave you the skill to rule a country?” Macbeth was the kings general and wanted all the power he had so he did whatever it took to get the power. Shakespeare is showing humanism by fate and how Macbeth regretted using humanism towards evil. When it was already too late he realized the murder is evil with humanism. Shakespeare showed how Macbeth went from a considerate person who knew right from wrong to a strong leader who let his pride get the best of him. Macbeth realized humanism with murder is evil.
The Embodiment of Evil Sometimes, true wickedness is hard to imagine, but the famous Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth, illustrates it perfectly. A man so twisted that he slaughters his own king, his best friend, and an innocent man’s entire family to secure the throne is the definition of evil. Although Macbeth is motivated by the witches and Lady Macbeth, he ultimately makes those decisions for himself. All things considered, it seems as if Macbeth is the model warrior of his time in the beginning of the play. However, it appeared as if Macbeth is putting on a front because his first thought is of killing King Duncan which is made clear by Banquo wondering, “Good sir, why do you start and seem to fear/ Things that do sound so fair?” (1.3.51-52).