James I was terrified of witches because he thought that a group of them made a storm to try and kill him, then have a wax statue of him melt and die. Consequently a Jacobean audience would instantly know they were witches by the way they wo... ... middle of paper ... ...d let nature take its course to see who would become king and fate shouldn’t be changed. It is lady Macbeths fault that the murder took place because it was her idea to kill Duncan and it was her who persuaded Macbeth to do it. However Macbeth was the person who actually killed Duncan and some may argue that it was his fault for being weak and being to easily persuaded by Lady Macbeth, and did he always want to murder Duncan but he just needed pushing from lady Macbeth and she knows that he is weak and needs pushing “And live a coward” she knows that he is not very strong minded. Macbeth was most likely not to become king unless he interfered so he had listened to what the witches had said but then he was fuelled by ambition to become king.
They are clearly evil and deceiving and they slowly lead to the corruption of his character. Macbeth creates his own misery when he is driven by this own sense of guilt. This causes him to become insecure as to the reasons for his actions, which cause him to commit more murders. He would never have thought seriously about killing King Duncan without the witches influence. However it's more realistic to believe that Lady Macbeth, Macbeth's ambitions, and his own responsibilities lead to his downfall, not just the witches.
In the play Banquo represents King James' supposed ancestor. One of Shakespeare's aims in writing the play was to show his support for the king and that he was against the various uprisings which took place in James' reign. At the start of the play Macbeth is a very strong and courageous nobleman of the king. He is a ruthless warrior and loyal to his country. These qualities are shown right at the beginning of the play when in battle he bravely but violently killed the captain of the other army: "he unseamed him from the nave to th'chaps."(I.ii.22).
Macbeth English Units ½ Shakespeare essay: Macbeth Topic: “The instruments of darkness brought about Macbeth’s downfall.” Do you agree? William Shakespeare’s Macbeth demonstrates the ultimate downfall of a tragic hero manipulated by evil. The forces of evil, namely witches, initiate Macbeth’s downfall, seducing him with the concept of power, firing up his ambition to become king. However, despite their obvious involvement, Macbeth delves deeper into the darker side of his nature on his own, seeking evil and wading further into his imagined river of blood. His downfall was brought about by the instruments of darkness – they planted the idea of Macbeth’s rising power in his head and their influence saw him fall from a noble man to a tyrant of a ruler but regardless of this it was his own conscious choice that ultimately led to his fall from grace.
With the encouragement of the witches and from Lady Macbeth, he made the destructive action of murdering Duncan. Paranoia and guilt start to take over Macbeth`s emotions, which cause hallucinations and multiple suspicions from his closest of friends. Finally anger and revenge cause Macbeth to fall into ultimate destruction and evil. He kills innocent people and everyone that comes in his way. These actions and thoughts are caused by his human nature that resulted into corruption because of temptation and ambition.
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.
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.
Why Macbeth is a monster There are many reasons why Macbeth is a monster. The account of Macbeth is about the main character’s aspirations for power and trying his hardest to reach that power, by getting assistance from his wife. In Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, the protagonist is a monster due to the murders he committed, wanting power, and refusing to surrender for his crimes. Firstly, the protagonist of the play is a monster due to the murders he committed. Throughout the play, we encounter that he has killed Duncan for power, Banquo and more.
This being the case, in the play Macbeth, Shakespeare puts forth the idea that by betraying others one is in turn betraying themselves. Shakespeare proves this by showing that at the conclusion of every murder Macbeth commits, he gradually declines on the ladder of respect and nobility. Macbeth starts off as a noble and respected leader. He is kind and a brave fighter. But after three witches give him a prophecy, he starts to betray other characters and becomes an evil malicious man.
Then he eventually gets killed in the end when he is found out to be the murderer by Macduff, whose wife and son are killed by Macbeth. The main influence to do these murdering deeds is the prophecy. The prophecy foretold Macbeth’s actions, in order to rise to become the king of Scotland. But it also foretold that Banquo’s son would be the king after Macbeth. The people who told Macbeth the prophecy was the Three Witches.