A primary example of this coercion is Lady Macbeth convinces him he has to kill Duncan in order to gain the power he deserves. Macbeth doesn’t want to nor thinks there is a reason to kill Duncan, but he listens to Lady Macbeth and continues with the plan. He tells the readers himself that he knows there is no reason to kill Duncan, but he’s still going to go forward with it because Lady Macbeth says so. “I have no spur/To prick the sides of my intent, but only/vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself/And falls on the other” (I, VII). 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.
We might know that what we are about to do is wrong, but we 'll still go through with it because we don 't want to look weak, this is actually what Macbeth did. He went through with the plan to kill King Duncan after he had the Pep Talk with wife. His wife was willing to kill the King without any remorse at all, but she said that the King looked like his old man so she didn 't do it. The King has never done anything bad to Macbeth and his wife, but he good to them. Power is an incredible thing, it will make a person do the craziest thing that he or she never imagine.
Fate will run it course. This shows that Macbeth is not initially evil but he is an honest man to the king. The reaction of Lady Macbeth when she receives the letter from Macbeth is an important indication to showing her behavior and characteristics. When Lady Macbeth receives the lett... ... middle of paper ... ...y Macbeth tries to push him by speaking. She tries to say if Macbeth does not kill Duncan, he does not become a man but if he kills the king, then he will be more brave than now and he would act more like a real man.
MacBeth had the option of how strongly he stood up to his wife for his moral beliefs, and he chose to barely defend his opinion. It’s clear that neither MacBeth nor his wife were solely responsible for his final decision to murder King Duncan. Without his wife’s persuasion, MacBeth would not have killed the king, but MacBeth could have chosen to not be so easily persuaded by his wife.
Macbeth at this time was a loyal kinsman to Duncan, the current king. While it was a thought in the back of his mind that Macbeth would eventually like to take the throne, it never occurred to him that he would have the murder Duncan in order to do so. The witches added turmoil to this idea by talking about Banquo as well and stating that Banquo’s sons will become king as well. This prophecy made it inevitable that murder would eventually take place. Although hesitant at first, Macbeth, with the persistent help of Lady Macbeth, followed through with the murder and took the throne as King.
What not put upon His spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt of our great quell?"(1.7.76-80). Macbeth was evidently unsure about this and needed a great deal of reassurance to finally go through with it. Even though Macbeth's gut instinct at first was not to commit the murder, he gives in to his wife and commits the murder. Despite that fact that Macbeth is appalled by his deed, he still goes on to kill more people in order to secure his position. Macbeth forgets about his friends and the value of their friendships and is willing to, and does kill them if it means his position as king isn't secure, or won't be secure.
Throughout the play, Shakespeare displays his characteristics to the audience to show that the true nature of humans is psychotic and crazy. Macbeth makes some coldblooded decisions that a person normally would not make after they had thought it out. Without thinking of the consequence of his actions, Macbeth uses his instinct on human nature. Shakespeare shows through Macbeth the truly psychotic nature of human beings. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is described as being “valiant” or “brave”.
The last person to worry about was Macduff. Although he could not kill Macduff, due to his conciliation in England, he did go after everyone that resided in his home. This concluded Macbeth’s “thought out” plan to become King. However, the blood from these innocent families brought only guilt to Macbeth’s conscience; so why did he do it? Many say that he was driven by Lady Macbeth, but no one can make you do the unthinkable; there had to have been a voluntary choice to kill.
Lady Macbeth, wanting to be queen of Scotland, provided her husband with a plan to assassinate King Duncan. At first Macbeth hesitated to murder Duncan. He was afraid of the aftereffects and didn't deem it right to kill a king who was just and of such high stature. Unfortunately for Duncan, Macbeth's ambitions slowly overpowered his morals and loyalty. Even though Macbeth was uncertain, his ambition for power was able to take over his mind, and provided him with a sufficient excuse to murder King Duncan.
50-51). While it is clear that Macbeth would like to avoid doing anything harmful, he deeply desires to become king and is willing to commit un-ethical acts, such as murder, to achieve this goal. This is further confirmed when he is convinced by Lady Macbeth to kill Duncan. The witches did not say that he needed to murder Duncan to become king, and so presumably he would have been able to ascend the throne one day, however he was unable to wait and did usurp Duncan. He does protest the suggestion a few times arguing both with himself and Lady Macbeth against the idea, but ultimately he succumbs and kills Duncan.