Macbeth is a human just like another and like other humans he has feelings, weaknesses, and strong points. As humans we all tend to love and want attention and are determined to be the center of attention, to be more important than others , whether it’s being a leader or the captain of a crew that feeling is what people strive for. Macbeth was one of those people and did anything to get him to that point, he did awful things such as Bribed, threatened and even went as far as murder, he hurt so many people in so many ways just to get what he wanted. So thought the whole short story you see Macbeth going from someone loyal, trustworthy and strong to someone who is completely insane. In the beginning Macbeth was a fairly nice guy and got along with everyone. That changed after he met three witches. At first when Macbeth meets them they tell him two things that begin Macbeth's long trail of evil. The three witches said to him " All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cowdor!" (Act I III 49), at first that then leads to the trail. The second thing they say; "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!" (Act 1 scene iii line 50). Those two predictions that were said by the witches to Macbeth caused great ambition within Macbeth. Lady Macbeth finds out about it , and pushes Macbeth's ambition even harder. Lady Macbeth Then tries to get Macbeth to murder King Duncan, because she wants Macbeth to be king and in order to do that he has to get rid of all the next running up errors of the crown. "He that's coming must provided for, and you shall put this night's great business into my dispatch; which shall to all our nights and days to come give solely sovereign sway and masterdom." (Iv,65-69) this quote is Lady Ma... ... middle of paper ... ...olm so that he could come back and rule over Scotland. Macbeth then decides to send a murderer to kill Macduff's family. This would show Macduff that he had better watch out, and it would scare Macduff. In which was almost the final step into becoming that much more evil. In the end when he see’s that his wife is dead he the little speech he says is : To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time,And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more” (Iv. IIIII.19-28). Macbeth is saying that what goes around comes around and that since he committed all those murders his wife had to die and so he feels it’s time to die as well.
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Macbeth is like every other human being. He has the potential to do evil. He has a tragic flaw, or an Achilles Heel. [[ although I agree with you it’s worth keeping in mind the fact that many other people might not like to think of themselves like this – you may need to argue a little more to explain how we are all caught up in this web of evil]]Macbeth’s is Ambition and Greed. Anyone that spurs his intent and ambition will create a chain of deadly consequences. In this case, the witches triggered the evil and hatred that exists within.
Just like any of us, Macbeth’s ambition caused him to be easily influenced. Based on the text, the witches say to Macbeth and Banquo, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!” “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee Thane of Cawdor!” “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, that shalt be king hereafter!” After the witches speak his prophecy, Macbeth with great interest and desire then asks to here more about what the witches have to say. Soon after Macbeth was given the name Thane of Cawdor, he believed what the witches said had some truth to it causing his ambition to be influenced by the wicked weird sisters. When Macbeth tells his wife, Lady Macbeth about the prophecy, Macbeth’s ambition then faces Lady Macbeth’s influence. According to the
Ambition is frequently seen as desirable - it provides purpose, motivation to work hard, and a goal to strive towards. Yet it also has a dangerous side, when it becomes too great and out of control. Although ambition is often positive, an excess of it can have detrimental effects. This unrestrained ambition is predominant in the tragedy Macbeth. In this play, Shakespeare employs the use of hallucination, blood, and prophecy motifs to emphasize the theme of ambition, which, when goes unchecked by moral constraints, wreaks destruction upon an individual. Both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth hallucinate, which propels the consequences of ambition. Blood is shed in the pursuit of ambition, when desire for power overwhelms morality. Ambition is further
Macbeth is the main character in William Shakespeare 's play “Macbeth”. Macbeth goes through a few drastic changes in personality and in character throughout the course of the play. He changes, in simple terms, from good to evil. Many different events and pieces throughout the play cause these changes in him.
In the story of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth is one of the main characters. At the beginning of the play Macbeth is very loyal and honorable. By the end of the play Macbeth is insane and has no remorse for the sin he commits against the king.
He is interested in hearing what it is that they have to say about his future, and is surprised to learn that they predict he will one day be king. Once lady Macbeth gets ahold of this information, Macbeth is started down a steep slippery slope from which he will not return. In order for the story to make sense, Macbeth had to be able to get close enough to Duncan to kill him, so Macbeth was written to be a character trusted and appointed to power by the king. We know this because of Macbeth saying “I am Thane of Cawdor” (1.3.134). Additionally, when Shakespeare wrote “Macbeth” he was aware that people could not pretend to be loyal to someone for a long time, and then all of a sudden reveal that they are actually evil (Mack). It is for this reason that Lady Macbeth is used to pressure Macbeth into killing Duncan. Before that murder, Macbeth was very reluctant to kill for personal gain and it took his wife’s encouragement to change his opinion (Mack). Shortly after the scene where Lady Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth to kill Duncan, Macbeth has a soliloquy where he tries to convince himself to kill Duncan, and eventually his lust for power wins out
By choosing to murder the family, Macduff’s rage was enough to want revenge on Macbeth, having him killed. Approaching the final scenes, Malcolm and Macduff have been informed of Macbeth's latest murder. When Macduff becomes sore hearted, Malcolm steps in with words of guidance. “Be this the whetstone of your sword, let grief// Convert to anger. Blunt not the heart, enrage it.” (Ⅳ.Ⅲ, 231-232) . In these words, Macduff is told to use his rage with his sword to finally have Macbeth slaine, which inevitably brought him to his demise. After everything, Macbeth became a tragic hero because he could not and would not control his flaw, which eventually resulted in his untimely
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. To prove this, Lady Macbeth says to Macbeth “That I may pour my spirits in thine ear,/ And chastise with the valour of my tongue/ All that impedes thee from the golden round” which indicates that his
Macbeth has had a numerous amount of tragedies of throughout his life: killing duncan, realizing his family line will not continue, then killing banqou but not his son, the feeling that his life is meaningless, and eventually fighting with macduff to an inevitable death. It is left to our interperetation to decide whether Macbeth is the antagonist or protagonist. While he does make some morally questionable decisions throughout his life, Macbeth does these things because in his mind they are what is needed to be done. His wife definitely has a lot to do with his mentality. Lady Macbeth will manipulate anyone to get the power she thinks she deserves. She used her husband, Macbeth, eventually dragging them both to their demise so she could be seen as a woman of high power.
Initially, Macbeth is a confident man battle-hardened and fearless. He cuts an enemy “from naval to jaw” in battle and seeks to gain glory and power. The captain says, “fear brave Macbeth,” and well he deserved that name. Macbeth is a great warrior and never would consider a murderous act before Lady Macbeth’s interference. The witches’ prophesies do not seem feasible to him at first so he does not act upon them. Lady Macbeth is a wicked woman who does much to affect Macbeth’s overall character.
Macbeth shifts from being loyal and courageous to a murderer executing a treacherous plan to kill the current king due to supernatural suggestions that he would be king himself. Macbeth is discussed as a man worthy of recognition by other characters in act one scene two. In this scene, the Captain states: “For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name)” (1. 2. 18). Macbeth is being praised for his courage and loyalty to Scotland and the king. This first impression is hastily contrasted after hearing the prophecy of the witches stating he will be “king hereafter” (1. 3. 53). Immediately after hearing this, Macbet...
How deep into immorality is man willing to delve in order to reap that which he desires? William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is a timeless tragedy that chronicles the rise and fall of a desperate man led astray by wicked ambition. This classic drama is set in Scotland during a period of great turmoil, a time in which noble factions competed for glory. One such noble was the valiant Macbeth, one of Scotland’s most seasoned warriors. The play follows Macbeth as he traverses a murderous course through destiny, which ultimately leads to his demise. A powerful theme is ambition, a leading trait that accounts for the actions of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and Macduff.
In the beginning Macbeth was such a nice guy. That all changed when he met the three witches. When Macbeth first meets the witches they say two things that begin Macbeth's trail of evil. "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cowdor!" I iii 49, is the first thing that leads to the trail. The second is, "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!" I iii 50. These two predictions told by the witches caused great ambition to happen within Macbeth. Lady Macbeth finds out about the predictions, and drives Macbeth's ambition even harder. Lady Macbeth tries to get Macbeth to kill King Duncan, because she wants Macbeth to be king. "He that's coming/ must provided for: and you shall put/ this night's great business into my dispatch;/ which shall to all our nights and days to come/ give solely sovereign sway and mastedom." I v 65-69, this is a quote from Lady Macbeth explaining to Macbeth that when King Duncan come to stay, they will kill him. After Macbeth killed Duncan he killed the King's guards, so no one could question them. All this was just the beginning of a walk down an evil trail.