This all revolves around the idea of the unnatural influencing Macbeth and causes much of the tragedy within the play to occur. Lady Macbeth wishes to throw out her morality for the sake of gaining a title. With the help of invisible sprits, she wants to make herself able to commit a terrible act of murder to make her dreams of the royal life come true, without having reservations or remorse. She approaches Macbeth with her intent to kill King Duncan. Macbeth, although wanting th... ... middle of paper ... ...s insanity and madness which he has brought upon himself from the witches prophecy, his ambition was so overpowering that it took control of his mind and focused only on success and power which eventually led him to insanity.
This causes him to plan to kill Macduff and his family, and in return they raise an army and slaughter Macbeths army. “Bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself, within my sword's length set him; if he ‘scape, heaven forgive him too!”(IV.iii.33-35). This is the reason Macbeth eventually falls to tragedy and ends up dying during a war with Macduff. Macbeth being the cause of tragedy in the play had three main causes. The witches prophecies, Lady Macbeth being his wife and influencing him more than anyone else could, and Macbeth's ambition, all led to Macbeth causing the tragedy, which ultimately ended up killing him.
Therefore we can assume that it was Lady Macbeth that transformed Macbeth into a megalomaniac. The witches were the force that initiated Macbeth’s possibility to murder Duncan for the throne, which led to the destruction that followed thereafter. When the witches welcome Macbeth they call him by three names, “hail thee, Thane of Cawdor”, “hail thee, Thane of Glamis” and, “”thou shall be king thereafter.” By calling Macbeth by these names the witches aimed for Macbeth to pursue these titles, the role of king in particular as he was not to receive it by chance. “Malcolm, son of Duncan, King of Scotland,” if not for the murders Macbeth would have not gained the kingship as Malcolm was heir. By the witches suggesting that Macbeth would become king they are liable for creating the possibility for Macbeth to choose to commit the disasters that followed.
The Guilt of Lady Macbeth Everyone is influenced by other people, including leaders or authority, to make the wrong decisions at some point in their lives. In the play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is responsible for the evil doings of Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is responsible for this by using his love for her to persuade him into killing King Duncan. Because Macbeth loved and trusted his wife, he was vulnerable to her opinions and suggestions. We also know that she is responsible for these heartless things because she has so much guilt that she commits suicide.
In addition to his mind, it is his never-ending ambition and his blind trust of the witches prophesies which ultimately change Macbeth from what he once was to the monster he had become. Over the entirety of the play the changes in morals, personality, and confidence within Macbeth and Lady Macbeth can clearly be seen as a result of their ambition for the crown of Scotland. Lady Macbeth, first presented as strong and able to commit murder, eventually went insane due to her guilty conscience and killed herself. Macbeth on the other hand, went from a sincere, conscientious person into a maniacal monster which no one could control. Thus they well deserve the title Malcolm appoints them at the end of the play: "the dead butcher and his fiend-like queen."
Duncan is murdered by Macbeth in order for him to become King and this murder makes Macbeth more ambition and determined which leads to his downfall. Lastly, Macduff is another minor character to lead to Macbeth’s downfall. Macduff’s importance arises from Macduff murdering Macbeth. There are many minor characters in Macbeth that have the same significance as major characters on Macbeth’s death. However, the witches, Duncan and Macduff are three vital influences on Macbeth’s downfall.
Evil In Women and Its Effect on Macbeth "...My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man that function Is smother'd in surmise, and nothing is But what is not." (1.3.140-143). Throughout Shakespeare's play, we see that Macbeth is the victim of evil seduction by women. In the above quote the evil is perpetrated by the witches. Lady Macbeth also plays a strong role in his moral corruption.
Macbeth’s lack of courage throughout ... ... middle of paper ... ... see what must be done to correct all of the wrongdoings. In the beginning of the play the three witches chant “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” (I.iii.12), which means the natural order has been reversed. This is a significant quote because it signifies how the natural order was upset by Macbeth killing King Duncan so he could become King. Which is where Macduff steps in to correct the erroneous doings, and rid Scotland of the evil Macbeth diseased it with. The unavoidable deaths of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth occurred because of their unquenchable desire for power.
Macbeth now convinced that he must prove his manliness by becoming king and he must make this happen by murdering Duncan. Although Lady Macbeth is portrayed as the villain, she has to have someone else to what she want which keeps her from doing the dirty work. After Macbeth kills Duncan, it seems that Lady Macbeth helps by finishing the murder by framing someone other than her husband. Macbeth is a tragic hero who causes suffering by committing murder and distress, exemplifying the negative effects of a bloodthirsty desire for power. Lady Macbeth torments her husband Macbeth in going through with the evil deed of murder which leads her to be the villain.
In the world of Macbeth, the theme of appearance versus reality plays a predominant role in not only influencing Macbeth’s actions but also in his downfall. The theme of “Appearance versus Reality” is the way characters ... ... middle of paper ... ...eir prophecies literally and fooling himself into thinking that he is safe from any harm. At this stage, a team of forces wished to end Macbeth’s wrath of tyranny and traveled to Scotland to overthrow him. As these forces came closer to Macbeth in Scotland, Macbeth and his queen had reached the state of mind border lining on insanity. Lady Macbeth was suffering from horrid memories of murder and was hallucinating.