The fall of Macbeth happened when he was killed by Macduff. He was not born of a woman, but ripped out from the corpse of his mother, just like the witches prophesized. Works Cited Hibbs, Stacey, and Thomas Hibbs. "Virtue, Natural Law, and Supernatural Solicitation: A Thomistic Reading of Shakespeare's Macbeth." Literary Reference Center.
Didst thou not hear a noise? (Act II Scene II).” This was spoken by Macbeth after the deed was done, which was the murder of the three innocent men. Lady Macbeth may have brought up the idea of killing King Duncan but Macbeth was the one that decided wither to do it or not. This play would not have been the same if Macbeth wasn’t so narrow sighted and very ambitious. Lady Macbeth only gave a slight push to Macbeth’s choices at the beginning, once he had committed the first upon many murders he became powerful, ... ... middle of paper ... ...rent between kingship and tyranny.” Macbeth may have been King, but not the King anyone would want.
The Importance of the Three Witches in William Shakespeare's Macbeth Works Cited Missing The witches, who are also known as the three sisters, play an important part in the play 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare. I will discuss what impact the witches gave to the Elizabethans and what impact it gave to the play. I will also discuss what the witches look like and their illusion on the stage and why James I was so scared of them. Shakespeare wrote Macbeth as a historical tragedy. Macbeth was a real king in Scotland for about 17 years but later he died because Malcolm (the son of Duncan) killed him after a battle.
As the witches use their apparent powers to tell Macbeth the future, the ghost of King Hamlet tells Hamlet what has happened already. Hamlet states in one of his soliloquies “The spirit that I have seen / may be the devil” (2.2.598-599). Macbeth also has his doubts because when the witches tell him that he will be named Thane of Cawder, Macbeth himself had not known, but many people had. It is possible the witches could have known. In the same matter in both plays, the presentation of the supernatural began to lead to the final downfall of each of the characters.
“I go, and it is done: the bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell That summons the to heaven, or to hell” this shows that Macbeth’s action where preplanned to kill Duncan as he slept (Macbeth p.321). Shakespeare’s account of who Macbeth was is close to the factual account even down to the fact that he murdered the former King Duncan and his battle with an army lead by Malcolm Canmore, the son of Duncan (Columbia University). Another character in Sha... ... middle of paper ... ...9-41). Due to the misinformation found by Shakespeare many of his accounts of Macbeth differ from the true historical story of the Scottish king, Macbeth.
This drama is said to be one of the greatest tragedy theme plays written by Shakespeare. Macbeth who has fought in a victorious battle between Scotland and Norway confronts three witches; the witches predict that he will one day become king. In order to achieve the prophecy he makes a plan to kill Duncan; the former king. His wife, Lady Macbeth agrees to the plan and they both murder Duncan in his sleep and blame the cruel murder on Duncan’s chamberlains. The crown is then passed to Macbeth.
After the first part of the witches' prophecy comes true, early in the play, he begins to think the subsequent part may also come true. Encouraged after continuous unrest from his wife, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth murders King Duncan, while he is a guest in his castle. Macbeth then seizes the throne of Scotland. But Macbeth has no peace. Duncan's sons, Malcom and Donalbain, have escaped to England, where they seek support against Macbeth.
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.
However witnesses put forward that when MacBeth arrived back at his castle, he was overheard conspiring with Lady MacBeth regarding Duncan?s murder. Further into the trial it was exposed that MacBeth could not become king, as the Scottish lineage to the throne moves from father to first-born son. However, members from within the same bloodline could lay claim to the throne if Duncan had no living sons. The prosecution then brought forth D.N.A evidence, which revealed that MacBeth was in fact Duncan?s cousin. Since Duncan had already named Malcolm the heir to the Scottish throne, Duncan had to be murdered.
In the play there are many evil deeds that Macbeth committed. These include the murders of Duncan and Banquo, Lady Macduff and her son. Macbeth is also responsible for Scotland's disorder. Macbeth plays the main role in each incident, with the other characters being only minor and undeveloped; acting as vehicles for Macbeth's actions. It is possible that it is not entirely Macbeth's fault for the evil deeds in the play.