His ambition drove him to fight bravely in the first battle and win the title of Thane of Cawdor. When he heard that he could be king, his ambition took over his mind and he will do anything - including killing the king he loves, under his own roof - to satisfy that ambition. As the play progressed, he became a cold and callous man. He lost his sanity and is driven by immoral thoughts that make him act as quickly as thinking. He let superstition, greed and evil take over his mind, which resulted in many deaths.
As a result of his insecurity of his lack of manliness, Macbeth’s soul couldn’t be cleansed again. Macbeth proved to his wife that he was a “man” but the consequence of murdering the king was the beginning of the corruption of Macbeth’s soul because of the sense of power he had. Macbeth saw his actions as justifiable because he was motivated by his self-interest. Although Lady Macbeth pushed Macbeth to abuse his powers, it was ultimately his own doing because he had a choice to go or not go along with it. Macbeth decided to go through with his plan to kill Duncan, “I am settled, and bend up/Each corporal agent to this terrible feat/Away, and mock the time with fairest show/False face must hide what the false heart doth know” (1.7.92-96).
The stolen crown gives him no satisfaction, for he is riddled with guilt over the murder and fear of being discovered. All of these foul things Macbeth does to gain the throne are considered to be evil triumphs, which fuels his greed even more. In his own mind, he faces serious internal conflict, seeing these triumphs as not enough, because he wants to achieve absolute power. The climax of the play is at the banquet scene, when Macbeth can no longer hide his anguish and convicts himself saying "Thou canst say I did it." From this point on in the play, this is the end for Macbeth.
With this, he is allowing these undermining and evil ways of his to get the betterment of him, corrupting his being. Macbeth is so consumed by the thoughts of becoming powerful that he corrupts himself to an even further extent. Before and after the murder o... ... middle of paper ... ... him. After Macbeth finds out of Banquo and Fleance's escape, he takes no time in moving onto the next victim. His ambition is to "surprises" Macduff with the "edge o' th' sword," but his wife and children, their "unfortunate souls," die instead (IV.i.174-177).
Macbeth starts to think that he cannot kill Duncan, and the only thing that is keeping him on track with the plan is ambition. Macbeth says that ambition can make a person rush ahead into catastrophe. Macbeth follows through with murdering Duncan with the help of his wife. Later on, Macbeth becomes paranoid with his killing of Duncan, and he feels he cannot trust anyone. He ends up killing a plethora of people throughout his kingdom in order to feel safe.
Macbeth says, “Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo...And points at them for his”(4.1.127-139). Macbeth is not happy with the witches conjure, of the eight kings. He is mad that everybody is saying that in the future he will be defeated. At this moment Macbeth's obsessed with power, so hearing this is killing him. He thinks He is that evil and corrupt that he would kill an innocent
This makes Macbeth relieved, but he is shaken when a line of kings appear with Banquo. He decides to kill Macduff’s family immediately and Macduff seeks for revenge. Eventually, Macduff kills him because Macbeth
The cost of power for Macbeth is constant guilt, regret, and murder which over the course of the play becomes constant themes. He received another prophecy from the witches about when his time ruling would end and he was determine that it should not come true. A main point of the fall from power prophecy regarding Macbeth was that his reign would end when the Birnham woods reached his castle. He did not know that MacDuff and his forces of rebellion would disguise as the woods in order to camouflage their way into the castle. One main reason that MacDuff is against Macbeth ruling is not just that he was a poor ruler who was running the country into the ground but the fact that Macbeth killed his whole family.
This was until evil and the devil overcame him. He started getting greedy and wanted more. Once the thought of being king entered his head and once he shared that with his wife, there was no turning back. He was bound to destruction. Macbeth was weak because he allowed his wife saying that he was not a true man get to him.
Macbeth reaches a point where he is too busy fulfilling his own ambitions that he was not fulfilling his obligations as king. “Those he command move only in command, / Nothing in love…” (5.2.22-23). His obsession with power caused him to murder his good friend Banquo, and Banquo’s son. Macbeth’s out of control ambition has caused him to lose his emotion. He progressively sta... ... middle of paper ... ...two apparitions make Macbeth feel like his title as king is safe.